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by Dave Brown
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Calgary Police Service
Replies: 1871
Views: 248265

Re: Calgary Police Service

Condolences to all his friends, family and colleagues from all the staff and members of Blue Line Magazine forums.

If I remember correctly, Andrew Harnett was formerly Military Police. I believe he was on the Thunderbird Challenge team and was in my pistol course. Outstanding officer.

Rest in Peace.
by Dave Brown
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Calgary Police Service - Recruiting push
Replies: 6
Views: 1143

Re: Calgary Police Service - Recruiting push

This thread is to discuss the recruiting initiatives of Calgary Police Service. Please keep it on topic. Any comments not dealing with the topic will be deleted without warning.
by Dave Brown
Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT
Replies: 36636
Views: 4163577

Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

No one wants a recruit to fail. Your instructors will always be your best resource. Some recruits come in with a little experience with firearms; some come in with a lot; and some come in with zero. It doesn't matter. It's not previous skills that will decide who passes and who fails - it is ATTITUD...
by Dave Brown
Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: *** ASK AN ONTARIO RCMP RECRUITER ***
Replies: 324
Views: 55429

Re: *** ASK AN ONTARIO RCMP RECRUITER ***

The question has been asked and answered. Next question.

Let me reinforce what Pete has said. This is NOT an "ask an applicant" thread. The ONLY people who can respond to questions in this thread are RMs, recruiters, moderators and admins.
by Dave Brown
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: *** ASK AN ONTARIO RCMP RECRUITER ***
Replies: 324
Views: 55429

Re: *** ASK AN ONTARIO RCMP RECRUITER ***

FYI, Mexico has three times the population of Canada, but four times the number of cases ... and most importantly, NINE TIMES THE NUMBER OF DEATHS. Allow me to be less polite that my friend Imran. This is an incredibly selfish thing to do right now. It's not just self-isolating when you get home. Ho...
by Dave Brown
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Will travelling during covid affect the outlook on my process?
Replies: 2
Views: 711

Re: Will travelling during covid affect the outlook on my process?

#1 - No need to cross-post. You asked the question and got an answer. #2 - Just because you didn't get the answer you wanted, there is no need to keep asking the question on multiple forums. #3 - Why are you relying on information from fellow applicants? No one can say for certain. #4 - When you hav...
by Dave Brown
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Alberta Sheriff Applicant Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 11043

Re: Alberta Sheriff Applicant Thread

fortmacapplicant wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:10 pm
I heard there was supposed to be a posting last Friday but nothing yet. I, unfortunately, had to leave the Sheriff's in 2016 but now I'm patiently waiting to apply again. Now since I'm no longer in Fort Mac I should figure out how to change my user name lol
PM me with your desired user name.
by Dave Brown
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT
Replies: 36636
Views: 4163577

Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Edit: You're 40? Now that's embarrassing. I guess what's even more embarrassing is that our entitled applicant just got kicked off a law enforcement forum for insulting members, disparaging police and starting flame wars. This was a college prank thing a few years ago to come on forums like ours an...
by Dave Brown
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT
Replies: 36636
Views: 4163577

Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Hello ! I'm not quite sure this is the right place to ask, but I was wondering what the application process might look like for someone with my profile / background, and most importantly what might be my employment perspectives if I were to be recruited by the RCMP. I'm a 40/F Canadian citizen born...
by Dave Brown
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT
Replies: 36636
Views: 4163577

Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

This, wish my wife saw this post before sinking 20k on online courses that "condense" 2 years into one.. Not necessarily a waste of money. There are some really good online courses, and the best ones are great for supplementing one's education, but I just don't think should be used replace an entir...
by Dave Brown
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT
Replies: 36636
Views: 4163577

Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Is there generally much of a difference if one were to take an online diploma in Police Studies while working full time? or would that be frowned upon compared to that of an in-class diploma? Alternatively, I suppose I could resume my original degree, but as I mentioned that university was getting ...
by Dave Brown
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Firearms
Topic: What sidearms are used in your Police Service
Replies: 13
Views: 2148

Re: What sidearms are used in your Police Service

Wow, that was a long time ago. I still remember those days, and I did an article on the Thunderbird Challenge in Blue Line, using a bit of a humorous nod to the age-old debate as to whether Military Police were Capital M, small p, or vice versa. I called it, "Capital M; Capital P." I have always had...
by Dave Brown
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Firearms
Topic: What sidearms are used in your Police Service
Replies: 13
Views: 2148

Re: What sidearms are used in your Police Service

Much better to ask this question in the private forums. Nothing secret about it as it is public knowledge, and Blue Line does Cross-Canada surveys every few years, but actual officers would be better placed to give you the good and the bad. In summary, from my last survey in the cover story of Decem...
by Dave Brown
Fri May 22, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT
Replies: 36636
Views: 4163577

Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Just saw all the changes they made to the process and I'm left speechless. I was expecting they would radically shorten and simplify both the recruitment and training, but instead they made it even longer and more cumbersome. https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/how-to-apply The key point is that going fo...
by Dave Brown
Fri May 08, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT
Replies: 18500
Views: 1767797

Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

All CFSC and CRFSC courses have also been suspended. Unless CBSA says otherwise, candidates without the two courses cannot start training. So if you have been a member of these forums and followed the advice you have been given by many of us over the years, you will have already taken the CFSC and C...