Applying to Correctional Service Canada

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby mtlch » Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:42 pm

Pilgrim11 wrote:Just wondering if there is anyone online who has been accepted to the Online Training next week? If I get through that then I understand it's a Nov start for the classroom training.


I'm alson starting tomorrow ! good luck to you ! :)

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby Whitebrown » Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:29 pm

0010010 wrote:Ooohh ok. So they are just crap...just like the gloves? Lol


I don't know if they're crap. I haven't been stabbed.

Personally, I'd rather have the vest under the shirt. Makes the uniform look better, IMO. The vest carriers fade extremely quickly, and, depending on when the vest was issued, they're different colours.

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby SupahDuck » Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:38 pm

Whitebrown wrote:
0010010 wrote:Ooohh ok. So they are just crap...just like the gloves? Lol


I don't know if they're crap. I haven't been stabbed.

Personally, I'd rather have the vest under the shirt. Makes the uniform look better, IMO. The vest carriers fade extremely quickly, and, depending on when the vest was issued, they're different colours.


The one benefit to having an external over-the-shirt carrier is that you can open up / ventilate the vest when off range, to cool off. In our joint, the ranges easily get into the 40's with the humidex, so any chance to get relief is appreciated.
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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby smarshall » Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:19 pm

A choice would have been nice , but I woud stay with the external now that I am using suspenders with my duty belt. Haven't had any low back pain since I started using them

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby FedCO » Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:19 pm

SupahDuck wrote:
Whitebrown wrote:
0010010 wrote:Ooohh ok. So they are just crap...just like the gloves? Lol


I don't know if they're crap. I haven't been stabbed.

Personally, I'd rather have the vest under the shirt. Makes the uniform look better, IMO. The vest carriers fade extremely quickly, and, depending on when the vest was issued, they're different colours.


The one benefit to having an external over-the-shirt carrier is that you can open up / ventilate the vest when off range, to cool off. In our joint, the ranges easily get into the 40's with the humidex, so any chance to get relief is appreciated.


I wore a internal carrier/vest at my old security job. Disgustingly hot and uncomfortable!

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby FedCO » Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:20 pm

smarshall wrote:A choice would have been nice , but I woud stay with the external now that I am using suspenders with my duty belt. Haven't had any low back pain since I started using them


Interesting! I may have to get suspenders I have terrible lower back pain lately.

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby smarshall » Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:13 pm

Had back surgery for 2 commpressed discs , this is just the way life is now.. No siatic pain any more though

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby FedCO » Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:20 pm

smarshall wrote:Had back surgery for 2 commpressed discs , this is just the way life is now.. No siatic pain any more though


I go back to docs this week. I got xrays done. I F**Ked something up when working on a house basement. There is history of family lower back issues. Now I get severe lower back paint sometimes goes lower! I think something is pinched but its brutal! I am going to ask about foot stuff!

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby FedCO » Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:54 pm

0010010 wrote:Ooohh ok. So they are just crap...just like the gloves? Lol


Ummm those vest save lives! Those stab vest saved a good officer here about 2 years ago. They might stink and be hot in summer but its your life!

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby Gaoler » Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:08 pm

Whitebrown wrote:
0010010 wrote:Ooohh ok. So they are just crap...just like the gloves? Lol


I don't know if they're crap. I haven't been stabbed.

Personally, I'd rather have the vest under the shirt. Makes the uniform look better, IMO. The vest carriers fade extremely quickly, and, depending on when the vest was issued, they're different colours.


don't u get both the under and over carriers? or only over only?

are these vests only for stab-proof or bullet as well? what level of stab-proofing are these vests? i am just curious because we don't get them at the provincial level. sad!
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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby FedCO » Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:55 pm

Gaoler wrote:
Whitebrown wrote:
0010010 wrote:Ooohh ok. So they are just crap...just like the gloves? Lol


I don't know if they're crap. I haven't been stabbed.

Personally, I'd rather have the vest under the shirt. Makes the uniform look better, IMO. The vest carriers fade extremely quickly, and, depending on when the vest was issued, they're different colours.


don't u get both the under and over carriers? or only over only?

are these vests only for stab-proof or bullet as well? what level of stab-proofing are these vests? i am just curious because we don't get them at the provincial level. sad!


I will not go on record here talking about our safety equipment. If you would like to know more on specifics once you are in Corrections join the private forums. What i will tell you is this. We only get outer carriers for the vest and B they are only stab resistant. We have bullet resistant vests for outside escorts. The stab resistant vest, Well they work wonders, stopped approximately 10 inches stainless steel rod sharpened to a point. Lots of bruising but saved his life!

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby BigBuck » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:45 pm

SMO at my joint just told us that 'sooner rather than later' we'll be issued Dual Purpose vests (both Stab and Ballistic) I can't imagine that actually happening though, considering all the money just recently spent on outfitting ALL medium security joints with vests . . . anyone else heard this?

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby FedCO » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:49 pm

BigBuck wrote:SMO at my joint just told us that 'sooner rather than later' we'll be issued Dual Purpose vests (both Stab and Ballistic) I can't imagine that actually happening though, considering all the money just recently spent on outfitting ALL medium security joints with vests . . . anyone else heard this?


I have heard this, but it is coming down to the "All Mighty Dollar". See Pacific Safety wants a premium to stop the production line, to change the mold for the custom dual purpose vests and CSC doesn't want to pay the price.

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby Shawshank » Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:32 pm

There is something I have wondered about having a vest on the outside, does it not give someone more to grab onto? I mean, if you have a shirt over top, the hands can't grip around the arms or the waist as easy than if the vest were over the shirt.
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