Centennial College's Police Foundations program is geared towards those who have an interest in police, security and investigation-related occupations in both the public and private sectors.
In this two-year joint diploma program, you'll take Police Foundations courses in the School of Community and Health Studies that will cover:
- Current laws
- Investigative techniques
- Conflict resolution techniques
- Criminal proceedings
- Community policing principles
- Physical fitness
- Emergency Management and Public Safety
The time you'll spend in the Police Foundations courses will result in the ability to communicate efficiently, act as a problem-solver, work effectively in teams and help people in the community.Program Highlights
- The Police Foundations program will consist of intense training, equivalent to a paramilitary environment, which will help you to develop discipline and deportment.
- Courses will be based on real-life experiences and case studies that incorporate a fundamental perspective on life.
Once you complete your Police Foundations courses, you'll be able to:
- Document, prepare and assist in the presentation of court cases in compliance with criminal and provincial law, rules of evidence, and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms;
- Assess the use of police powers;
- Initiate, promote and facilitate partnerships to meet community policing and security needs;
- Assess the relationship of policing services to other participants in the criminal justice system and other community service agencies;
- Make sound decisions based on an evaluation of situations;
- Cope with stress and optimize physical fitness and wellness;
- Apply fundamental concepts of political science, law, and legislative policy making and public administration to the provision of police services;
- Assess information-gathering skills used in basic investigative techniques;
- Assess crisis intervention strategies;
- Develop strategies to assist victims of crime.