Police to provide escorts for Christmas cash couriers in East Lancashire

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POLICE will provide escorts to firms delivering cash in the busy Christmas shopping period, it has been revealed.

Lancashire Constabulary is working with SaferCash and the British Security Industry Association to prevent cash and valuable deliveries being targeted by criminals.

Officers will be using both high-visibility and covert patrols on the ground and in some cases will escort security vehicles as they carry out their normal deliveries, police said.

Detective Chief Inspector Tim Leeson said: “Previous successful operations in the run up to Christmas, and indeed throughout the year, have meant that the number of cash in transit robberies committed in Lancashire is very low.

“However, these types of robberies often involve armed gangs who are prepared to use excessive levels of violence to secure large sums of money. “Our activity is aimed at targeting, deterring and disrupting criminals who carry out these robberies.

“We will target travelling criminals as the majority of offences are committed by offenders from outside the county; the whole force is working together to stop dangerous criminals coming into the county.

“This includes response and neighbourhood officers, as well as specialist teams such as firearms officers and roads policing officers. We are totally committed to keeping members of the public safe and protecting workers from criminals who are often prepared to use violence.”

A number of other tactics will be used including overt and covert CCTV monitoring, plus all cash containers will include either Smartwater or a dye, which will be released when they are opened.

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12:10pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Mikeee47 says...

Absolute madness!!! Just give the plice the contract then & pay them.
The police have enough to do (or not in some cases) less coppers on the streets, cut backs, yet they can sit for upto hours doing nothing just watching security vans, hence the NAME SECURITY, this country has gone crazy,
Get me outta here,
it could only happen here eh Mr police commisioner for lancashire????
Absolute madness!!! Just give the plice the contract then & pay them. The police have enough to do (or not in some cases) less coppers on the streets, cut backs, yet they can sit for upto hours doing nothing just watching security vans, hence the NAME SECURITY, this country has gone crazy, Get me outta here, it could only happen here eh Mr police commisioner for lancashire???? Mikeee47
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5:53pm Tue 4 Dec 12

George White Bread says...

Mikeee47 wrote:
Absolute madness!!! Just give the plice the contract then & pay them.
The police have enough to do (or not in some cases) less coppers on the streets, cut backs, yet they can sit for upto hours doing nothing just watching security vans, hence the NAME SECURITY, this country has gone crazy,
Get me outta here,
it could only happen here eh Mr police commisioner for lancashire????
I here what you're saying but just playing devils advocate if the cops didn't follow them around and one of the cash in transit vans got hit the the cost of the subsequent investigation and hopefully prosecution would be far more costly. One of those rock and a hard place scenarios.
[quote][p][bold]Mikeee47[/bold] wrote: Absolute madness!!! Just give the plice the contract then & pay them. The police have enough to do (or not in some cases) less coppers on the streets, cut backs, yet they can sit for upto hours doing nothing just watching security vans, hence the NAME SECURITY, this country has gone crazy, Get me outta here, it could only happen here eh Mr police commisioner for lancashire????[/p][/quote]I here what you're saying but just playing devils advocate if the cops didn't follow them around and one of the cash in transit vans got hit the the cost of the subsequent investigation and hopefully prosecution would be far more costly. One of those rock and a hard place scenarios. George White Bread
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6:15pm Tue 4 Dec 12

useyourhead says...

Commenting just because I can, a rarity on stories these days!
Commenting just because I can, a rarity on stories these days! useyourhead
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12:22am Wed 5 Dec 12

Mikeee47 says...

George White Bread wrote:
Mikeee47 wrote:
Absolute madness!!! Just give the plice the contract then & pay them.
The police have enough to do (or not in some cases) less coppers on the streets, cut backs, yet they can sit for upto hours doing nothing just watching security vans, hence the NAME SECURITY, this country has gone crazy,
Get me outta here,
it could only happen here eh Mr police commisioner for lancashire????
I here what you're saying but just playing devils advocate if the cops didn't follow them around and one of the cash in transit vans got hit the the cost of the subsequent investigation and hopefully prosecution would be far more costly. One of those rock and a hard place scenarios.
Like I said pay the police to do the job the Security firm CAN'T, after all they are a security firm with time locked safes, Dye bombs in the money cases' etc. Its hard enough to get the police to attend a crime yet we can send them to protect a SECURITY company, tells me the company is not fit foe purpose, G4S by any chance??
[quote][p][bold]George White Bread[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mikeee47[/bold] wrote: Absolute madness!!! Just give the plice the contract then & pay them. The police have enough to do (or not in some cases) less coppers on the streets, cut backs, yet they can sit for upto hours doing nothing just watching security vans, hence the NAME SECURITY, this country has gone crazy, Get me outta here, it could only happen here eh Mr police commisioner for lancashire????[/p][/quote]I here what you're saying but just playing devils advocate if the cops didn't follow them around and one of the cash in transit vans got hit the the cost of the subsequent investigation and hopefully prosecution would be far more costly. One of those rock and a hard place scenarios.[/p][/quote]Like I said pay the police to do the job the Security firm CAN'T, after all they are a security firm with time locked safes, Dye bombs in the money cases' etc. Its hard enough to get the police to attend a crime yet we can send them to protect a SECURITY company, tells me the company is not fit foe purpose, G4S by any chance?? Mikeee47
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