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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 CLOSED 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 Investigations And Enforcement SENECA KING OPEN Full Time 2018 - 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:

This Graduate Certificate Program Is For Applicants Who Have Already Completed A University/College Degree Or College Diploma. Applicants With Partial Postsecondary And Significant Work Experience May Be Considered.

Show details Advanced Law Enforcement and Investigations DURHAM OSHAWA CLOSED 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 DURHAM OSHAWA OPEN Full Time 2018 - 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 CLOSED 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 Law Enforcement and Investigations (Graduate Certificate) NIAGARA WELLAND CAMPUS OPEN Full Time 2018 - 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 CLOSED 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 CONESTOGA DOON OPEN Full Time 2018 - 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 CLOSED 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 FANSHAWE LONDON OPEN Full Time 2018 - 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) CLOSED 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 Advanced Police Studies MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) OPEN Full Time 2018 - 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 CLOSED 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 CONESTOGA DOON OPEN Full Time 2018 - 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 CLOSED 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 Community and Criminal Justice - Level 3 Only for Police/Security Grads CONESTOGA DOON OPEN Full Time 2018 - 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) Adv.Standing Part Time-Online GEORGIAN ORILLIA CLOSED Part Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Bachelor of Human Services (Police Studies) Adv.Standing Part Time-Online


  • Program Length: 9 SEMESTERS (CONSECUTIVE)
  • Program Code: BAPX
  • 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 Bachelor of Human Services (Police Studies) Adv.Standing Part Time-Online GEORGIAN ORILLIA OPEN Part Time 2018 - Sep Visit

Bachelor of Human Services (Police Studies) Adv.Standing Part Time-Online


  • Program Length: 9 SEMESTERS (CONSECUTIVE)
  • Program Code: BAPX
  • 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 Bachelor of Human Services (Police Studies) Advanced Standing -Only for Police Diploma Grads GEORGIAN ORILLIA CLOSED 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 Bachelor of Human Services (Police Studies) Advanced Standing-Only for Police Diploma Grads GEORGIAN ORILLIA OPEN Full Time 2018 - Sep Visit

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


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: BAPA
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 5
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Only For Police Foundations Diploma Graduates.

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