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Police Foundations

Police Foundations

Program Code:LAW
Campus:King
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Offered:Fall
Winter
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma

Program Description

Prepare for an exciting career in law enforcement and policing.

As a student of our four-semester Police Foundations program, you’ll gain a comprehensive police foundations education combining the best aspects of legal education with practical skill development. Complete the program and you’ll be equipped for a demanding and satisfying career in policing, public safety and law enforcement, and develop a strong desire for continued learning throughout your career.

Constable Selection Process

Applicants are advised that following graduation from Police Foundations, the selection process for police services in Ontario includes:

  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada
  • Written aptitude and communications tests
  • Criminal Records check
  • Physical fitness testing
  • Vision, hearing and medical tests.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Note:

  • Although not required for admission, the following are recommended for your success in the program:
    • basic computer knowledge
    • moderate degree of physical fitness
    • completion of a secondary school law subject.

Fees

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Your Career

Policing and law enforcement education are evolving rapidly. Developed in co-operation with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, this program prepares you to be a candidate for police services, as well as other rewarding law enforcement and security-related careers.

Affiliations/Associations

  • Canadian Police Association (CPA)
  • Canadian Society for Industrial Security (CSIS Inc.)
  • Firearms Safety Education Service of Ontario (FSESO)
  • International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI)
  • Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC)
  • Ontario Association of Family Mediation (OAFM)
  • International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA)

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

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Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
EAC150 College English
LAW120 Criminal Law and The Charter of Rights and Freedom
LAW130 Criminal Justice System and Community Services
LAW140 Law Enforcement Communications
LAW150 Fitness and Lifestyle Management I
PFD100 Career Preparation
 
Semester 2
LAW210 Interpersonal Relations and Conflict Management
LAW220 Arrest, Search and Force
LAW230 Criminal Code Offences
LAW240 Security and Crime Prevention
LAW250 Crime Prevention and Community Policing
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
PFD310 Forensic Crime Scene Investigation
PFD330 Criminology
PFD340 Rules of Evidence
PFD360 Youth in Conflict with the Law
PSY100 Introduction to Psychology
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
PFD350 Fitness and Lifestyle Management II
PFD410 Traffic Law and Collision Investigation
PFD420 Selected Provincial and Federal Statutes
PFD430 Court Case Preparation and Presentation
PFD440 Police Practices
PFD450 Diversity and First Nations

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
EAC150 College English
LAW120 Criminal Law and The Charter of Rights and Freedom
LAW130 Criminal Justice System and Community Services
LAW140 Law Enforcement Communications
LAW150 Fitness and Lifestyle Management I
PSY100 Introduction to Psychology
 
Semester 2
LAW210 Interpersonal Relations and Conflict Management
LAW220 Arrest, Search and Force
LAW230 Criminal Code Offences
LAW250 Crime Prevention and Community Policing
SOC225 Sociology and Canadian Society: Contemporary Issues
 
Semester 3
PFD310 Forensic Crime Scene Investigation
PFD330 Criminology
PFD340 Rules of Evidence
PFD360 Youth in Conflict with the Law
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
PFD350 Fitness and Lifestyle Management II
PFD410 Traffic Law and Collision Investigation
PFD420 Selected Provincial and Federal Statutes
PFD430 Court Case Preparation and Presentation
PFD440 Police Practices
PFD450 Diversity and First Nations

2014/2015 Academic Year

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EAC150 College English 3
LAW120 Criminal Law and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms 3
LAW130 Criminal Justice System and Community Services 3
LAW140 Law Enforcement Communications 3
LAW150 Fitness and Lifestyle Management I 2
PSY100 Introduction to Psychology 3
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
LAW210 Interpersonal Relations and Conflict Management 3
LAW220 Arrest, Search, Force 3
LAW230 Criminal Code Offences 3
LAW250 Crime Prevention and Community Policing 3
SOC225 Sociology and Canadian Society: Contemporary Issues 3
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
PFD310 Forensic Crime Scene Investigation 3
PFD330 Criminology 3
PFD340 Rules of Evidence 3
PFD360 Youth in Conflict with the Law 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
PFD350 Fitness and Lifestyle Management II 2
PFD410 Traffic Law and Collision Investigation 3
PFD420 Selected Provincial and Federal Statutes 3
PFD430 Court Case Preparation and Presentation 4
PFD440 Police Practices 3
PFD450 Diversity and First Nations 3

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Shelley Ferguson
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55013
Shelley.Ferguson@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Lerna Francisco
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22758
Lerna.Francisco@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Shelley Ferguson
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55115
Shelley.Ferguson@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: Rick Collett
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55316
Rick.Collett@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair (Acting): Maria May
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55000
Maria.May@senecacollege.ca
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