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Police Programs at Ontario Colleges

What to expect from a career in Police Services

A career in police services is physically and mentally demanding, but police programs at Ontario colleges prepare students to meet those demands. From the skills you develop in youth conflict management or community policing to personal development training in fitness, lifestyle management and problem-solving, you’ll leave the program with the skills you need to make it in law enforcement.

If you see yourself upholding the law and working to keep communities safe through police services, here’s what you need to know. More

Police Courses

Programs in Police Foundations and Law Enforcement prepare students for work as police officers or for other positions in the field. Courses include psychology, reasoning and conflict resolution to teach students how to problem-solve on their feet, while classes on interviewing and investigation, the criminal code, the Canadian justice system and other legal courses will give them the foundation they need to carry out their daily duties.

Commonly offered as two-year diploma programs, some police programs will involve a work placement. Students will enter the work force in their chosen area and will learn to interact with the community and within the justice system.

General Police Program Requirements

Ontario college police programs require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, with a grade 12 English credit. Additional requirements will vary by institution.

Along with academic requirements, physical and mental competency testing, First Aid training and a Police Record Check could all be required. Volunteer experience in the community will be seen as an asset.

Policing Jobs and Salaries

Graduation from a police program prepares you for work in a number of fields, including (but not limited to):

  • Policing / military policing
  • Corrections
  • Youth corrections
  • Private investigation
  • Customs

Note: For each of these positions, further testing will likely be required. Police officer applicants may be required to show proof of completion of the Ontario Chiefs of Police Certificate examination.

Starting salaries in the policing field are in the low $30,000s per year, but tend to rise after your first-year probationary period. From there, your salary will increase with experience.

Ontario Colleges Offering Police Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of police programs at Ontario colleges. Less

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Delivery Start Date Website
Show details Advanced Investigations And Enforcement SENECA KING OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Advanced Investigations And Enforcement


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: AIE
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Advanced Law Enforcement And Investigations DURHAM OSHAWA OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Advanced Law Enforcement And Investigations


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: LAW
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Advanced Law Enforcement and Investigations (Graduate Certificate) NIAGARA WELLAND CAMPUS OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Advanced Law Enforcement and Investigations (Graduate Certificate)


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0250
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Advanced Police Studies CONESTOGA DOON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Advanced Police Studies


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 1212
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Advanced Police Studies FANSHAWE LONDON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Advanced Police Studies


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: APS2
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Program Requires A Degree Or College Diploma. Refer To The Fanshawe Website (Www.Fanshawec.Ca) Or Program Guide For Specific Admission Requirements.

Show details Advanced Police Studies MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Advanced Police Studies


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 226
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Bachelor of Community and Criminal Justice CONESTOGA DOON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Bachelor of Community and Criminal Justice


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1240C
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Bachelor of Community and Criminal Justice - Level 3 Only for Police/Security Grads CONESTOGA DOON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Bachelor of Community and Criminal Justice - Level 3 Only for Police/Security Grads


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 2240C
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 3
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Bachelor of Human Services (Police Studies) Advanced Standing -Only for Police Diploma Grads GEORGIAN ORILLIA OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Bachelor of Human Services (Police Studies) Advanced Standing -Only for Police Diploma Grads


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: BHSA
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 5
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Only For Police Foundations Diploma Graduates.

Show details Community And Justice Services CANADORE COMMERCE COURT OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Community And Justice Services


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 010505
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Honours Bachelor of Police Studies GEORGIAN ORILLIA OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Honours Bachelor of Police Studies


  • Program Length: 8 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: BAPS
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

If You Are A Graduate Of Police Foundations-You Must Apply To Bhsa.

Show details Investigation - Public and Private SHERIDAN DAVIS (BRAMPTON) OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Investigation - Public and Private


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: PIPAP
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Investigation - Public And Private SHERIDAN DAVIS (BRAMPTON) OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Investigation - Public And Private


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: PIPAP
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Investigation - Public And Private SHERIDAN DAVIS (BRAMPTON) OPEN Full Time 2018 - Jan Visit

Investigation - Public And Private


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: PIPAP
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Law Clerk - Collaborative CANADORE COLLEGE DRIVE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Law Clerk - Collaborative


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 020133
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: DISTANCE EDUCATION
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This program is a part of a collaboration between northern Ontario's six publicly-funded colleges, which provides increased student access and flexibility through common curriculum and course outlines. The program shares faculty among the colleges and students may be instructed through a combination of classroom delivery on location, online and/or through a virtual classroom.

Show details Police Foundations ALGONQUIN PEMBROKE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Police Foundations


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0444X01F
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Police Foundations ALGONQUIN PERTH OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Police Foundations


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0444X01F
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Police Foundations ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Police Foundations


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0444X01F
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Police Foundations ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Police Foundations


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0444X01F
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Police Foundations ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE OPEN Full Time 2018 - Jan Visit

Police Foundations


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0444X01F
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

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