This program presents the knowledge, fitness skills and aptitudes to prepare students for a career in law enforcement. The student will have a strong theoretical foundation on which to build communication, ethical and interpersonal skills. Graduates will know the fundamentals of police investigation techniques, police procedures and community policing. This program will appeal to students who are community-minded and are of good moral character. Students must have good written and oral communication skills and be able to deal with stressful situations. Being physically fit is also important.
- Community placement for volunteer hours.
- Preparation for the Physical Readiness Evaluation for Police (PREP). This is an exit requirement of the program.
Graduates work in municipal, provincial and federal police services, in private security, and as special constables and campus police.
Successful completion of two consecutive semesters of the Protection, Security and Investigation program OR a Protection, Security and Investigation Diploma. See the Program Coordinator for details.
Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.
Health & Fitness Requirements
Applicants must be able to physically perform the duties of this position. To obtain a diploma in Police Foundations, successful applicants will be required to meet the minimum standards of the PREP. Any student seeking entry into this program should evaluate their physical readiness in anticipation of a rigorous fitness routine.
The curriculum below is for incoming students:
Program Physical Demands Analysis
Program Vocational Learning Outcomes
Police Foundations (Ontario College Diploma) (MTCU Code 53008)
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Complete all tasks in compliance with pertinent legislation, as well as policing standards, regulations and guidelines.
- Analyze all relevant information and make effective and legally defensible decisions in accordance with ethical and professional standards.
- Be accountable for one’s actions when carrying out all tasks.
- Develop and implement ongoing effective strategies for personal and professional development.
- Ensure the respect of human rights and freedoms in all interactions.
- Work co-operatively in multidisciplinary teams to achieve mutual goals.
- Collaborate in the development and implementation of community policing strategies.
- Monitor, evaluate and document behaviours, situations and events accurately and discreetly in compliance with legal, professional, ethical and organizational requirements.
- Mitigate risks and maintain order by applying effective strategies in crisis, conflict and emergency situations.
- Take positive actions to help crime victims.
- Conduct investigations by collecting, documenting, preserving and presenting admissible evidence.