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  • #16
    Great
    thanks for clearing that up Neil and Bill.

    Ben

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    • #17
      Originally posted by HotelSecurity
      I'm interested. What police department hires 46 year olds. I don't know if it stll is the case but most police forces around here will not hire after 35.
      Most Police and FireDepartments use the same age standards as the military. In the U.S. the military raised it's age limit so figure on most FD and PD to do the same.

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      • #18
        There are no age limits - except death - for our state police as they take life skills over someone with a degree and elbow patches on their tweed (plaid) jackets. I have a mate in Mississippi who is a County Mounty at 57, his wife is a deputy at 54, his daughters are all summer deputies and even his dad is still a deputy (retired sheriff) at 79 as when it hits the fan like when Katrina came out of retirement and into action to relieve those who could travel to help the state police and those on national guard service (wish we had an NG set up here). It does not mean the old bloke is going to have `Bad Boys` coming from a speaker on his walker, but it does mean they can man a station and ferry radio calls, etc.
        "Keep your friends close and your enemies even closer" Sun Tzu

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        • #19
          Any police testing I have looked at has age categories incorporated in it, 20-30, 30-whatever, and different standards for female applicants as well. Under the Canadian Human Rights Act age can not be discriminated against. However if the individual can not pass the pre employment standards of the employer, then THAT is fair game as far as I know.

          If Metro security personnel are crossing over to a division/unit of the Montreal police service then certain standards are to be expected. They are no longer security people, they are going to be police officers. They should be thankful that they are being given that opportunity in the first place, PD could have just taken it over.

          Looks like a good move for all and with Montreal being one of Canada's largest cities it's about time in my opinion.
          I'm the guy you don't want to be around when your doing something wrong, but you can't wait for me to get there when your down, to fix you up...

          If you don't stand behind our troops, feel free to stand in front of them.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by JB diligence View Post
            Any police testing I have looked at has age categories incorporated in it, 20-30, 30-whatever, and different standards for female applicants as well. Under the Canadian Human Rights Act age can not be discriminated against. However if the individual can not pass the pre employment standards of the employer, then THAT is fair game as far as I know.

            If Metro security personnel are crossing over to a division/unit of the Montreal police service then certain standards are to be expected. They are no longer security people, they are going to be police officers. They should be thankful that they are being given that opportunity in the first place, PD could have just taken it over.

            Looks like a good move for all and with Montreal being one of Canada's largest cities it's about time in my opinion.
            Of the approximately 125 "Surveillance Agents" only about 50 were accepted to become part of the new Police divison. Most of the Black Agents were refused. The Surveillance Agents still exsit & work at the same time as the police. Their jobs now concern industrial security for the corporation & catching people not paying their fares etc.Also the Police divison closes at midnight. The métro is open until after 01h00. The Surveillance Agents (now called Inspectors) cover this hour.

            In my opinon it was not necesarry to replace trained Security/By-Law Enfrocement Officers with Police. Here is an example of what is happening. In the winter time a lot of bums sleep in the corridors of the métro. The Surveuilance Agents used to go, wake them up & escort them out of the corridor. It took 3 or 4 minutes. Now the special Police squad is sent. They wake the usually drunk homeless person up. Struggle for 5 or 6 minutes to get his name & date of birth. Have this information checked to see if there are any warrants on this oerson, then throw him out.The same results but taking three times as long to do.
            I enforce rules and regulations, not laws.
            Security Officers. The 1st First Responders.

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