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Police Foundations (Online Fast-Track)

Available at: Brockville | Cornwall | Kingston | Online

Overview

Build on the degree you have already received by taking a focused law enforcement diploma program in eight months! You will benefit by learning employability skills that will help prepare you for a career. Through various courses you will have an opportunity to participate in volunteer and field related activities. Employment opportunities for qualified candidates will be significant. All law enforcement agencies are experiencing a continuing need for recruitment as attrition due to retirement continues to occur.

This Online Education program allows students to study online either full-time or part-time and continue to balance personal and professional priorities while completing course work. Convenient, flexible scheduling suits the lifestyle of many individuals. Since the course material is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, it is ideal for those who are unable to attend regularly scheduled classes. Our online courses offer the same learning outcomes as those offered in class and result in the same academic credentials.

Highlights

Career Opportunities

The Police Foundations Program can assist you in developing and enhancing your knowledge, skills and abilities for a career in policing and law enforcement.  The hiring trend for qualified police and law enforcement candidates is unprecedented in this decade.  The policing and law enforcement community (Federal, Provincial and Municipal) and Canadian Border Services have identified a substantial need to hire officers for the next three to five years.  The Police Foundations Program provides an excellent base for careers with Policing Services, Canada Border Services, Military Police, Ministry of Transportation, Private/Corporate Security and various correctional institutions.

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Program Name

Police Foundations (Online Fast-Track)

Program Code

0989

Credential

Ontario College Diploma

Start Dates

September
January
May

Program Duration

Must be completed within 2 years or 24 months

Location (Campus)

Online

Canadian Fees

For information on fees, call Nancy Ashton
Brockville – 613-345-0660, ext. 3125
Cornwall – 613-933-6080, ext. 3125
Kingston – 613-544-5400, ext. 3125
E-mail: nashton@sl.on.ca

International Fees

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary Program.  Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external organizations and private individuals.  These awards recognize our academic excellence, community involvement, contribution to the quality of College life, outstanding achievement and professional potential.  For more details visit Bursaries and Scholarships.

Program Outline 2017-18

Semester 1
POFP 205 Political Science and Public Administration
POFP 300 Community Mobilization and Engagement
POFP 302 Criminal Code
POFP 303 Police Powers I
POFP 304 Interviewing and Investigating
POFP 310 Foundations of Mental Health for Law Enforcement
POFP 405 Conflict Management

Semester 2
POFP 9 Career Prep
POFP 8 Fitness and Lifestyle Management III & IV
POFP 305 Youth in Conflict With the Law
POFP 401 Provincial Offenses
POFP 402 Criminal Code and Federal Statutes
POFP 403 Police Powers II
POFP 404 Evidence
POFP 407 Traffic Management

Admission Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Psychology (Social Science), or Sociology

Prerequisites

Health Requirements

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

Formal and informal pathways offer SLC graduates the chance to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Those that follow are specific to this program:

    For details on Credit Transfer within Ontario please visit: www.ontransfer.ca

    Testimonials

    Completing the Police Foundations program at St. Lawrence College was the best decision I have made in my academic / professional career. My experience in the program has given me a well-rounded knowledge of law enforcement fundamentals and procedures, as well as skills that are invaluable to anyone entering the field of law enforcement. I would highly recommend this program to anyone thinking of a career in the field of law enforcement.

    Sadie Bowen

    Additional Information

    Programs at St. Lawrence College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Program delivery can be run weekdays, weekends or evenings. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided a St. Lawrence College email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.

    The program will prepare graduates to successfully complete the PREP (Physical Readiness Evaluation for Police) test, a standardized entry requirement for all provincial and municipal Police Services.

    Applicants are expected to have the physical and mental health needed to:

    a) successfully cope with the program of instruction

    b) meet the public health requirements of any law enforcement or volunteer agency to which they might apply.

    It is highly recommended that applicants check the Essential Hiring Requirements of the police service to which they have an interest in employment. In addition, a vision and hearing test is strongly suggested. This information is required to assist applicants to understand the requirements of the employer and how their results compare with these requirements.

    In order to be considered for employment by a police service an individual who has been criminally convicted under a federal statute (other than the Youth Criminal Justice Act or the Y.O.A.) must obtain a pardon prior to submitting an application. There may be a fee for the criminal history check.

    Please Note: To participate in learning activities with policing agencies, a criminal background check will be required. If you have come in conflict with the law by con­travening a federal statute(s) you may not meet the security clearance(s). Meeting the behavioural standard will be the responsibil­ity of the student.

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