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POLICE FOUNDATIONS

PROGRAM DETAILS

TYPE:Diploma
TIME:AM/PM
DURATION:48 Weeks
INTERNSHIP:Inquire
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NOC CODE:6541, 4311
PROGRAM OUTLINE

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Over the next few years, the policing community will experience the largest recruitment effort ever due to retirement trends and an increase in the number of positions to be filled. The time has never been better for anyone who has an interest in seeking a career in this field. The Police Foundations program allows students to prepare for employment opportunities and career success in entry-level policing and related law enforcement jurisdictions. The program combines practical, theoretical and substantive knowledge in a way that is relevant to police related work settings.

STUDENTS RECEIVE

  • Firearms Safety Training
  • Classes led by qualified instructors, many of whom are retired Police Officers
  • Preparation for Security Guard License
  • Potential for PREP (Physical Readiness Evaluation for Police) fitness testing/certification
  • Microsoft Office, Microsoft Imagine Standard and Windows are included in the program fees

INCLUDED COURSES

Microsoft Outlook

This Microsoft Outlook course is created for students to build and validate the skills businesses need to succeed in today's information economy. It also provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to use to effectively manage e-mails, contacts, calendars, and tasks. Outlook has become the corporate standard electronic personal organizer. These are the foundational skills needed to communicate using Outlook in a variety of positions within and organization. This course is computer intensive and demands basic computer proficiency and a basic understanding of e-mail software. Students are expected to make arrangements to meet proficiency needs.

Microsoft PowerPoint

This course is designed for students who are interested in learning the fundamentals needed to create and modify basic presentations by using Microsoft PowerPoint. Students will explore the PowerPoint environment and create a presentation, will format text on slides to enhance clarity, enhance the visual appeal, add graphical objects to a presentation and modify them, and finalize a presentation to deliver it.

Canadian Charter and Criminal Code

This course introduces the student to the Canadian Constitution Act of 1982 and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Students will understand the rights within the Constitution, with emphasis on Legal Rights. They will learn the meaning of those rights and how they affect law enforcement decisions and procedures. Supreme Court decisions will be discussed and how they changed the way we do law enforcement today.

Crisis Intervention and Conflict Management

This course introduces students to the theories and concepts surrounding conflict, conflict management and resolution, crisis identification and crisis intervention.

Criminal Investigations, Forensics, and Evidence

This course will provide all students with a broad introduction to the theoretical, technical, and realistic issues surrounding the investigation and processing of a crime scene.

Communications and Interpersonal Skills

This is a two-part course that provides students with the communications skills, both oral and written, that they will need and use in the workforce on a daily basis. In Part 1, students learn effective interpersonal communication skills for managing personal and work relationships, for gaining voluntary compliance, for interacting with and participating in groups, and for managing conflicts. Part 2 focuses on police memo and letter writing, police note taking and reports, and oral presentations and workshops.

Criminal Justice in Canada

This course will provide all students with an Introduction to the Canadian Criminal Justice System and the issues surrounding it. Students will become familiar with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Criminal Code of Canada. Topics covered include the structure and operation of the Criminal Justice System including various models of criminal justice, examples of crimes and classification of offences, law enforcement services, court services, and correctional services and their various procedures and policies as it relates to officers day to day duties.

Community Diversity

This course will provide students with a comprehensive overview of the issues and challenges faced by Canadian Police Services in dealing with diversity and multiculturalism. The course addresses a number of issues including stereotyping, prejudice; the basic concepts of diversity, multiculturalism and human rights focusing on the relationship between law enforcement and the diverse communities in Canada. The course also addresses a number of social, legal and ethical issues related to diversity and Indigenous Peoples.

Community Policing

Community policing has as its central tenet the development of police-community partnerships and specific strategies that emphasize crime prevention and problem solving. In the past, police departments asked the community for support, but now the police increasingly ask the public for assistance. This assistance takes many forms, such as corporations and businesses providing financial support for police initiatives, citizens volunteering to staff community police offices, crime prevention programs, and victim services. This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of the issues and challenges faced by Canadian police services and communities as they attempt to develop partnerships to respond to and prevent crime and social disorder.

Career Planning & Preparation - Level 1

This module introduces tools for planning and preparing for a successful job search, so that students can maintain a career-focused approach throughout their education program. Students will learn how to research opportunities and network for industry contacts, and use appropriate etiquette when communicating with prospective employers. Students will identify their personal skills, values and preferences for the workplace, begin preparation of a professional resume, cover letter, thank you note and references. Class discussions on various self-management topics introduced in Student Success Strategies will round out this module, which is a pre-requisite for Career Planning and Preparation – Level 2.

CPR and First Aid

Upon successful completion of this course, students will achieve the St. John's Ambulance Standard Level First Aid and Level C CPR.

Courtroom Procedures and Testimony

This course focuses on courtroom procedures and testimony and provides students with the tools for presenting a case in court. Topics covered include the procedures for bringing an accused to court, the trial, disposition, appeal, classification of offenses, court jurisdiction, bail, interim release, consequences of breeches, rights of the accused, and the duty of the Crown, jury and Ministry of Justice.

Criminology

This course introduces students to the study of Criminology. The design of the course helps to meet students’ needs in pursuing a career in the Canadian justice system by applying the knowledge they have garnered from the course to the different aspects of criminology. Topics covered include crime, crime analysis, correlation of criminal behavior and the psychological and social impact of crime and violence. Included are discussions on behavior and its relationship to genetics, environment and mental and physical disorders and crime.

Microsoft Excel

The main objective of this course is to introduce you to the basic commands, functions and capabilities of Microsoft Office Excel. It is designed for computer users who are new to spreadsheets, or who only plan to use Excel occasionally. This course will provide you with the skills to create Workbooks using: "what if" analysis; utilize multiple sheets and learn the basic concepts of Formulas and Functions.

Fitness and Lifestyle Management

This course provides students with fitness and lifestyle knowledge and skills and encourages students to take personal responsibility for their health and well-being. Students will be exposed to creating fitness plans, diet requirements, and goal setting. Students are also introduced to causes and solutions to different types of stress that are particular to law enforcement.

Federal Statutes (w/CDSA)

This course will introduce the students to the Criminal Code of Canada. They will learn how to navigate the Code online. They will learn to understand various offences within the code and learn how to look up specific offences. They will understand how to determine the classification of the offence, subsections and punishment that accompanies each offence researched. They will be introduced to the Controlled Drug and Substances Act and learn the meaning of Schedules within the act.

Interviewing and Interrogation Skills

This course guides students through the pitfalls and hazards of investigative interviewing, and provides a solid legal and practical foundation for the development of interviewing skills. Often the most valuable and most elusive skills a police officer can develop are those related to the collection of witness information. Frequently, the most important evidence in a criminal case comes in the form of oral testimony; but oral evidence is also the most vulnerable to damage at the pre-trial stage. Memories fade, stories change, and willing witnesses sometimes lose their appetite for disclosure. The collection and preservation of critical evidence at the earliest possible stage depends on thorough and careful police work. Even more sensitive is the evidence of the accused - it must be collected in compliance with constitutional rights to be of any value to the prosecution.

Introduction to Policing & Canadian Government and Politics

This course will introduce the students to law enforcement competencies and the various law enforcement opportunities for employment. Students will be instructed on how to use a notebook (memorandum book) and practice using the notebook each day of class and throughout the duration of the module and entire curriculum. Students will be provided an overview of our Canadian Government, the geography of our country and political structure. They will be introduced to the importance of self-study in relation to the Police Preparation on line. They will learn the basic knowledge that is required of individuals pursuing a career in law enforcement.

National Security

This course is designed to give the students an understanding of present day legislation and issues involving national security in the areas of terrorism and information security. Students will also learn about the roles of different enforcement bodies and their contributions to national security. Additionally, students will learn techniques to defend against privacy and personal security issues as it relates to law enforcement.

Officer Safety and Protecting the Public

This course will provide lecture, team work, hands on activities and role play activities to ensure that students understand and can demonstrate skills related to the multifaceted aspects of officer safety. The following police competencies will be reinforced: analytical thinking, self confidence, communication, self control and achievement orientation.

Private Security Patrol Procedures

In this course students will be instructed in the fundamental aspects of patrol procedures that security professionals may encounter during their security career. Students will look at the common areas that are patrolled and the procedures that take place to secure these premises; additionally, they will discuss crime and prevention.

Police Powers and Authority

The Police Powers and Authority course will provide students with a basic understanding of sources of police powers, officer safety and arrest procedures as well as release procedures, search and seizure and police accountability. Students will learn through lecture, role plays and research the key building blocks of policing knowledge.

Professionalism and Ethics

This course focuses on the Ethical Issues and dilemmas faced by Police Officers, and related Professionals. Students will learn to clarify their values, establish a frame work for ethical decision making and apply techniques to the moral/ethical decision making process. Real life ethical dilemmas that relate to a wide variety of concerns in the Policing profession are explored and examined.

Provincial Statutes/ Offences

In this course students will become familiar with the interpretation and application of Provincial Statutes, common offences and the involvement of non-police agencies.

Psychology

This course will introduce students to the world of Psychology. Students will be presented topics such as The Scientific Method, Biology, Sensations and Perceptions, States of Consciousness, Learning, Memory, Intelligence and more

Sociology

This course will provide Police Foundation students with a broad introduction to sociology. Students will be presented with the various theoretical perspectives of sociology. The course will attempt to associate sociology with law enforcement work and everyday life.

Traffic Management and Accident Investigation

This course introduces students to the Highway Traffic Act and procedures surrounding accident investigations. Students will develop a working knowledge of the Highway Traffic Act, learn to interpret offences, and become familiar with the skills and strategies required for information gathering and investigative techniques used in enforcing the Highway Traffic Act and impaired driving laws.

Microsoft Word

This Microsoft Word course is created for students to build and validate the skills businesses need to succeed in today's information economy. It also provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to use Microsoft Word effectively in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. Word is the world's most popular word processing software. Learning how to create, edit, format and print documents, enhance work with formatting, use bullets and numbering, add simple borders, tables, headers/footers, organizing data columns, and styles, are the foundational skills needed in preform in many positions. This course is computer intensive and demands basic computer proficiency and a basic understanding of word processing software. The course combines lecture/demonstration by an instructor with readings, trainings, projects, and a final exam for students to work on in a simulation-based environment. Students are expected to ensure they meet proficiency requirements for working in this environment.

Youth and the Criminal Justice System

This module will introduce students to the Youth Criminal Justice Act. The students will learn how the judicial process treats young people and how it differentiates from adult offenders. Students will have an opportunity to discuss various scenarios involving young offenders and understand the specific options/measures available to law enforcement when dealing with young people who have committed both federal and provincial offences.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Career opportunities that are available to graduates include Ontario Police Services (municipal and provincial), Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Out-of-Province Police Services, By-Law Enforcement, Campus Police, Security (special events, industrial & commercial, residential, retail, casino, etc.), Correctional Services, Conservation Officers and Park Wardens, Civil Enforcement (Bailiffs, Process Servers, etc.), Canada Border Services, and Court Services.
Note: Some career and education options may require advanced degrees, further training or experience.

EMPLOYERS WHO HAVE RECENTLY HIRED triOS GRADS

  • Corporate Investigation Services
  • RCMP Ontario
  • St. Joseph’s Healthcare
  • CN Railroad Headquarters
  • Greater Toronto Airports Authority
  • Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp.
  • Toronto Police Services
  • Toronto Blue Jays
  • Hamilton Police Services
  • Canada Border Services Agency
  • And many more..

SALARY INFORMATION

Average Wage ($/hr)  - $41.35
High Wage ($/hr)        - $49.74

Source: workingincanada.gc.ca

CERTIFICATIONS

This program includes the potential for PREP (Physical Readiness Evaluation for Police) fitness testing/certification. Students are strongly encouraged to obtain PREP certification after graduation. The fee for fitness testing/certification is the responsibility of the student.

LICENSING

Our program is compliant with training requirements necessary for obtaining a security guard license under the Private Security and Investigative Services Act, 2005 (PSISA). Successful graduates of this program may apply to the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services to take the licensing exam required to become a Security Guard.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

High School Graduation Diploma or Mature Student Status (18 years of age and high school equivalency assessment passed). In addition, an entrance assessment must be successfully passed. Demonstrated fluency in English (oral and written); current and negative criminal record check as well as two letters of reference attesting to the applicant’s moral character, integrity, and trustworthiness are also required.

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