Police Foundations Extraordinary learning experiences and community connections. Develop your knowledge and competitive skills for life and career success.

General information

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

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2019 Orillia, Owen Sound
Winter 2019 Orillia

Program description

Students participate in both academic and practical courses that develop the knowledge and skills demanded by Canadian police services. A common first year with the Protection/Security and Investigation program and the Community and Justice Service program allows students the opportunity to transfer between programs after the first year of study. During the first year, students focus on gaining an understanding of criminal justice in Canada as well as practicing healthy and active lifestyles related to law enforcement.

In this program, students focus on forensic crime scene investigation, interview skills, use of force theory and application, police powers, and crisis intervention techniques. Physical training and career preparation components of the program are designed to prepare students to meet the specific demands of police recruitment processes and a career in the field.

Additional program specific fees for Police Foundations

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 with 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

Career opportunities

Diverse opportunities within the field of policing are available to graduates, including employment with Royal Canadian Mounted Police, provincial police services, municipal/regional police organizations, private policing services, the Canadian Forces Military Police, and various other justice agencies.

Potential students with a criminal record will need to discuss their personal situation with college counsellors before enrolling in the program. In some cases, an official criminal record may make it more difficult for students to find related employment after graduation.

Admission information

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