Thursday, March 31, 2011

April Fools Pranks

 With April Fools coming up tomorrow I thought I would post a few classic pranks that you may want to try.

Q) Do you know who played the first April fools prank?
A) The first April fools prank was from a novel hundreds of years old where a fox played a prank on a chicken emperor.

Since that time April fools has morphed into a day where the office jokster or class clown's practical jokes or general foolishness is accepted.

Sorry the day is not a holiday...The day is marked by the commission of good humoured or funny jokes, hoaxes, and other practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends, family members, teachers, neighbors, work associates, etc.

Here are a few classics:

Two Black Eyes

Put a dark substance around the eyepiece of a pair of binoculars (we recommend dark eye-shadow instead of the black shoe polish used in the classic prank of yesteryear). Hand them to your victim and point out something for them to look at in the distance. Then laugh at the dark circles around their eyes.

Do the Splits

Find a scrap of cloth. Place a dollar on the floor and stay nearby. When the victim comes by and bends down to pick up the dollar, rip the cloth loudly. Most people will reach back to see if they ripped their pants.

Door Ambush

This is the most classic and simple prank ever. Balance a small disposable cup of water on the top of a partially open door. Then wait for the splash!

Toilet Trouble

Put a piece of bubblewrap under the toilet seat so when your victim sits, they are surprised by a loud POP!

I Hope you enjoy you enjoy your Aprils Fools day

Monday, March 28, 2011

Becoming a Police Officer: The Job

Police work is far from a 9 A.M to 5 P.M, Monday to Friday occupation.  A Police Officer could be assigned to work any day of the week at any time. The average work week is 40-44 hours a week.  Many agencies go with shift work, working 12 hour shifts. Example: I work 4 days on 4 days off, 12 hour shifts, 2 days then 2 nights. Working shift work may have some disadvantages but it's far from a humdrum existence.

What's the money like you may ask, well many large departments start officers off at $40,000 and you can work your way up close to $80,000, some even higher. As depending on what route your career takes you could make over $100,000 with promotions.

There are many other benefits of the job, usually early retirement with a full pension, sick leave, lots of vacation, paid uniforms, cool gear, excitement and job security.

But one thing I would say before you close down your laptop and sign up, think about the stress this job will place on your family or the family you plan to have. You end up missing alot of "family functions," your on a totally different schedule from your "normal" friends and it's a dangerous job. That's why you see alot of cops marry fellow cops. That's a decision you must make, to me it's worth it.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Police Men's Flag Football

A couple of weeks ago I signed up for a Flag Football team that some people were trying to put together of Police Officers to enter the Local Flag Football league, then a touch team in the summer.

I was excited when I first read the email, but as I started to think about it I become less joyous. The reason being is it seems every time someone trys to organize things within this department they seem to fall apart.

So tomorrow are our first two games, I'm working a day shift but my Sgt is giving me the time off for some missed lunches.

Here's the problem tho, Our first games are tomorrow, we haven't had a practice yet, we haven't had a meeting yet, we don't have uniforms and we don't have plays..... On the bright side we have a name, The Blue Knights..... Wish me luck!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Image of Police

I was thinking about how the public perceives the Police. Alot of times we as Police officers do things that effect our image without evening knowing it. I've been attempting to be careful of this as of late.

Here's a fail below... Lol

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Funny mug shots

I found a few funny mug shots online, check them out...

I think my favorite is the last guy, he looks crazy!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Wild Wild West

I'm sitting here on my first day off and I'm thinking back to yesterday and how exciting it was.

My night shift last night was on of those shifts that make you say " I love my job"

I don't know any other thing that offers so much excitement as Policing. Last night was one of those nights were there were no calls and the night seemed to just drag along, I should have learned over my time on the job that these are the nights were crazy things happen.

We were running from one call to another, The one call turned into 3 separate calls where there were k9 tracks,guns, foot chases and weapons. It was non-stop fun, doesn't matter I was 5 hours late getting off.


Police have three people in custody after a stabbing in  early Tuesday "my Zone" morning.

Police were called shortly before 4:30 a.m. to 22 Street. A 19-year-old man was taken to hospital with undetermined injuries.

Const. Spokeman said the victim’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. A 36-year-old woman, a 19-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy were arrested a couple of hours later and are still being questioned. Spokeman said charges are expected.

Palmeter said that while the call for help came from 22 street, police think the stabbing actually happened on nearby Street. He said it appears to have stemmed from an argument between the victim and suspects, who all know each other.

Police recovered a bloody white towel from the backyard of the property.

Police also found a can of bear spray nearby and are trying to determine if that is related to the stabbing.

While investigating the stabbing, police patrolling the 300 block of a St at about 6 a.m. spotted two men walking whom they thought may have been involved. But when they got out of their cruiser the two men fled.

Police dogs tracked the men to a residence. One man who was already in the home was arrested for breach of conditions, and one of the two men who fled was arrested after he came outside and was found to be carrying a handgun. The second person who ran was arrested initially and then released at the scene, but then rearrested for obstructing a police officer as the police dogs searched the area. Police discovered two more guns in nearby woods.

Spokeman said the men walking were not connected to the stabbing incident.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Bruce Lee plays Ping Pong

Check out this very cool video... Do you think it's real??

UFC 128

Well it's early here as I eat my bagel before work..
I'm happy that I'm working day shift today because tonight is UFC 128 and there are some good matches, if the day goes well and I'm not too beat I plan to watch the fights tonight. I watch them online at UpchuckSports

I'm in the early wagon this cycle, Yesterday when I was driving was slow but of course today when I'm on the computer I'm sure it will be

Chat soon

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Here now gone..... Komodo Sports

I've been waiting the last week for my new Vibram Five Fingers Komodo Sports. I was surprised to find that MEC sold Vibram Five Fingers online. I was looking to buy the new Komodo Sports but all the sites in the states ( The non-fake vibrams, how to spot a fake here) would not ship to Canada.

I stumbled upon MEC that would ship across Canada and they had great prices. I ordered the new Vibram Five Fingers Komodo Sports and had them shipped to my house. The worst thing they could have done was given me a tracking number.  All throughout the day I would check where my package was, I think  i became a mail stalker.... When the package hasn't changed for a while i would wonder why, and once they package was in the city I was excited.

I knew what time the mail lady usually showed up, so I started looking out the window, awaiting her arrival. There she was, she was delivering mail at the apartment building across the street, I didn't want to look crazy so I didn't wait for her at the front door, but I had my shoes on...

Once I got the package I opened it up and the shoes looked awesome, I was excited to slide them on. When sliding them on that's when I realized there was something wrong. They went on way to easy, Five Fingers will stretch alittle and should fit snug, they were alittle loose when I first slide them on so they were too big because they would only stretch.

I already have a pair of VFF's that are size 42 that fit well, so they must differ alittle more between styles.

So I took them back to the local MEC and returned them, even tho MEC does carry a few styles here they don't carry the Komodo Sports here,,, So the waiting game begins again.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Canadian Crime stats 2009

This Post is for all you stat junkies out there, I plan to have more posts with Crime stats in the future.

Police-reported crime in Canada continues to decline. Both the volume and severity of police-reported crime fell in 2009, continuing the downward trend seen over the past decade.

Are we not catching them? Are they not being reported? or are the Police getting better?

Nearly 2.2 million crimes were reported to police in 2009, about 43,000 fewer than in 2008. Overall, three property crimes accounted for the majority of this drop: 17,000 fewer motor vehicle thefts, 10,000 fewer mischief offences and 5,000 fewer break-ins.

The crime rate, a measure of the volume of crime reported to police, fell 3% in 2009 and was 17% lower than a decade ago.

The Crime Severity Index (CSI), a measure of the seriousness of police-reported crime, declined 4% in 2009 and stood 22% lower than in 1999.

Violent crimes, which range in seriousness from harassing phone calls to homicide, accounted for about 1 in 5 crimes in 2009. Police-reported violent crime in Canada is also declining, but to a lesser extent than overall crime.

Police identified about 165,000 youth aged 12 to 17 accused of a criminal offence in 2009. Both the number of crimes and the seriousness of crimes committed by youth have generally been declining since 2001, including a slight drop in 2009.
Police reported about 443,000 violent crimes in 2009, about 4 in 10 of which were minor assaults. Rates for many violent crimes fell in 2009, including serious assault, sexual assault and robbery.

However, some violent crimes did increase. There were 806 attempted murders in 2009, 85 more than in 2008. Increases were also reported in the rate of extortion, firearms offences and criminal harassment.

There were 610 homicides in 2009, about the same as the previous year. The homicide rate has been relatively stable for the past decade and well below the peak during the mid-1970s.

Break-ins have been steadily declining since peaking in the early 1990s, including a 4% drop in 2009. Police reported just over 205,000 break-ins in 2009, of which 6 in 10 were residential.

Is this due to more and more people getting home security systems?

This is the scariest stat, Impaired driving increases for third year in a row

Following 25 years of general decline, impaired driving offences increased for the third consecutive year, up 3% in 2009.

In July 2008, new legislation came into effect enabling police to conduct mandatory roadside testing and assessment of suspected drug-impaired drivers. Of the 89,000 incidents of impaired driving in 2009, just over 1,400 were reported by police to have been drug-impaired driving.

Hope you enjoyed this update,

Check out the Stats here, thrown into a pie


As I sit around waiting for my Vibram Five Fingers Komodo Sports to arrive :) I've been surfing Youtube watching the sad videos of the Tsunami that hit Japan. This video adds music which always seems to make it more sad....

Monday, March 14, 2011

Traffic Stop

Well I'm on days off now, it was a busy weekend so I'm looking forward to relaxing.

Saturday night wasn't too busy and I was excited to get off an hour early due to the time change.....

The supervisors are always talking about being proactive and not letting the calls just come to you. Well early in the morning I conducted a traffic stop which ended with me going home super late... but it was worth it, I think at the end of it 35 charges were laid.

Here is what the local paper had to say, city and places removed....

Five face weapons charges

Four teenage boys and a man face weapons charges after police stopped a vehicle in "Town" early Sunday.

Police say they stopped a vehicle containing four 17-year-olds and a man, 20, at about 4 a.m. near Twin Oaks and "another" road. All five have been charged with possessing a weapon dangerous to the public peace.

Three boys face charges of breaching a court order and one boy has been charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Swim,Bike,Run,Row and weights...

The Canada Games Center opened this week.

The Canada Games were a great hit and well enjoyed by all, one of the games center pieces was the Canada Games Center that has pools, a field house with 4 basketball courts, a running track and a fitness center.

The Opening day was this past Saturday, it was busy in the pool area but I headed to the fitness center and it wasn't too bad up there.

Yesterday I went to the fitness center and did some weights, went for a running on the running track, biked for 15mins as welll as 15mins on the rower then jumped in the pool for a few laps.

It was a full day, I'm a little sore today but I'm off to the fitness center again....later

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Police Guns: The Glock 22

The Glock 22: America's best-selling police pistol

Many Police Officers won't carry any other duty weapon then the Glock 22. I'll briefly explain the history of Glock 22 pistols.

The Glock 22 was first introduced in 1990. Glock was trying to figure out how they could make an impact in the police gun industry and decided on the Glock 22. The Glock 22 gun was designed as alternative to the 9mm and .45 caliber guns. Ever since the release of the Glock 22 is has been very popular in the law enforcement field. In fact, Best Police Guns is fully confident that the majority of police officers carrying a Glock pistol carry the Glock 22.

As we mentioned earlier, Best Police Guns first time shooting was with the Glock 22. The Glock 22 has very little kick back and is very manageable. As a result of the way the Glock 22 is constructed it is very accurate and reliable. The newer versions of the Glock 22 have rail slides on it so that you can easily affix tactical lights to it. It should be noted that Glock only recommends putting the Glock tactical light on it.

Glock 22 specifications:
•Caliber- .40
•Weight (Loaded)- 975 grams
•Weight (Unloaded)- 650 grams
•Length- 7.32 inches
•Barrel Length- 4.49 inches
•Width- 1.18 inches
•Height- 5.43 inches
•Barrel Height- 1.26 inches
•Magazine Capacity- 15
•Trigger Pull- 5.5 lbs
•Trigger Travel- .5 inches
•Line of Sight- 6.49 inches
•Barrel Rifling- Right hand, hexagonal

Glock 22 prices:
The following Glock 22 prices are for Glock 22 pistols with no accessories on it.

Fixed sights: $440.00
Glock sights: $500.00
Trijicon sights: $520.00

There are a lot of accessories that you can put on the Glock 22 pistol. Those accessories include tactical lights, grips, lasers, and custom night sights. All of these Glock accessories will only make your Glock 22 better! And that is tough to do since the Glock 22 is already one of the best police guns.

Find out why the Glock 22 is one of the most popular police guns and head down to your local range and try one out.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Barefoot running iphone app

I downloaded a new barefoot running app today, I haven't got to completly review it yet, here's a review I found.. Enjoy.

Merrell introduces the first-ever barefoot running training and education application for the iPhone. The free and funapplication takes enthusiasts on a forty-day adventure into the world of barefoot form. From posture tips, body alignment and barefoot walking, the ultimate challenge for barefoot newbies will end with a 1.5 mile barefoot run. Enthusiasts are invited to download the free application and start the barefoot challenge.

And, with a launch date of March 1st newbie barefooters will have plenty of time to take the 40-day training program and participate in an International Barefoot Running Day event on May 1st

Police Guns: Sig Sauer P226

For Best Police Gun the Sig Sauer P226 gets my vote. I guess the reason the P226 is my favorite, is because is the gun I strap to my side every day I hit the streets.

Sig Sauer P226- The Sig 226 is a full sized police gun and one of the most popular Sig Sauer pistols carried by police officers and other law enforcement. In this Best Police Guns Sig 226 review we are going to discuss each of the Sig Sauer P226 models.

The Sig Sauer P226 is originally based off of the Sig P220. Originally designed in 1984 the Sig P226 has become very popular for military. When you are looking at the Sig Sauer P226 models and see an "R" after it that simply means that there is a rail underneath the slide that can accommodate a tactical light.

The Sig P226 specs:

Sig Sauer P226- This is the original version of the Sig P226. The P226 was designed to replace the 1911. This police gun is very easy to handle and operate. The cost of the Sig Sauer P226 is $899.99.

•Caliber: 9mm, .40 S&W, or .357 SIG
•Action type: DA/SA
•Trigger pull: 10 lbs DA and 4.4 lbs SA
•Length: 7.7 inches
•Height: 5.5 inches
•Loaded weight: 34 ounces
•Capacity: 10 or 15 rounds for the 9mm and 10 or 12 for the .40 S&W and .357 SIG
•Grips: Black Polymer
•Frame: Black Hard Anodized
•Slide: Nitron
•Rail: Yes
•CA Compliant: Yes
•MA Compliant: Yes

The Sig Sauer P226 also comes in many other versions. Check them out here:

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Police chase ended by taser

Check out this video, It's a Police chase that turns into a walk in the park, that turns into a foot chase that ends with the subject being taser'd... Enjoy

Is your month as bad as Christina Aguileras?

I thought I was having a bad day, I went to bed early last night but this morning I found it so hard to get out of bed and I just have no energy so far today, but it's not as bad as Christina Aguilera.

I can't wait till Saturday when the new gym opens up, I'm working that night but I'll be able to grab a quick workout before I head to work.

If you think your having a bad month or so think of Christina Aguilera, she messed up the national anthem in front of millions, sounded bad at the grammy's in front of her peers and thrown in jail by the cops....

Christina Aguilera was arrested early this morning along with her boyfriend in West Hollywood, Christina was popped for public intoxication and her boyfriend was arrested for driving under the influence.

Aguilera was arrested at 2:45 AM and booked at the West Hollywood Sheriff's substation on a misdemeanor charge.
We're told cops initially pulled over Rutler after they noticed he was driving erratically.

Police Guns: Beretta PX4 Storm

Thanks to Best Police Guns for this review.

Beretta PX4 Storm- The Beretta PX4 Storm is one of the most popular Beretta firearms. Beretta has a long tradition of making some of the most popular and best police guns and continued it with the PX4 Storm gun. Read this Beretta PX4 Storm review!

When Beretta took to designing the PX4 Storm pistol they thought about everybody's needs. The new Beretta Px4 Storm pistol is the one the most advanced pistols manufactured by anybody. The Beretta PX4 Storm was designed around am idea that a pistol can be adapted to different needs and modes of operations, without compromising on ergonomics and the renowned Beretta reliability and performance. As a result the PX4 Storm is one of the most popular police guns and civilian guns.

The Beretta PX4 Storm has three key ideas: power, easy to use, and reliability. When you pick up a Beretta PX4 Storm you can see right away that it is an easy to use firearm. The power theory will come into play when you shoot either the 9 mm, .40 S&W, or 45 ACP. The reliability is a given with the Beretta name on it.

The Beretta PX4 features two types of safeties. They are signified by being called model F and model G. Model F has a manual safety/hammer decocking lever. Model G has a hammer decocking lever. The model G decocking lever can be replaced with a low profile configuration to further reduce the overall dimensions of the slide. Both safety levers are positioned on both sides of the slide for easy access by all shooters. The 9 mm and.40 S&W Beretta PX4 Storms come in both models while the 45 ACP is only available in model G.

Here are the technical stats for the Beretta PX4 Storm.

•Caliber: 9 mm, .40 S&W, 45 ACP
•Capacity: 9 mm- 17 rounds, .40 S&W- 14, 45 ACP- 9 or 10
•Rifling: Right hand, 6 grooves
•General Operation Semiautomatic, short recoil of barrel.
•Slide: Steel, sandblasted, phosphatized and Bruniton coated.
•Barrel: Steel, sandblasted and blued. Internally chromium-plated.
•Unloaded Weight: 9 mm and .40 S&W- 785 grams, 45 ACP- 800 grams
•Overall Length: 7.55 inches
•Barrel Length: 4.00 inches
•Overall Width: 1.42 inches
•Grip Width: 1.18 inches
•Overall Height: 5.51 inches
•Rail Slide: Yes

Beretta PX4 Storm price:

•9mm: $600.00
•.40 S&W: $600.00
•45 ACP: $650.00

Best Police Guns likes the Beretta PX4 Storm. We know several people that carry the PX4 Storm as their duty weapon and they like it.