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by Ziggy Stardust
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Clothing and Equipment
Topic: CBSA Boots?
Replies: 129
Views: 44515

Re: CBSA Boots?

I'm a big fan of the Keen boot. I think it's the most comfortable boot I've worn.
by Ziggy Stardust
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ask the CBSA!
Replies: 12700
Views: 1192029

Re: Ask the CBSA!

Amen brothers, and/or sisters.

The process is nothing compared to the reality on the job. If the process is tripping you up, just give up now.
by Ziggy Stardust
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: The Rant
Topic: RCMP pot policy
Replies: 4
Views: 4435

Re: RCMP pot policy

This entire exercise has been every bit the shit-show I envisioned it would be and a distraction from far more important things. I think that was the plan all along.
by Ziggy Stardust
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ask the CBSA!
Replies: 12700
Views: 1192029

Re: Ask the CBSA!

My refuge was the hills up behind the college. That was a long time ago so I hope things are the same. It was really beautiful back there in the woods and some really nice trails to walk or run. I tried to get back there often for some peace. Another tip is to bring lots of books, fiction that takes...
by Ziggy Stardust
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Question for Land Border CBSA folks out there...
Replies: 17
Views: 7366

Re: Question for Land Border CBSA folks out there...

This is a strange case but this line from the article caught my attention. Two weeks passed before immigration officials in Canada and the US were able to confirm that Roman was eligible to return to Canada. It seems reasonable to me that USCBP would initially detain her because they could not ident...
by Ziggy Stardust
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: The Blacklist - Does it Exist?
Replies: 17
Views: 1918

Re: The Blacklist - Does it Exist?

I've heard that wearing a tin foil hat to the interview will circumvent them detecting that you are on "the list".
by Ziggy Stardust
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Story ideas and suggestions
Topic: CBSA air-mode Officers armed but not carrying
Replies: 47
Views: 5993

Re: CBSA air-mode Officers armed but not carrying

Bill C-23 received royal assent on Tuesday. With C-23 passed into law, Canada now needs to enact regulations on the new preclearance regime before the agreement is fully ratified, and then the airports will have to sign cost recovery and operational agreements with the U.S. border agency. It will li...
by Ziggy Stardust
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Story ideas and suggestions
Topic: CBSA air-mode Officers armed but not carrying
Replies: 47
Views: 5993

Re: CBSA air-mode Officers armed but not carrying

Thank you Jonny, very informative!

I'm not sure that the regulations and legislation are the problem, it's the way they have chosen to interpret them. Of course it isn't only CBSA who makes the decision, plenty of other agencies, plus the feds that need to be on board with it.
by Ziggy Stardust
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Story ideas and suggestions
Topic: CBSA air-mode Officers armed but not carrying
Replies: 47
Views: 5993

Re: CBSA air-mode Officers armed but not carrying

The reason we are constantly fed is that it's a transport Canada regulation and until the legislation changes we aren't able to carry firearms inside the terminals. So in theory, this transport Canada legislation would apply to US officers as well. It's going to have to been a simultaneous roll out...
by Ziggy Stardust
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Story ideas and suggestions
Topic: CBSA air-mode Officers armed but not carrying
Replies: 47
Views: 5993

Re: CBSA air-mode Officers armed but not carrying

If you go back just a couple posts, I was the one holding out hope 3-4 years ago that after the frontier ports had fully implemented the arming initiative that the airports would follow soon after. Today, I'm of the opinion that CBP will have armed officers at Canadian airports before CBSA. I was wr...
by Ziggy Stardust
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Story ideas and suggestions
Topic: CBSA air-mode Officers armed but not carrying
Replies: 47
Views: 5993

Re: CBSA air-mode Officers armed but not carrying

Bill C-23 (Preclearance Act) looks as though it will receive royal assent fairly soon and we may indeed have armed USCBP officers at Canadian airports before CBSA does. m Bill C-23 Preclearance Act, 2016 An Act respecting the preclearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United States m Part 3...
by Ziggy Stardust
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Story ideas and suggestions
Topic: CBSA air-mode Officers armed but not carrying
Replies: 47
Views: 5993

Re: CBSA air-mode Officers armed but not carrying

Ziggy, where did you get this 2 years thing? It's been 2 years for 10 years. This is a revived old thread and that post of mine is a little over three years old. At the time there was some faint hope that after arming had been fully implemented at frontier ports that there would be a move to implem...
by Ziggy Stardust
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: The Rant
Topic: Toronto ETF (the security company)
Replies: 498
Views: 49636

Re: Toronto ETF (the security company)

Welcome back :wave:
by Ziggy Stardust
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Exploring out of province/country law enforcement options
Replies: 17
Views: 1055

Re: Exploring out of province/country law enforcement option

Yup. It's not easy to get a green card; not without specialized skills that are in demand. Take Dave's advice above. Focus on a few Departments and Agencies and put together applications. If you don't get hired they will let you know why, accept their feedback, work on making yourself a better appli...