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    Hey guys,

    New to the site and it looks great! Lots of great posters here!

    Just curious if there are any Brinks Canada or Brinks USA guards on board here? I have an interview coming up with Brinks Canada and just curious about a few things.

    1) Does Brinks have a target range to practice shooting like the police does?
    2) Does Brinks allow you to take your firearm home so you can target shoot for practice on your own time?

  • #2
    Originally posted by rentacop
    Hey guys,

    New to the site and it looks great! Lots of great posters here!

    Just curious if there are any Brinks Canada or Brinks USA guards on board here? I have an interview coming up with Brinks Canada and just curious about a few things.

    1) Does Brinks have a target range to practice shooting like the police does?
    2) Does Brinks allow you to take your firearm home so you can target shoot for practice on your own time?
    If you are Canadian it would not be up to Brink's if you could bring your firearm home or not. The province you live in regulates licenses for carrying firearms. There are very very strict laws. Such as the weapon must be carried seperate from the ammo while being transported to the range.

    Welcome to the site!
    I enforce rules and regulations, not laws.
    Security Officers. The 1st First Responders.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by HotelSecurity
      If you are Canadian it would not be up to Brink's if you could bring your firearm home or not. The province you live in regulates licenses for carrying firearms. There are very very strict laws. Such as the weapon must be carried seperate from the ammo while being transported to the range.

      Welcome to the site!
      Brinks may have more restrictive policies than the province though.
      "Alright guys listen up, ya'll have probably heard this before, Jackson vs. Securiplex corporation; I am a private security officer, I have no State or governmental authority. I stand as an ordinary citizen. I have no right to; detain, interrogate or otherwise interfere with your personal property-... basically all that means is I'm a cop."-Officer Ernie
      "The Curve" 1998

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      • #4
        Hey guys,

        Yeah here in Canada when you want to take a restricted firearm to a range you have to get an ATT (Authorization to Transport) and you can only go from your home to the range and back. No detours! I just figured when you work for a company that requires you to carry a firearm there may be an exception something like the police. An off duty cop here can carry their firearm anytime they want anywhere they want without an ATT.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by rentacop
          Hey guys,

          Yeah here in Canada when you want to take a restricted firearm to a range you have to get an ATT (Authorization to Transport) and you can only go from your home to the range and back. No detours! I just figured when you work for a company that requires you to carry a firearm there may be an exception something like the police. An off duty cop here can carry their firearm anytime they want anywhere they want without an ATT.
          I know someone that works armed at a Federal Institution, it is a 'company' gun and it stays on site. They rent a range to refire.

          I doubt you would be able see any exceptions for non Police, besides, why take on the added responsibility for less than Police wages.

          I probably would not ask at the interview too many gun questions....
          Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
          Groucho Marx

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Eric
            I probably would not ask at the interview too many gun questions....
            Oh agreed completely. If they ask me about guns I'll answer but I'm not going to come off "gunho" if you will... (pun intended)

            I was more curious than anything else mainly because when I was younger (about 16 years ago) I was on a public bus and a Brinks guard got on holding his gun wrapped in a towel. I could tell what it was and asked him why he was hiding it and he said because he doesnt want any un-needed heat.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by rentacop
              Hey guys,

              Yeah here in Canada when you want to take a restricted firearm to a range you have to get an ATT (Authorization to Transport) and you can only go from your home to the range and back. No detours! I just figured when you work for a company that requires you to carry a firearm there may be an exception something like the police. An off duty cop here can carry their firearm anytime they want anywhere they want without an ATT.
              The reason is because a cop is never really off duty. He retains his powers 24 hours a day. (Unlike a Special Constable that Ontairo seems to have a lot of - even more coming - I believe I read somewhere yesterday that Toronto is going to give their city Security officers, Special Constable status.)
              I enforce rules and regulations, not laws.
              Security Officers. The 1st First Responders.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by HotelSecurity
                The reason is because a cop is never really off duty. He retains his powers 24 hours a day. (Unlike a Special Constable that Ontairo seems to have a lot of - even more coming - I believe I read somewhere yesterday that Toronto is going to give their city Security officers, Special Constable status.)
                Yeah I just found that on Toronto.ca where Toronto Transit swore in 11 Security officers as Special Constables. They've been given the same powers as a police officer while working their locations such as subway stations etc.

                To be honest, I think Toronto needs more officers, either police officers or guards that are allowed to enforce the law. Our crime rate is at an all time high here in Toronto and so far all I see is budget cuts. An example, I spoke with an MNR Conservation Officer in regards to budget cuts. He told me that in Northern Ontario such as Thunderbay the officers up there get 1 day per month on the road. The rest of the month they have to stay in the office because of the cost of fuel for the vehicles.

                I think a good solution to the crime issue in the city would be to give the licensed guards that have had specialized training the power to arrest and possess his/her firearm while "off the clock". Of course this power wouldnt be given to just any guard, they would have to be very selective in the process.

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                • #9
                  The Montreal Transit "Surveillance Agents" (they made up the name to make it look like they have more powers than mere Security Guards) are soon to be absorbed by the Montreal Police. I'm surprised Toronto didn't do the same. In the begining the Montreal Agents were also Special Constables but their power did not come from the Police Act, it came from the Railway Act. These powers were taken away from them when the city passed a by-law regulating conduct in the m├ętro. They stopped enforcing laws & became by-law enforcement agents.
                  I enforce rules and regulations, not laws.
                  Security Officers. The 1st First Responders.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Eric
                    I know someone that works armed at a Federal Institution, it is a 'company' gun and it stays on site. They rent a range to refire.

                    I doubt you would be able see any exceptions for non Police, besides, why take on the added responsibility for less than Police wages.

                    I probably would not ask at the interview too many gun questions....
                    Oh, why not? Don't forget to ask for a route map and schedule too.
                    Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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                    • #11
                      Hi Rentacop,
                      I worked in the armored truck field in SW Ontario with Securicor....the bigger one out there But that changes every time the contracts come up....
                      I would suppose the T.O branch of Brinks would have their own range. As for firearms going home...not unless you want to go to jail. Very strict firearm regulations. Join a gun club on the side to keep up with your skills. You'll love the job in Toronto. I miss the work, but have no time to go back to it even for part-time.... Good luck.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Eric
                        I doubt you would be able see any exceptions for non Police, besides, why take on the added responsibility for less than Police wages.
                        ....
                        Kind of off topic....


                        When I started working security, my 1st post was an apartment complex. I was making 5 bucks an hour and the area was "not the most pleasant" . After that 1st week of some really hairy situtions I found myself in, I realized that I liked the job, but it was "like doing police work for security money".

                        So I says to my self, "Self, I'd do this kind of job forever if i could get paid better for it". Self agreed BTW . Now, I'm a Campus Police Officer, pulling down police money to do mainly security related work.... .

                        Life if good .
                        ~Black Caesar~
                        Corbier's Commandos

                        " "The trouble with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." ~Margaret Thatcher

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                        • #13
                          Hey all, thanks for all the great replies. Sorry for my late response. Came down with a nasty flu that turned into a lung and sinus infection.

                          Ya'll make some very good points and I love the stories on this site.

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