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Blue Line, The Podcast: CBSA Officer Tamara Lopez

Border Services Officer Tamara Lopez is a member of the Canada Border Services Agency’s Committee for Diversity and Inclusion as well as Women’s Advisory Committee and has helped educate others on the topic of diversity and LGBTQ+ rights and history.

July 12, 2019  By Renée Francoeur

In this episode of Blue Line, The Podcast, we sit down with Border Services Officer Tamara Lopez.

We are celebrating women in law enforcement this summer and fall!

Each month, Blue Line, The Podcast will be probing the stories behind some truly inspiring officers and how they found their way to their current careers.

In this episode of Blue Line, The Podcast, we sit down with Border Services Officer Tamara Lopez. She is with Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) in the Greater Toronto Area and is also a TV host, actor, mentor, conference speaker, a lifelong volunteer, former mascot and a new Serving with Pride director.

She tells us more about her career journey, her most challenging as well as most memorable moments, and her recent training to become a “Positive Space Ambassador,” where she will be able to train others on the importance of being inclusive.


Listen to the SoundCloud link below for the full conversation or on Apple Podcasts under Annex Business Media: Podcasts.

You can also stream the show here at

Did you miss Episode One and Two of Blue Line, The Podcast where we detailed more on digital investigation and modern-day challenges when it comes to policing cybercrime? Listen HERE.

* Listeners, please note around the 21:10 mark, Lopez refers to a recent award she received as co-chair of the POD (Passenger Operations District) Wellness Committee, not the GTA Region’s wellness committee. The title of that award is The Regional Director General’s Award for the teamwork category, honouring Lopez’s work with the POD Wellness Committee.

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