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by Dave Brown
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Firearms
Topic: What sidearms are used in your Police Service
Replies: 7
Views: 183

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: 7
Views: 183

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: 35579
Views: 3942502

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: 17595
Views: 1505006

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...
by Dave Brown
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Automotive
Topic: Is this illegal to put inside your car windows?
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Re: Is this illegal to put inside your car windows?

Sorry, this is not an "ask-a-cop" forum. Obstruction of vision laws vary from province to province.

On the other hand, really bad taste in useless bling is, it appears, universal.
by Dave Brown
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Questions about the RMAQ
Replies: 2
Views: 723

Re: Questions about the RMAQ

Mr. "Potentail" will no longer be with us. He is using a fake email address taken from websites that provide fake names, identities, facebook posts etc. for criminal reasons. His IP address has been reported for investigative purposes. This was a common game a few years ago; bored college students w...
by Dave Brown
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Calgary Police Service
Replies: 1811
Views: 229883

Re: Calgary Police Service

Sigh. Ten million Canadians are out of work. 100,000 will be bankrupt in three weeks. 500,000 will have their RRSPs drained to nothing in three months. And here on Blue Line, applicants continue to ask questions that cannot be answered. Does NO ONE READ OR WATCH THE NEWS? We are in a crisis of unpre...
by Dave Brown
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT
Replies: 35579
Views: 3942502

Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

jordan442 wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:05 pm
There are plenty of ways to answer my question without that nonsense, but thanks anyway :roll:
Okay. let's get straight to the point.

Think before you post.
by Dave Brown
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT
Replies: 35579
Views: 3942502

Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

While on the topic of firearms, and maybe this is a dumb question, but do RCMP officers keep their issued sidearm at home when not on duty? I seen a video recently that made it sound like once you are issued your sidearm it's basically "your" gun until you leave the RCMP. I always assumed your side...
by Dave Brown
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT
Replies: 17595
Views: 1505006

Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

This is not entitlement. This is critical thinking being applied on a forum, intended to spark conversation about other experiences and about how CBSA can change processes for the better, especially for younger recruits which they claim to want so much. Let me tell you a secret. There are lots of e...
by Dave Brown
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT
Replies: 17595
Views: 1505006

Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

If you think *** Limk removed. We do not allow unpaid advertising on this forum. Do not do it again *** dioesn't know his stuff then I leave it up to you. He is the one who said he can't give any paperwork. May be things changed since you last got the info?? Who said gun safety is not important? Th...
by Dave Brown
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT
Replies: 17595
Views: 1505006

Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Hi guys, I need advice. My CRFSC and CFSC will end tomorrow. CBSA has given me till April 3 to provide proof of completion. RCMP takes 4 to 6 weeks to mail a stamped copywhich means I may not have a copy of my results by then. In the spirit of "International Tell-It-Like-It-Is Day," perhaps you sho...
by Dave Brown
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT
Replies: 17595
Views: 1505006

Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Is recruitment always this much of a joke? CBSA is not for you. Move on and save yourself and them a lot of time. Someone else would be GLAD to have your spot and would WELCOME a chance find a way to drive 1 1/2 hours to an interview. It's called initiative, and you don't have it. Bottom line. This...
by Dave Brown
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ask the CBSA!
Replies: 12698
Views: 1177630

Re: Ask the CBSA!

Yes, there are changes to be made, but the issue is that CBSA must staff all POEs, not just the popular ones or the POEs near a major city. If they gave every new officer their full choice, some POEs would remain understaffed, and the experienced officers who had been working there for years and hop...
by Dave Brown
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT
Replies: 35579
Views: 3942502

Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Every applicant is looked on in a case-by-case basis. It's not marijuana use that gets people deferred, it is how much; how long ago, and whether the person takes responsibility for their actions. In this case, the person denies that it was illegal because "everyone else was doing it," and maintaine...