Applying to Correctional Service Canada

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby FedCO » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:56 pm

Shawshank wrote: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.


yes that is always a possibility. But again i rather take that risk then wear that thing underneath. Its just way to hot and our jail gets into 38 to 40c in summer. Any chance to take it off and cool down is welcomed!

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby Shawshank » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:07 pm

I suppose it is risk vs reward. I have done marital arts for a long time, and I keep thinking the vest on the outside would work better for a number of throws, but then again, how many of your clients would know that?
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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby FedCO » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:59 pm

Shawshank wrote:I suppose it is risk vs reward. I have done marital arts for a long time, and I keep thinking the vest on the outside would work better for a number of throws, but then again, how many of your clients would know that?


True and like everything, there is possibility of danger. But these guys rather try to stab you or throw a bag over your head and ambush you and 8 of them shank you to death in the throat, etc.

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby SupahDuck » Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:08 pm

Hey FedCO, for not disclosing details about our vests, you pretty much said everything! :D

s'all good, it's publicly available information anyways.... They're rated to NIJ Stab level 2....

Our current roster of vests was made by Pacific Safety Products (PSP) out in BC, and they're coming up on end of warranty period.

ArmourWorks got the new contract, and they're the ones asking for the higher costs for the dual purpose vests. According to our CCO, the new set of vests we'll be getting from ArmourWorks will only be stab-resistant, not dual purposes.

Typical CSC, they've had over a year to hammer out a deal, and they leave it until the last minute, when it's too late to do anything about it.

My vest's warranty expires in December of this year, so I'm definitely getting just the NIJ-2 stab resistant.

*shrug*

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby MedTech » Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:10 pm

People need to worry less about vest inside or outside, and start worrying more about, how well they can actually defend themselves or their partners. All points are moot whether the vest is inside or outside, if you just turn over and turtle.
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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby SupahDuck » Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:00 pm

MedTech wrote:People need to worry less about vest inside or outside, and start worrying more about, how well they can actually defend themselves or their partners. All points are moot whether the vest is inside or outside, if you just turn over and turtle.


Very true. Never mind the fact that the vest just redirects the con's efforts towards your carotid or femoral arteries....

I just don't understand why CSC didn't proactively cost out and procure the combination ballistic / stab-resistant vests.... It would have negated SO many officer safety issues, with regards to external escorts. The overall money involved is not that much more, especially when costed over the 5-year lifespan of the vests.
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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby MedTech » Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:01 pm

SupahDuck wrote:Very true. Never mind the fact that the vest just redirects the con's efforts towards your carotid or femoral arteries....

I just don't understand why CSC didn't proactively cost out and procure the combination ballistic / stab-resistant vests.... It would have negated SO many officer safety issues, with regards to external escorts. The overall money involved is not that much more, especially when costed over the 5-year lifespan of the vests.


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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby Whitebrown » Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:04 pm

Morale of the story, kids: Wear the vest your given, take self defense classes (I prefer Judo myself), and watch out for your safety, your partner's safety, and the safety of other officers.

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby Shawshank » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:15 pm

MedTech wrote:People need to worry less about vest inside or outside, and start worrying more about, how well they can actually defend themselves or their partners. All points are moot whether the vest is inside or outside, if you just turn over and turtle.


Don't worry, I didn't lose sight of the bigger picture. This is just something that I have wondered for a while. I understand what SupaDuck and WhiteBrown said.
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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby SupahDuck » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:40 pm

MedTech wrote:
SupahDuck wrote:Very true. Never mind the fact that the vest just redirects the con's efforts towards your carotid or femoral arteries....

I just don't understand why CSC didn't proactively cost out and procure the combination ballistic / stab-resistant vests.... It would have negated SO many officer safety issues, with regards to external escorts. The overall money involved is not that much more, especially when costed over the 5-year lifespan of the vests.


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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby SupahDuck » Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:01 pm

Striker wrote:This thread is straying from it's intended purpose and a lot of this discussion should be in the restricted forum..


Noted. Things seem to be fairly quiet lately on the application / interview / CTP front..... any applicants have recent news on their stage in the process? Any word in the Ontario region on new classes starting?
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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby J_Brian » Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:58 pm

I'm currently finishing up Stage 2. Leave for CTP next Monday. Just have to study now and get some quality time in with the kids.

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby 0010010 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:11 am

I got stage 1 at the end of the month. I'm nervous :@

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby TypeK » Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:35 am

hey guys, i'm sure this question has been answered before but i can't locate it :banghead: ...if anyone can tell me around what page i can find the answer or just simply answer this for me: what has been the average time frame between the interview and the time references have been contacted? thanks!


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