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by gotchya
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Story ideas and suggestions
Topic: CBSA air-mode Officers armed but not carrying
Replies: 47
Views: 3575

Re: CBSA air-mode Officers armed but not carrying

It was my understanding that the reason CBSA Officers were not armed was because of pre-clearance. If CBSA Officers enforcing customs & immigration were not armed as the travellers were "pre-cleared" by security that US CBP could not make the argument for such. Apparently the thought o...
by gotchya
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ask the CBSA!
Replies: 12674
Views: 1158456

Re: Ask the CBSA!

The correct move. As long as it isn't filled with EX CBSA officers the way Ontario's SIU is mostly staffed by EX police officers. Total bias. Who better to investigate whether a job well done (or not) than someone who has done the job. This is the reason why BSOs often resent management and the pol...
by gotchya
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ask the CBSA!
Replies: 12674
Views: 1158456

Re: Ask the CBSA!

The benefits of export control doesn't justify the insane cost. The biggest benefit of export control is to identify overstays and PR's who do not meet their residency obligations. Both of those circumstances are negligible when it comes to a risk assessment of adverse immigration, we have prioriti...
by gotchya
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ask the CBSA!
Replies: 12674
Views: 1158456

Re: Ask the CBSA!

Have any CBSA officers been affected by the Phoenix payroll problems? Those who have done acting assignments may have been affected. One BSO I know who is acting as a Senior Programs Officer (HQ) got overpaid huge, to the point where to balance their pay they haven't gotten a "cheque" in ...
by gotchya
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: OPP Applicant Updates Thread
Replies: 7157
Views: 895360

Re: OPP Applicant Updates Thread

mack_silent wrote:-PIN test is now a requirement to pass within 1st week at OPC training. Failure to pass PIN with 75/100 results in removal from training program.


I think this is misquoted, you pass the PIN at the Provincial Police Academy (OPP), then you go on to OPC.
by gotchya
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ask the CBSA!
Replies: 12674
Views: 1158456

Re: Ask the CBSA!

Realize that the agency is moving away from front-line BSO's and focusing on technology and innovation; that means that the agency is actively and continually looking for ways to replace BSO's with other alternatives. You're entering a profession in decline, with less and less officer positions eac...
by gotchya
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ask the CBSA!
Replies: 12674
Views: 1158456

Re: Ask the CBSA!

Yes it does! You just need to accept the sad state of affairs and never expect this agency to become what you hope for it to be. If you think you're going to be chasing people down and arresting people daily, and being the cowboy of the border, you're in for a shock. +1 Having worked at a POE and a...
by gotchya
Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ask the CBSA!
Replies: 12674
Views: 1158456

Re: Ask the CBSA!

I have heard rumblings that there was meeting planned between folks from Ottawa and management of airports to begin discussing a roll our strategy for arming. It's a matter of time before secondary functions are armed. Primary I'm not so sure. They may try and find a way around that so they can kee...
by gotchya
Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: The Rant
Topic: Toronto Police - Modernization Changes
Replies: 32
Views: 10070

Re: Toronto Police - Modernization Changes

I've got no issue if they bring in electronic (online) reporting for things like vandalism where there are no suspects and absolutely no chance of ever finding out who committed the act. Report it so it can be correlated with other occurrences and get the reporting party an occurrence number and th...
by gotchya
Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: The Rant
Topic: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control
Replies: 55
Views: 11048

Re: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control

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by gotchya
Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: The Rant
Topic: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control
Replies: 55
Views: 11048

Re: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control

A criminal record search does not show provincial offence convictions. There is no requirement for me to divulge to my employer or a volunteer organization if I amass a large number of speeding tickets unless I am a driver - and that is a stated condition of employment. I don't have to mention that...
by gotchya
Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: The Rant
Topic: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control
Replies: 55
Views: 11048

Re: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control

We analyzed the relationship between homicide and gun availability using data from 26 developed countries from the early 1990s. We found that across developed countries, where guns are more available, there are more homicides. These results often hold even when the United States is excluded. There ...
by gotchya
Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: The Rant
Topic: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control
Replies: 55
Views: 11048

Re: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control

If you are granted a conditional/absolute discharge you are not convicted, thus the rest of your argument is moot. See Criminal Code, RSC 1985, c C-46, <http://canlii.ca/t/52rvv> s.730(3). Those considerations, the effect on employment, all play into the factors that militate in favor of a discharg...
by gotchya
Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: The Rant
Topic: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control
Replies: 55
Views: 11048

Re: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control

I said nothing about which is more punitive,simply that there is a substantial distinction. Unlike CCC convictions, provincial convictions do not result in a criminal record - something that can prevent someone from getting work, as well as affect many other areas of his life. The whole reason for ...
by gotchya
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: The Rant
Topic: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control
Replies: 55
Views: 11048

Re: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control

The bottom line is that laws directed at law abiding gun owners do nothing, and I mean absolutely nothing, to stop criminals from possessing, carrying, and using illegal firearms. I appreciate the foregone conclusion, however, there is ample evidence to the contrary . Ultimately, the argument that ...