Armored car guards and drivers are responsible for overseeing the safe transportation of cash, jewelry, sensitive information, and other valuable possessions. While armored cars are most commonly used for cash collection between banks and other businesses that handle cash, they may also be involved in minor undertakings such as collecting coins from parking meters.
Aside from driving vehicles, armored car guards and drivers are also responsible for the safe loading and unloading of vehicles and official documentation of deliveries, including verifying that the processes were smooth and met all necessary guidelines. This job requires a keen understanding and following of safety protocols and security procedures, such as understanding the exact processes behind unloading vehicles and training against robbery and knowledge of the established routes which armored cars take to their destinations. They often work in pairs, sometimes more; during the unloading of goods at each destination, at least one worker is required to stand guard.
Armored car guards and drivers usually work set hours, as most of their destinations are commercial and operate during business hours. Their work is largely outdoors and involves frequent traveling between stops and physical exertion, including heavy lifting of goods and, in the event of a robbery or emergency, self-defense training. Their job requires minimal interaction, but clear communication between guards is essential, and quality customer service with clients is also expected. No official credentials are required for armored car guards and drivers, but employers usually prefer that applicants have a high school diploma or equivalent, as well as a driver's license and clean driving history.
Armored Car Guard & Driver Tasks
Protect facilities or private individuals from harm.
May plan routes, pre-search buildings, and perform package inspections for individuals.
Prepare reports, logs, and call for assistance in the event of suspicious activity.