Ask the CBSA!

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby gotchya » Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:16 am

cmg99 wrote:Well it's certainly not a secret for RCMP recruits. Do you have an honest yes or no answer?

Please :)

Yes, the toilet is connect to a tube where they can periodically extract urine for sampling. Pretty high tech, eh? This is the CBSA and we are always at the forefront of technology in law enforcement.
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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby Infidel » Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:02 pm

cmg99 wrote:Well it's certainly not a secret for RCMP recruits. Do you have an honest yes or no answer?

Please :)


(insert sarcasm font here) We're a much more serious bunch than those slack RCMP...... ;)

.....and besides that, don't you like surprises?
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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby Skiddy » Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:53 pm

cmg99 wrote:Hello everyone!

I have a question regarding the training in Riguad, Quebec. Similar to RCMP training, are trainees in Rigaud subjected to lie detector tests and urine tests?

Thanks,

C.


Yes and Yes. It's a big push right now to stop drug using liars from furthering their criminal careers by joining law enforcement.

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby SierraSeven » Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:44 pm

Infidel wrote:If you work air mode you need a stamp on your belt - you're using it constantly while you process travellers, from stamping passports to declaration cards to B4E's etc, etc....by the time you get home your fingers are full of ink.

I beg to differ. No matter how much you use your stamp, there is absolutely no need what-so-ever to keep your stamp on your belt. It is not a tool, and it doesn't belong on your belt. Having it in a holder, placed within your cargo pocket, not only prevents ink from getting everywhere, but it also renders it just as readily available as if it were to be placed on your belt.

The last thing you want to do in a moment of stress is index your stamp when you really meant to index your OC. Reaching down into your cargo pocket doesn't take much more energy than reaching at your belt to get your stamp. It's just as convenient, and it's one less useless item on your belt that can get in the way.
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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby gotchya » Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:52 pm

SierraSeven wrote:The last thing you want to do in a moment of stress is index your stamp when you really meant to index your OC. Reaching down into your cargo pocket doesn't take much more energy than reaching at your belt to get your stamp. It's just as convenient, and it's one less useless item on your belt that can get in the way.

At our port (air mode), everyone keeps it on their belt. Most keep their administrative tools (notebook/stamp) to the rear or on the opposite side of the OC & Baton, chance of confusion unlikely. To each their own.
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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby Protector24 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:38 pm

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby Protector24 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:39 pm

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby Jungle » Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:39 am

Protector24 wrote:
gotchya wrote:
SierraSeven wrote:The last thing you want to do in a moment of stress is index your stamp when you really meant to index your OC. Reaching down into your cargo pocket doesn't take much more energy than reaching at your belt to get your stamp. It's just as convenient, and it's one less useless item on your belt that can get in the way.

At our port (air mode), everyone keeps it on their belt. Most keep their administrative tools (notebook/stamp) to the rear or on the opposite side of the OC & Baton, chance of confusion unlikely. To each their own.


Also makes it easier to explain why you've got a guy in handcuffs with "CBSA" stamped on his forehead 32 times. "Oops, I meant to grab my baton"...


As long as you can prove they were resisting and your stamp force was reasonable, by all means, stamp away :swords: (and I'm joking for the all too serious on here)
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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby nyte ryder » Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:39 am

SierraSeven wrote:
Infidel wrote:If you work air mode you need a stamp on your belt - you're using it constantly while you process travellers, from stamping passports to declaration cards to B4E's etc, etc....by the time you get home your fingers are full of ink.

I beg to differ. No matter how much you use your stamp, there is absolutely no need what-so-ever to keep your stamp on your belt. It is not a tool, and it doesn't belong on your belt. Having it in a holder, placed within your cargo pocket, not only prevents ink from getting everywhere, but it also renders it just as readily available as if it were to be placed on your belt.

The last thing you want to do in a moment of stress is index your stamp when you really meant to index your OC. Reaching down into your cargo pocket doesn't take much more energy than reaching at your belt to get your stamp. It's just as convenient, and it's one less useless item on your belt that can get in the way.


Maybe if you work in air mode, yes, but there are in fact mobile POE's and other clearance locations in which you SHOULD carry your stamp on your belt. It being in your pocket is not feasable, trust me.

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby gotchya » Fri Nov 27, 2009 1:53 pm

To each their own. If the biggest problem we have is an officer's preference of where he puts his stamp, we're doing pretty good.
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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby Borderwatchman » Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:26 pm

IrishCanadian wrote:
gotchya wrote:To each their own. If the biggest problem we have is an officer's preference of where he puts his stamp, we're doing pretty good.


lol good point, we do have much bigger problems to worry about.



This conversation is embarrassing! While you're at it, why don't you lug along your Dora or Diego backpack with your lunch mommy packed with you to your PIL booth. On top of your notebook and stamp on your belt, you can also have the Customs Tarriff and your Processing Manual, in both French and English. And be sure to smile for the smuggler!!!!

For the love of God!! :banghead:

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby Columbo » Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:11 pm

Borderwatchman wrote:This conversation is embarrassing! (abbreviated for exhortation and literary efficacy ;) )

Yeahhhhhhhhhhh... I was kinda hoping it would just go away.
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