4 Semesters (Fall start - 24 months, Winter start - 16 months)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Diploma

About the Program

Prepare for an exciting career in law enforcement and crime prevention. In this two-year diploma program, you will gain a comprehensive education combining professional knowledge with practical skills development. This program prepares you a range of careers in public safety, policing, investigations, security and enforcement services in public and private organizations, and corrections.

Seneca’s Police Foundations program uses hybrid and online delivery across our curriculum to deliver innovative and flexible learning focused on student needs. For the majority of courses, students can choose between online and in-class options to decide a delivery mode that works best for students and their timetables, while also concentrating on the applied and professional skills needed for successful careers in law enforcement and community safety.  

Pathway to a Degree

Graduates of the Police Foundations program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible for advanced entry into semester four of Seneca’s Honours Bachelor of Crime and Intelligence Analysis. This provides an opportunity for students to enter and complete the degree within two years (or five semesters and a work term), after completion of the two-year diploma.

Police Selection

Applicants are advised that following graduation from Police Foundations, the selection process from Police Services in Ontario include:

  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada
  • written aptitude and communications tests
  • criminal records check
  • physical fitness testing
  • vision, hearing and medical tests

Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of employers waiting for you:

  • Police services and law enforcement

  • Civilian positions in police and investigative services

  • Municipal enforcement services  

  • Transit and special constable positions

  • Private and corporate security 

  • Public safety

  • Correctional services

After successful completion of Security & Crime Prevention, you can apply for a training completion number. It will make you eligible to be tested, at your own expense, for the provincially regulated licence to be a security professional.