Are the post-critical incident supports available to employees working in the cash in transit security industry ineffective?

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Corr, Tony
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BA (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy
Dublin Business School
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This research project questioned if the post trauma supports available to security personnel presently working in the cash in transit industry when involved in a critical incident were ineffective. By means of a questionnaire which was distributed to ninety five members currently employed in this sector the aim of the study was to investigate this hypothesis. The respondents were both male and female in ages ranging from twenty to sixty years old. They were deployed in different areas of the industry from field operatives (cash in transit crews), in house processing, base security staff and non management administration staff. The majority of the respondents were clearly dissatisfied with the level of supports available. They also requested that more constructive in house training is implemented which would give them better coping skills and understanding of trauma in the event of a being involved in a traumatic situation. Some of the areas that will be examined as a result of this study will centre on what framework could be provided for the cash transit industry with regards to training and debriefing.