School of Community Justice and Police Studies

Police Foundations

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Start an exciting career in the field of law enforcement and become a leader in your community.


Learn from experienced professors, inside and outside of the classroom. Throughout your training you will work on a number of projects with policing agencies and may have the opportunity to be paired with a serving police officer mentor. Canadore has close partnerships with municipal, regional, and provincial police services, providing you with vital experience and networking opportunities.

Your Future Career

  • Provincial/Municipal police agencies
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Public and private law enforcement agencies
  • Canadian military
  • Corrections
  • Border services

What You Learn

  • Criminology
  • Criminal and civil law
  • Interviewing and investigation
  • Psychology
  • Fitness and lifestyle management
  • Provincial offences
  • Community policing
  • First Nations communities
  • Traffic management
  • Forensics

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

If English is not your first language you must either provide proof of English competency or take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer scored) or 80 IBT (internet based) to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. SPP in India requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

SLJ 101 Introduction to Canadian Criminal Justice
SLJ 102 Criminology
SOC 100 Foundations in Sociology
CMM 125 College Communications
PSY 100 Foundations in Psychology
SLJ 105 Canadian Government and Public Administration
SLJ 106 Community and Social Services
PFP 108 Fitness and Lifestyle Management I

Semester 2

SLJ 305 Youth in Conflict
HUM 200 Group Dynamics
GENED General Education Elective - Online
SLJ 304 First Nations and Issues in Diversity
SLJ 207 Conflict Management and Crisis Intervention
PFP 106 Ethics in Law Enforcement
PFP 208 Fitness and Lifestyle Management II

Semester 3

PFP 210 Introduction to Forensics
PFP 301 Criminal and Civil Law
PFP 302 Criminal Code
PFP 303 Police Powers I
PFP 304 Interviewing and Investigations
PFP 306 Community Policing
PFP 308 Fitness and Lifestyle Management

Semester 4

PFP 401 Provincial Offences
PFP 402 Criminal Code and Federal Statuses
PFP 403 Police Power II
PFP 410 Crime Scene Analysis and Reconstruction
PFP 407 Traffic Management
PFP 251 Workshops
PFP 408 Career Fitness Testing

2018-2019 2 years Ontario College Diploma

Commerce Court Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $3022.5 $1154 - - $4176.5
2 $3022.5 $1029 - - $4051.5

OSSD or equivalent

Students are encouraged to get their First Aid/CPR training as well as the 40 Security Training and Certification.

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

View Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

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Pathway to Canadore College Programs

  • Community and Justice Services – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation and Leisure Services – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation Therapy – 1 year to complete
  • Strength and Sport Conditioning – 1 year to complete
  • Youth at Risk - 1 year to complete

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Ontario?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Canada?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution Internationally?

Please contact the Pathways Officer if you have additional questions regarding the credit transfer process:

Micheline Demers – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139