Police Foundations

Program Info:

Admission Requirements

Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Student Status. Courses are open to any applicant who possesses a good command of the English language and is able to follow instructions. Adequate Physical Health to be able to fulfill job requirements (a person’s ability to function properly within the industry and campus to be successful in completing the diploma. A person who may be suffering from an illness or disability that would affect their ability to be in proper attendance at the campus and in placement would not be in adequate physical health for this program). An admissions interview will be administered to determine if the applicant has the required interest, motivation, and entry-level skills to take this program. Full-time students must attend the required hours per week as per the course schedule and may do so at times convenient to them.

Program Highlights

The Police Foundations program is designed to provide students with the knowledge of procedures, concepts, and skills needed to protect the public, detect and prevent crime and other activities directed as maintaining law and order. Upon graduation, students will be well-equipped to work as police officers.


* Not all programs are offered at each location.

Career Opportunities

Police Officers are employed by municipal and federal governments and some provincial and regional governments.


Upon completion of the program the participant must demonstrate the following core competencies:

  • Keyboarding
    Minimum 25 words per minute (WPM)
  • Operating Systems
    Advanced level of proficiency in a Windows operating system
  • Business Skills
    Business Law and Ethics
  • Police Foundations
    First Nations, Issues in Diversity, Population at Risk, Harm Reduction and Crisis Intervention, Communication Essentials, Basic Business Communications, Introduction to Sociology, Law and the Legal System, Fundamentals of Law Enforcement, Life Skills, Criminal Code and federal Statutes, Community Policing, Mental Health and Addictions, Police and Security, Provincial Statutes and Reports, Criminology, Young Offenders, and Canadian Government and Politics

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Anticipated salary:

C$36,367 – C$98,968
(Information from PayScale Canada)

Program Duration

52 Weeks

Program Notes:

Tuition fees include all materials and student manuals. Financial assistance may be available to qualified students.

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