Stuntmen sought to train Canadian border guards on the “use of force”

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is seeking cascading players who would like to handcuff, search and hit, as part of the training of recruits.
The agency posted bid documents for the CBSA College in Rigaud , Montérégie, between Montreal and Ottawa.

The documents describe how stunt operators will be able to simulate up to 15 situations per day to help the agency assess the skills of new border guards.

To assess students’ use of force understanding, the CBSA therefore requires the services of one to nine stunt performers per day to participate in “Use of Force Scenarios”.

“The actor-stuntman will be mastered by means of handcuffs, a technique of constraint by pain or joint controls, punched or kicked by candidates or with a defensive training stick,” reads in tender. “The actor-stuntman will also be put on the ground from a sitting or standing position, which can be done by the head, neck or arms.”

The CBSA is still committed to providing all the scenario material, including the security equipment worn by the actor – “helmet, neck protector and shell”. Stakeholders will also need to avoid being tied to a CBSA recruit or staff member so that their relationship remains “solely professional”.

The call for tenders for the one-year contract, the value of which is not specified, ends at the beginning of September.

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