Program Description

Policing requires individuals who demonstrate integrity, accountability, courage, caring and fairness representative of the diverse communities served. A career in policing involves building strong, positive relationships characterized by mutual respect for all peoples, to want to make a difference in peoples' lives in both rural and urban centres. Policing requires a dedication to and advocacy for crime prevention in the anticipation, recognition and appraisal of a crime risk and the action taken to remove or reduce it.

Turn your passion for law enforcement into a career protecting the public.  The Police Foundations Aboriginal Communities program gives students the opportunity to discover skills and abilities required for a career in policing, as well as learn Criminal, Civil and Provincial Law.

This program employs both tactical and virtual simulated judgemental training systems in its scenario-based learning for Police Foundations with Aboriginal Communities.

You will experience the training format for policing, border security, corrections, and private sector careers by attending day-long seminars and workshops of your choice in Law Enforcement Industry Trends course in your 3rd semester. During the program you will develop fitness management skills in a licenced testing facility in preparation for the physical testing requirements of policing, border security and/or corrections officers. You will learn how to apply relevant professional development, certificates, training, and licences to 3rd semester career courses and you will complete the required curriculum to write the provincial private investigator and/or private security test (Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services testing standards must be met).

Admission Requirements: 

There are specific requirements that must be completed prior to participating in a co-op placement and it is the student's responsibility to ensure the requirements are met.

  • OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
  • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent with a recommendation for Law courses
  • Options are available for mature students
  • Additional criteria:
  • Physical standards, driving abstracts and health standards, including vision, must be met.
  • Applicants receive training in the first year towards the goal of being able to successfully complete PREP (Physical Readiness Evaluation for Police). Students must be able to pass this requirement to graduate from the program, at the end of second year.
  • Applicants are advised that there are specific requirements that must be completed prior to participating in a co-op placement, and that it is their responsibility to ensure the requirements are met
  • Options are available for mature students

Note: The Ministry of the Solicitor General guidelines for the Province of Ontario require a criminal records check.

Career Paths: 

Industries of Employment

  • Municipal, Provincial, Federal and Aboriginal Policing Services
  • Private and University Policing
  • Investigation, Evidence and Criminal Investigations, Internet Crime
  • Computer Forensics Occupational Categories
  • Court Prisoner Transport Officers, CN Police Officers, Bylaw Enforcement Officers, Specialized Response Teams for Emergency, Aviation and Marine Services
  • Negotiators, Canine Response Teams, Forensics Officers and Crime Scene Investigators
  • Community Policing Officers, School Resource Officers, Special Constable, Military Police Officers, Communications Dispatch, Enforcement of Traffic Safety and Bylaws

Occupational Categories

  • Court Prisoner Transport Officers
  • CN Police Officers
  • Bylaw Enforcement Officers
  • Specialized Response Teams for Emergency
  • Aviation and Marine Services
  • Negotiators, Canine Response Teams
  • Forensics Officers and Crime Scene Investigators
  • Community Policing Officers
  • School Resource Officers
  • Special Constable,
  • Military Police Officers
  • Communications Dispatch
  • Enforcement of Traffic Safety and Bylaws