Police foundations program offers well rounded base of experience and knowledge
Police Foundations Program Offers Well-Rounded Base of
Experience and Knowledge
Do you wish to be involved with making your community, city, province, country or the
world safer? Have you thought that serving and protecting may be your calling? Do you
want a foundation that includes both theory and practical application on which to launch
your career? If so, Centennial College may have the program for you.
Although it is called Police Foundations, the two-year offering doesn’t limit its graduates to
becoming police officers. Successful graduates have also launched careers as customs
officers, security officers and more. Graduates are well prepared to apply for positions with
the Provincial Police Services, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Armed Forces and more.
As with all of Centennial’s programs, the offering’s approach to teaching students
incorporates theory as a base and hands-on application as a way to ensure that students
are fully prepared for the field. Additionally, courses are based on real-life experiences and
case studies that incorporate a fundamental perspective on life. This approach covers topics
that are relevant to the field of policing, including principles of psychology, professional
police standards, introduction to police practice, criminology for policing, current criminal
justice, interviewing and investigations, conflict management, fitness, use of
force, and more.
Because of the far-reaching topics, graduates of the program enjoy a wide range
of skills that include:
• Present court cases after documenting, preparing and assisting with said
• Prepare for court in compliance with criminal and provincial law, rules of
evidence and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
• Properly assess the use of police powers.
• Gain insight from the community they police to meet community policing and
• Cooperate and work with other members of the criminal justice system and other
community service agencies.
• Evaluate situations in order to make sound policing decisions
• Know how to handle stress and optimize physical fitness and wellness
• Use political science, law and legislative policy making and public administration to
• Assess information-gathering skills used in basic investigative techniques
• Assess crisis intervention strategies
• Develop strategies to assist victims of crime
Centennial College enjoys educational partnerships with various post-secondary institutions
that allow students to use the credits they have earned to advance their educations.
The Police Foundations inCanada’ partners are: Brock University, Conestoga College,
Georgian College, Griffith University, Humber College, Laurentian University, Royal Roads
University and University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).
It is worth noting that the program does have requirements that students must meet to be
considered for admission. These admission requirements include both educational
standards (such as possessing an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent) and
policing standards (such as a valid “G” driver's license and a clean driving abstract before
starting policing duties); and more.
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