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Community Safety

Police Foundations

General information

Program code
PFPR
Duration
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Credential
Ontario College Diploma
Academic area
Campuses

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2016 Orillia, Owen Sound
Winter 2017 Orillia

Students are provided with the knowledge and skills required of contemporary police officers. A common first year with the Protection, Security and Investigation program, provides students with an overall understanding of criminal justice and law enforcement in Canada and also allows students the opportunity to transfer between programs after the first year of study.

Second year students are provided with both academic and practical courses which develop the knowledge and skills demanded by today's Canadian police services. Areas of study include forensic crime scene examination, interview skills, use of force theory and application, police powers, and crisis intervention techniques. The physical training and career preparation components of the program are designed to prepare students to meet the specific demands of police recruitment processes.

A common first year with the Community and Justice Services and Protection, Security and Investigation programs provides students with an overall understanding of criminal justice and law enforcement in Canada and also allows students the opportunity to transfer between programs after the first year of study and possibly receive all three credential in four years. Graduating students may also have the opportunity to further their studies at the degree level at the Orillia Campus toward our unique four-year Bachelor of Human Services – Police Studies degree.

Learn what it's like to be a student in the Police Foundations program at our Owen Sound Campus:

Police Foundations, Owen Sound Campus

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent, with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)

Keyboarding ability, basic computer literacy and word processing skills are also recommended.

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course taken at Georgian College
  • College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Human Service Foundation General Arts and Science*
  • Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications
  • Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Pathways

View the Police Foundations articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

Courses

Mandatory Courses

PFPR1001 Criminal Justice in Canada
PFPR1003 Issues in Diversity
PFPR2004 Youth In Conflict With The Law
PFPR2008 Provincial Offences and Court Preparation Procedure
CJSR2000 Crisis Intervention
CJSR2003 Use of Force Applications
FITN1003 Physical Training 1
FITN1004 Healthy Living 1
FITN1005 Physical Training 2
FITN1006 Healthy Living 2
FITN2006 Physical Training for Policing 1
FITN2007 Physical Training For Policing 2
GNED2016 Social Psychology
LAWS1010 Contemporary Legal Studies
PFPR1010 Criminology
PFPR1022 Introduction to Policing
PFPR2030 Police Powers 1
PFPR2031 Traffic and Collision Investigation
PFPR2032 Forensic Crime Scene Investigation
PFPR2033 Career Entry Preparation
PFPR2034 Police Powers 2
PFPR2035 Investigation and Case Preparation
PFPR2036 Community Policing
PSYL1004 Mental Health Issues
GOVT1002 Government in Canadian Society

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

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