Police Foundations

Get on the path to your policing and security career and become a crucial part of your community through our program's extensive policing and security training.

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48 Weeks



Program Outline

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About The Program

The Police Foundations program offers extensive and thorough police and security training, including imperative firearms safety training, crisis intervention and conflict management, forensics and evidence, community policing, and ethics. 

Career Opportunities

As a Police Foundations graduate, you will qualify for positions such as: 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 Service, Conservation Officers and Park Wardens, Civil Enforcement (Bailiffs, Process Servers, etc.), the Canada Border Services, and Court Services.


Employers Who Have Hired triOS Grads

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


78 %

Employment Rate*

$ 30

Average Wage/HR**

$ 41

High Wage/HR**

*Employment Rate based on 2018 contactable triOS graduates employed in a related field.


NOC Code: 6541, 4311 - **Wage data rounded down to the nearest dollar. Local (or regional) income may vary. Last updated on Dec. 15, 2019.

Program Details

Did you know that the policing community will experience the largest recruitment effort over the next few years because of retirement trends and an increase in the number of positions to be filled? If you’re interested in joining the policing and security field then the Police Foundations program at triOS will help you launch your new career.

You will take a diverse set of courses to prepare you for the policing and security workforce. You will learn how to interview and interrogate, understand courtroom procedures and testimonies, recognize police powers and authority, and implement fitness into your daily lifestyle. This program ensures that you’re familiar with the Canadian Charter and Criminal Code, criminal justice in Canada, CPR and first aid, and policies on national security.

The program combines practical, theoretical and substantive knowledge in a way that is relevant to police-related work settings. Plus, there are numerous hands-on learning opportunities including Courtroom procedures which includes observing actual court cases, as well as, Officer safety which includes handcuffing, searching a vehicle or room, and how to approach a suspect.  

Students enrolled in the program receive:

  • Classes led by qualified instructors and retired police officers.
  • Preparation for security guard license.
  • Microsoft Office and Windows are included in tuition fee. 

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

Admission Requirements
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Canadian High School Graduation Diploma or Mature Student Status (Mature students from Ontario must be at least 18 years of age by the program start date and successfully pass an academic achievement test. Mature students from other Canadian provinces must be at least 19 years of age and a minimum of 1 year out of high school by the program start date and successfully pass an academic achievement test). Please contact us for more detail regarding the admissions requirements for international students. Passing score on the triOS entrance examination; current clear police check; two (2) letters of reference attesting to the applicant’s moral character, integrity, and trustworthiness.

***Accreditation Policy: Like all post-secondary institutions in Ontario, triOS College reserves the right to accept or deny advanced standing into its programs.***

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Success Stories

I took the Police Foundations course at the Kitchener Campus. Our instructor was a great source of real world knowledge as he was retired from Law Enforcement. I was fortunate to land a job with a fairly large security company right after school which kept me pointed in the right direction until being hired by Canada Border Services Agency in 2015.

Shawn M.