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Police Foundations

Police Foundations Courses:

For information on the Police Foundations Program at Georgian click here.

Other public safety courses:


Canadian Criminal Justice System

PFPR 1027 – Credit Course:

This course introduces students to the organization and structure of the judicial system. It examines the main components of this system such as the law, police, course, corrections and community and analyzes their inter dependencies. The purposes and principles of the relevant legislation and policies governing this continuum of justice services are studied. Such legislation include the Criminal Code of Canada, the Provincial Offenses Act, the Ministry of Correctional Services Act and Regulations, the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

  • In class equivalent: PFPR1001Canadian Criminal Justice System
  • Final Exam: Unproctored online
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Canadian Politics

GOVT1003 – Credit Course:

This course will introduce students to theory and models of community policing. Problem solving models and the role of alternative dispute resolution strategies will be examined. Community development and community involvement in dispute resolution will be discussed. Public Relations will be explored.

  • In class equivalent: GOVT1002 Government in Canadian Society
  • Final Exam: Yes
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Career Preparation – PFP

PFPR2040 – Credit Course:

This course is designed to familiarize students in the Police, Border Services, Corrections and Security Guard employment process. This is a pass/fail course; in order to pass a studnet must complete all four tests, one in each of the four areas. Students must achieve at least 50% as an overall average in order to receive a pass.

  • In class equivalent: PFPR2033 Career Entry Preparation
  • Final Exam: No
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Community Policing I

PFPR 2017 – Credit Course:

This course will introduce students to theory and models of community policing. Problem solving models and the role of alternative dispute resolution strategies will be examined. Community development and community involvement in dispute resolution will be discussed. Public Relations will be explored.

  • In class equivalent: PFPR 2003 Community Policing & PFPR 2036 Community Policing
  • Final Exam: Yes
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Community Policing II

PFPR 2029 – Credit Course:

This advanced course will allow students to apply and demonstrate crime prevention, problem oriented policing strategies and apply elements of volunteerism. Students will be required to assess a community problem and develop, implement and evaluate results to resolve a community problem. Students will also explore the relationship between community policing and police complaints.

  • In class equivalent: PFPR2014 Community Policing II
  • Final Exam: Yes
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Community and Social Services

PFPR 1026 – Credit Course:

This course will explore the structure and administration of community organizations and social services that operate within and adjacent to the criminal justice system. The course will further explore the issues, trends, and legislation’s that impact on Community Social Services. The student will be required to perform 40 hours of direct community study while applying knowledge obtained through the course modules.

  • In-class equivalent: PFPR1004 Community and Social Services
  • Final Exam: No
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Conflict Management

PFPR 2020 – Credit Course:

Develop the ability to intervene in conflict and crisis situations commonly encountered in policing. The conflict will be examined from its inception through police intervention. Problem solving and non-violent intervention techniques along with intervention strategies directed toward specific police related incidents will be addressed. Learn to recognize behaviour patterns that may lead to violent encounters and the appropriate legal responses in these encounters.

  • In class equivalent: PFPR2006 Conflict Management & CJSR 2000 Crisis Intervention
  • High Speed Internet is strongly recommended to access course material
  • Final Exam: Yes
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Contemporary Canadian Social Problems

PFPR 1025 – Credit Course:

In this course, current social science paradigms and theories will be used as a framework for analysis of contemporary social issues relevant to vocations in police services. Topics such as crime, violence, abuse, social stratification, ageism, and racism will be included. The course focus will be on how individual behaviours collectively create social issues.

  • In class equivalent: PFPR1011 Contemporary Canadian Social Problems
  • Final Exam: Yes
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Criminal Code

PFPR 2019 – Credit Course:

This course will introduce students to the most common Criminal Code offences. Offences against the person, property, weapons and public order offences will be examined. Students will apply knowledge acquired in Criminal and Civil Law to be able to determine the facts in issue for the offences discussed.

  • In class equivalent: PFPR2005 Criminal Code
  • Final Exam: Yes
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Criminal Code and Civil Law

LAWS 1016 – Credit Course:

This course enables students to analyze the elements of an offence, to classify offences and to identify possible defences in criminal cases. This course also enables studnets to analyze the rights and obligations of citizens involving areas of civil law. Studnets recognize the responsibilities and limitations of citizens, law enforcement officials and police offers in light of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Students develop legal research and analysis skills to locate, interpret and apply statute and case law. Studnets are introduced to the most common Criminal Code offences.

  • In class equivalent: LAWS1010 Contemporary Legal Studies
  • Final Exam: Yes
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Criminal and Civil Law

PFPR 1013 – Credit Course:

This course will enable the student to analyze the elements of an offence, to classify offences and to identify possible defenses in criminal cases. This course will also enable the student to analyze the rights and obligations of citizens involving areas of civil law. The student will recognize the responsibilities and limitations of citizens and police officers in light of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The student will develop legal research and analysis skills to locate, interpret and apply statue and case law.

  • In class equivalent: PFPR1002 Criminal and Civil Law
  • Final Exam: Yes
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Criminal Code and Federal Statutes

PFPR 2021 – Credit Course:

Students will analyze elements of offences related to weapons and the Firearms Act, controlled drugs and substances and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Provisions of other Federal Statutes and their relationship with the Criminal Code will also be examined.

  • In class equivalent: PFPR2007 Criminal Code and Federal Statutes
  • Final Exam: Yes
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Criminology

PFPR 1028 – Credit Course:

This course provides an examiniation of various theoretical explanations of criminal and deviant behaviour including the sociological, biological and psychological perspectives. Criminological theory is related to various types of criminal activity and the reality of crime in Canada including victimology is examined through crime statistics and correlates of criminal behaviour. The impact on theory on the development and effectiveness of the criminal justice system is discussed with an emphasis on future trends within the system.

  • In class equivalent: PFPR1010 Criminology
  • Final Exam: Unproctored online
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Diversity and First Nations

DVIR 1004 – Credit Course:

This course is designed to introduce the learner to therapeutic recreation delivery in a hospital, rehabilitation or residential setting. The course provides the foundations and fundamentals of therapeutic recrreation, including models of service, the history and development of the profession and the nature of therapeutic recreation services. Learners develop the skills necessary to select and plan appropriate recreational activities to facilitate change for individuals with a variety of disabilities.

  • In Class Equivalent: PFPR 1003 Issues in Diversity
  • Final Exam: Yes
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Evidence and Investigation

PFPR 2038 – Credit Course:

In this course students will examine the requirements of the investigation beyond the interview. They will learn the rules of evidence and develop the ability to apply said rules in the collection and presentation of evidence in a court of law. Forensic requirements, statute law and other related issues will be emphasized.

  • In class equivalent: PFPR 2002 Investigation and Evidence
  • Final Exam: Yes
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Fitness II

FITN 1011 – Credit Course:

Building on the concepts introduced in FINT1003, students learn appropriate body movement, body balance and fundamentals of adapting the body in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Students gain an understanding of nutrition and body composition and its relationship to their fitness level.

  • In class equivalent: FINT1005 Physical Training 2
  • Final Exam: No
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Fitness III

FITN 2014 – Credit Course:

Students apply a variety of health and fitness related principles to continue to improve their fitness and wellbeing. Students recognize potential health problems associated with shift work and a demanding job in law enforcement and learn the appropriate strategies to deal with these health problems. A stronger emphasis on the PREP, PARE, FORCE and OPFA testing standards prepare students to challenge these testing protocols as they look to the recruitment process for constable selection.  Students will be responsible for scheduling the Fitness Components Test and the PREP (Physical Readiness Evaluation for Policing) test prior to the end of the course.  Any expenses incurred for this is the responsibility of the student. The test must be administered by a CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologist who is approved by the course instructor

  • In class equivalent: FITN 2006 Physical Training for Policing, PFPR 2009 Fitness for Policing 3
  • Final Exam: No
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Interpersonal and Group Dynamics

PFPR 1012 – Credit Course:

In this introductory-level course, students learn to apply knowledge from interpersonal relations and group dynamics to working with others as well as on a team. Emphasis will be placed on utilizing effective communication skills with individuals and groups. Group cohesiveness and effective group decision-making will be discussed. Recommended high speed internet.

  • In class equivalent: PFPR 1000 Interpersonal and Group Dynamics
  • Final Exam: Yes
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Interviewing and Investigation

PFPR 2039 – Credit Course:

This course focuses on interviewing and investigation skills. Students develop the interviewing skills necessary to retrieve information from victims, witnesses and suspects. They also learn the basic steps of investigation including the practical development of note taking and observation skills.

  • In class equivalent: PFPR2000 Interviewing and Investigation
  • Required software: Streamed video clips inserted into course. Recommended that students view course via high sped internet. Dial up clips provided but quality is not as good. Students must have access to a video camera for assignment. Tapes must be in VHS, CD or DVD format and will not be returned.
  • Final Exam: Yes
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Penology

LAWS 1012 – Credit Course:

This course will provide an historical overview of corrections, leading up to the present penal system with a focus on the prevailing ideologies and practicesof the day. Students will examine the effectiveness of various correctional strategies such as probation, parole, electronic monitoring, and boot camps. Federal correctional facilities are explored within the context of this course.

  • In class Equivalent: LAWS1004 Introduction to Corrections
  • Final Exam: Unproctored online
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Physical Fitness & Lifestyle Management

FITN 1012 – Credit Course:

In this course, students train to meet the Bona Fide Occupational Requirements (BFOR) of policing which is the “Physical Readiness Evaluation for Police” (PREP). Students develop strategies to design and implement an effective personal fitness program to help them attain the Bona Fide fitness requirements standards for police work. This course introduces student to concepts in the health/fitness related field, including wellness, components of fitness, nutrition, cardiovascular diseases, stress in the law enforcement field and shift work.

  • In class equivalent: FITN1003 Physical Trainging 1
  • Final Exam: Unproctored online
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Police Powers I

PFPR 2023 – Credit Course:

This course will examine pertinent sections of the Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms and their impact on the Canadian Criminal Procedure. Citizen and police arrest and release authorities, police powers and search and seizure with and without warrant, police discretion and implications will be discussed.

  • In class equivalent: PFPR2010 Police Powers I & PFPR 2030 Police Powers I
  • Final Exam: Yes
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Police Powers II

PFPR 2041 – Credit Course:

This course is a continuance of Police Powers I and will focus on police governance and accountability issues related to the Police Services Act, police complaints and labour issues. Use of force theory, law and other legal issues related to the use of force are discussed. Theory related to officer safety will also be examined.

  • In class equivalent: PFPR2026 Police Powers II & PFPR 2034 Police Powers II
  • Final Exam: Yes
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Political Science & Public Administration

PFPR 1024 – Credit Course:

Designed for Police Foundations, you are provided with an overview from a law enforcement perspective of teh Canadian governing system and organizational theories pertaining to public administration.

  • In class Equivalent: PFPR 1005 Public Administration
  • Final Exam: Yes (In person)
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Principles of Ethical Reasoning

PFPR 2015 – Credit Course:

This course focuses on ethical issues faced by the individual as a person and more particularly as a professional with authority and responsibility for law enforcement. It will help the student clarify their values and establish a framework for ethical decision making. The course will focus the students’ minds on the importance of moral philosophy as a component of the decision-making process.

  • In class equivalent: PFPR2001 Principles of Ethical Reasoning
  • Final Exam: No
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Provincial Offences

PFPR 2022 – Credit Course:

Students interpret and apply provincial statutes. Topics studied include arrest, search and seizure authorities, common offences and the involvement of non-police agencies. The following statutes are examined: Provincial Offences Act, Mental Health Act, Landlord Tenant Act, Trespass to Property Act, Liquor License Act, Coroners Act, Family Law Act, the Blind Persons Act, and the Game and Fish Act.

  • In class equivalent: PFPR2008 Provincial Offences
  • Final Exam: Yes
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Psychology, Introduction to

PFPR 1015 – Credit Course:

In order to understand ourselves and interact appropriately with others, we must first understand the basis for behaviour. The study of psychology provides you with an understanding of why people think and act as they do. It examines the scientific process of research, the human brain and the nervous system, sensation and perception, learning, memory and personality.

  • In class equivalent: PFPR1007 Psychology, PSYL1001 Introduction to Psychology
  • Final Exam: Yes
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Sociology, Introduction to

PFPR 1016 – Credit Course:

Sociology is the study of people and how they interact with each other and various social groups. This course deals with the study of people’s lives, their relationship to society as a whole, and how people are affected by the society in which they live. The concepts, theories and methods of the discipline will be introduced and discussed with particular emphasis on the dynamics of Canadian society and Canadian social problems.

  • In class equivalent: PFPR1008 Sociology or SOCL1000 Introduction to Sociology
  • Final Exam: Yes (Student MUST pass final exam to pass course)
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Traffic Management

PFPR 2024 – Credit Course:

In this course, the students will develop the knowledge, skills and ability to locate and apply sections of the Provincial Traffic Law. Students will practice locating topics in the Acts and Regulations, will master the definitions required to interpret traffic law and will apply the law concerning Police Authorities, drivers licenses, permits and rules of the road. Students will develop and practice interpersonal strategies and procedures for dealing with motor vehicle stops.

  • In class equivalent: PFPR2013 Traffic Management & PFPR 2031 Traffic & Collision Investigation
  • Final Exam: Yes
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Youth in Conflict

PFPR 2018 – Credit Course:

Students will examine the application of statues affecting youth in conflict with the law from a philosophical, contemporary and historical perspective. As well, the context of the Young Offenders Act and other relevant legislation, detention, interviewing and processing through the court structure, is examined. The ability to summarize and appraise disposition alternatives which may be employed with a view to aiding and rehabilitating a young offender while facilitating public safety and victim response is developed.

  • In class equivalent: PFPR2004 Youth in Conflict with the Law & CJSR 2001 Youth Justice in Canada
  • Final Exam: Yes
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Advanced Security

LAWS 1013 – Credit Course:

Students entering the world of corporate security need to be aware of threats to Canada and the properties they will be securing. Students will discuss current and broad issues related to the field of terrorism, bomb threats, strikes, corporate crime as it affects private and corporate security, emergency planning and related matters. The increase frequency in workplace violence and prevention, as domestic violence and employee dissatisfaction resulting in criminal acts will be reviewed.

  • In class equivalent: None
  • Final Exam: Yes
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