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by Bitterman
Mon May 03, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ontario Correctional Services
Replies: 6266
Views: 626640

Re: Ontario Correctional Services

How long has CO3 been an artifact Lol... there hasn't been CO3's (Corporals) since... Hell, IIRC the early to mid 1980s and what happened to those who held CO3 positions? They went back to being CO2s. Corporals where sort of pseudo managers/supervisors... They were supervisors, but still in the uni...
by Bitterman
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ontario Correctional Services
Replies: 6266
Views: 626640

Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Toronto2727 wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:43 pm
I’ve been told by a retired CO that worked at both facilities that Hamilton is a much better place to go for a new CO.


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by Bitterman
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The LE meme thread
Replies: 0
Views: 229

The LE meme thread

'Problem with life/work is that sometimes we take it too seriously...

Laugh at yourselves... I dare you.

Post 'em if you got 'em

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by Bitterman
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ontario Correctional Services
Replies: 6266
Views: 626640

Re: Ontario Correctional Services

I find this pretty ridiculous, where are we supposed to get printed t shirts printed this exact way. I feel like they should at least compensate for the items since we will have to purchase them. Im going to show up with a white t shirt with my last name written in sharpie, cheapest place I could f...
by Bitterman
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ontario Correctional Services
Replies: 6266
Views: 626640

Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Fill your boots if you want, but you'll last one DT class before you're told to go get them done properly. This is far from the most ridiculous thing about COTA. https://i.imgur.com/RFmGCNM.gif One DT class...? There are rules/policies against bullying and intimidation... 'Any guff over something t...
by Bitterman
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ontario Correctional Services
Replies: 6266
Views: 626640

Re: April 26th Training Online Syllabus

Help out with tours, meals, meds, don't be the last one sitting. ... or the one who always seems to have to go for a 20 minute dump 5 minutes before any of these things happen. If something goes down, DO something. Don't just stand there bewildered. ... or be the one holding the door open while eve...
by Bitterman
Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ontario Correctional Services
Replies: 6266
Views: 626640

Re: Ontario Correctional Services

another issue is retaining these same people while they are still FXT, and then rolling them over, it should not happen, they are on contract; I'm no labour lawyer. I don't play one on TV, but... I'll float the notion that it's likely VERY difficult to just "not renew" a FXT contract.... It's a con...
by Bitterman
Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ontario Correctional Services
Replies: 6266
Views: 626640

Re: Ontario Correctional Services

doorkicker wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:30 pm
Perhaps we ought to cull the population of hider managers and maybe we can have some joints that run like actual institutions. Then again why not just keep hiring part-time luggers grifting this sensitive, high-security job. Good idea, right?


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by Bitterman
Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ontario Correctional Services
Replies: 6266
Views: 626640

Re: Ontario Correctional Services

From my personal experience I would say ptsd is not a problem, anxiety is. Don't kid yourself, anxiety is one of the primary symptoms of PTSD. PTSD is very often also cumulative and will develop over time after repeated exposures to traumatic events . This I don't have an issue with. It's the peopl...
by Bitterman
Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ontario Correctional Services
Replies: 6266
Views: 626640

Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Does anyone have any idea what the retention rate is for Correction Officers in the province or in specific cities? For those that have been CO's for a long time, does it seem like a revolving door where you'll see lots of new recruits come in but only a hand-full are able cope without resigning du...
by Bitterman
Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ontario Correctional Services
Replies: 6266
Views: 626640

Re: Ontario Correctional Services

AlphaCentauri wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:20 pm
Just got the call! Training starts April 26. They gave me a choice between Toronto South and Maplehurst. I have a few days to decide which one I want to pick. Any advice???

This decision is a no brainer...
by Bitterman
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ontario Correctional Services
Replies: 6266
Views: 626640

Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Joshdm wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:06 pm
I went with my top pick. Maplehurst


'You chose well...
by Bitterman
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ontario Correctional Services
Replies: 6266
Views: 626640

Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Causal don’t get escorts anyways, Really...? You must work in backwards world... Lol In my world escorts are almost exclusively a casual's gig. Especially the hospital duty kind. I haven't had to do one in at least 5 years... Maybe 8. Especially since they lifted the hiring freezes and the tidal wa...
by Bitterman
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ontario Correctional Services
Replies: 6266
Views: 626640

Re: Ontario Correctional Services

With the new causal officers coming in. They have to keep their use of force updated at all times with the contact. If it expires, contract doesn’t have to be renewed. https://i.imgur.com/Fxk7Q3X.gif In 30 years I've seen ONE contract not renewed... It wasn't because some BS training had expired It...
by Bitterman
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ontario Correctional Services
Replies: 6266
Views: 626640

Re: Ontario Correctional Services

No accountability the reason for the lack of compliance with keeping officers updated on their Use of Force. In this regard we're often the ones (somewhat)responsible for not being up to date... I know very few who look forward to training days... Myself included. I'll admit I avoid them. I don't p...