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by GPZ
Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Engineering Degree to RCMP Applicant (or others)
Replies: 68
Views: 3816

Re: Engineering Degree to RCMP Applicant (or others)

Here's some brutal honesty as you requested: Maybe do some research into what police officers actually do, then ask yourself just how valuable a background in chemical engineering would be. I have and have seen that an individual who has an engineering degree can become a specialist/technician in t...
by GPZ
Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Engineering Degree to RCMP Applicant (or others)
Replies: 68
Views: 3816

Re: Engineering Degree to RCMP Applicant (or others)

Here's some brutal honesty as you requested: Maybe do some research into what police officers actually do, then ask yourself just how valuable a background in chemical engineering would be. And stating that "I do not think affirmative action is fair", while hoping that you'll have an edge ...
by GPZ
Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Female spouses in depot
Replies: 24
Views: 3872

Re: Female spouses in depot

Wrong forum. You should be posting this in a forum dedicated to relationship advice.
by GPZ
Wed May 13, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: The Rant
Topic: No Call Too Small Philosophy
Replies: 26
Views: 11231

Re: No Call Too Small Philosophy

I would suggest your provincial management read up on the current state of the economics of policing. Agencies are being held more accountable for the (very expensive) time spent by sworn police officers and are typically looking for efficiencies. That said, assuming you have clearly written policy ...
by GPZ
Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Clothing and Equipment
Topic: What type of I.D. is appropriate?
Replies: 11
Views: 7145

Re: What type of I.D. is appropriate?

If you're showing up at a crime scene and you get jammed up by a police officer who needs to establish exactly who you are and under what authority you're expecting entry before he or she allows you in, then that means the perimeter security is working exactly as it should, not that your ID card is ...
by GPZ
Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: warm fun place to go
Replies: 52
Views: 6702

Re: warm fun place to go

Huatulco is great. Very laid back, no Wal-Marts, Burger King, or Senor Frogs...and smoking hot. Being on the beach at high noon actually hurt, the sun was so strong.
by GPZ
Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:44 am
Forum: Clothing and Equipment
Topic: Open Cuff cases and Handcuff care
Replies: 110
Views: 26779

Re: Open Cuff cases and Handcuff care

There is no way in hell I can get a radio, OC, taser, pistol, mag pouch, flashlight, baton, and two sets of cuffs on my belt without having something on the back. There just isn't enough real estate. Two open-top cuffs above the hip pocket is about as good as it gets. Taser? Doesn't the taser go on...
by GPZ
Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Clothing and Equipment
Topic: Open Cuff cases and Handcuff care
Replies: 110
Views: 26779

Re: Open Cuff cases and Handcuff care

There is no way in hell I can get a radio, OC, taser, pistol, mag pouch, flashlight, baton, and two sets of cuffs on my belt without having something on the back. There just isn't enough real estate. Two open-top cuffs above the hip pocket is about as good as it gets.
by GPZ
Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: The Rant
Topic: Quitting after grad
Replies: 19
Views: 4676

Re: Quitting after grad

I'd say someone who quits one month after training renders their training pretty much useless. That's why you typically need at least two years on to be considered an experienced member for hiring purposes, and that's if you're a serving member, and even then most services make you jump through all ...
by GPZ
Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: The Rant
Topic: Its the RCMP's fault I almost killed a pedestrian ...
Replies: 14
Views: 2764

Re: Its the RCMP's fault I almost killed a pedestrian ...

That's a great story. I hope it makes the news far and wide because frankly, he's so out to lunch it supports the police position more than it does his own. Who doesn't read that and correctly conclude that the guy is pond scum?
by GPZ
Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: The Rant
Topic: Homeowners crying foul over police-related property taxes
Replies: 16
Views: 3130

Re: Homeowners crying foul over police-related property taxe

$1100 a year? That's a pretty inexpensive property tax bill if you ask me.
by GPZ
Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: The Sad Truth - Cannot Get Hired - Some Advice and Thanks
Replies: 147
Views: 42530

Re: The Sad Truth - Cannot Get Hired - Some Advice and Thank

I created this post over 8 months ago. I am now 34. It has taken me 6 years of off and on focus and determination, to gain the life experience needed to become a competitive recruit candidate and change my life around. Of course, this post and general Blue line reading has kept me inspired. I recen...
by GPZ
Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Hardest part of the recruiting process?
Replies: 18
Views: 3745

Re: Hardest part of the recruiting process?

Working hard, getting hopes up, getting gonged, feeling like crap, getting back up, working hard, getting hopes up, getting gonged, feeling like crap, getting back up....

you get the picture.
by GPZ
Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Background checks
Replies: 28
Views: 17591

Re: Background checks

I'm pretty sure that somewhere along the lines of applying you sign a waiver giving them permission to access all of your medical, financial, employment, etc. records. This could include internet usage. It's easy for them to find out the IP address used at my home and check where I've been. Relax a...
by GPZ
Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:06 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Advice on Training & Education
Replies: 9
Views: 1033

Re: Advice on Training & Education

If I read your post correctly, you aren't interested in becoming a cop, but you want to get into Emergency/Disaster Management. That field has very little to do with policing. Have you researched that career at all, or have I misread something?