Police Foundations

Program: PFPR
Credential: Ontario College Diploma
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 4 Semesters
Duration: 2 Years
Effective: Fall 2017, Winter 2018
Location: Orillia (Fall, Winter), Owen Sound (Fall)

Description

Students participate in both academic and practical courses that develop the knowledge and skills demanded by Canadian police services. A common first year with the Protection/Security and Investigation program and the Community and Justice Service program allows students the opportunity to transfer between programs after the first year of study. During the first year, students focus on gaining an understanding of criminal justice in Canada as well as practicing healthy and active lifestyles related to law enforcement.

In this program, students focus on forensic crime scene investigation, interview skills, use of force theory and application, police powers, and crisis intervention techniques. Physical training and career preparation components of the program are designed to prepare students to meet the specific demands of police recruitment processes and a career in the field.

Career Opportunities

Diverse opportunities within the field of policing are available to graduates, including employment with Royal Canadian Mounted Police, provincial police services, municipal/regional police organizations, private policing services, the Canadian Forces Military Police, and various other justice agencies.

Potential students with a criminal record will need to discuss their personal situation with college counsellors before enrolling in the program. In some cases, an official criminal record may make it more difficult for students to find related employment after graduation.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • complete all tasks in compliance with pertinent legislation, as well as policing standards, regulations and guidelines;
  • analyze all relevant information and make effective and legally defensible decisions in accordance with ethical and professional standards;
  • be accountable for one's actions when carrying out all tasks;
  • develop and implement ongoing effective strategies for personal and professional development;
  • ensure the respect of human rights and freedoms in all interactions;
  • work co-operatively in multidisciplinary teams to achieve mutual goals;
  • collaborate in the development and implementation of community policing strategies;
  • monitor, evaluate and document behaviours, situations and events accurately and discreetly in compliance with legal, professional, ethical and organizational requirements;
  • mitigate risks and maintain order by applying effective strategies in crisis, conflict and emergency situations;
  • take positive actions to help crime victims;
  • conduct investigations by collecting, documenting, preserving and presenting admissible evidence;
  • employ environmentally sustainable practices within the profession;
  • Identify and connect program specific curriculum and learning outcomes with active engagement and service in the community
  • apply entrepreneurial skills, attitudes and approaches to active engagement and service within the community.

The Program Progression

Fall Intake - Orillia, Owen Sound

  • Sem 1: Fall 2017
  • Sem 2: Winter 2018
  • Sem 3: Fall 2018
  • Sem 4: Winter 2019

Winter Intake - Orillia

  • Sem 1: Winter 2018
  • Sem 2: Summer 2018
  • Sem 3: Fall 2018
  • Sem 4: Winter 2019

Articulation

A number of articulation agreements have been negotiated with universities and other institutions across Canada, North America and internationally. These agreements are assessed, revised and updated on a regular basis. Please contact the program co-ordinator for specific details if you are interested in pursuing such an option. Additional information can be found on our website at http://www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

Admission Requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/policies-procedures/

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:
www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

Additional Information

Students are required to sign a waiver indicating they are physically and medically able to participate in strenuous physical activity.

Graduation Requirements

23 Mandatory Courses
2 Communications Courses
3 General Education Courses

Graduation Eligibility

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Requirements

Mandatory Courses
FITN 1014Fitness and Wellness 1
FITN 1015Fitness and Wellness 2
FITN 2015Fitness and Wellness for Policing 3
FITN 2016Fitness and Wellness for Policing 4
LAWS 1005Introduction to Security Skills
LAWS 1017Canadian Criminal Justice
LAWS 1018Government in Canadian Society
LAWS 1019Diversity Awareness
LAWS 1020Introduction to Criminal Law
LAWS 1021Public Safety and Emergency Management
LAWS 1022Interviewing and Documentation
LAWS 2048Mental Health in the Workplace
LAWS 2049Defensive Tactics and Crisis Intervention
LAWS 2050Youth Justice in Canada
PFPR 1022Introduction to Policing
PFPR 2008Provincial Statutes
PFPR 2030Police Powers
PFPR 2031Traffic Management
PFPR 2032Forensic Crime Scene Investigation
PFPR 2042Career Entry Preparation
PFPR 2043Weapons and Drugs
PFPR 2044Criminology in Police Foundations
PFPR 2045Community Policing Advanced Perspectives
Communications Courses
Select 2 courses from the communications list during registration.
General Education Courses
Select 3 courses from the general education list during registration.

Information contained in College documents respecting programs is correct at the time of publication. Academic content of programs and courses is revised on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance to changing educational objectives and employment market needs. The college reserves the right to add or delete programs, options, courses, timetables or campus locations subject to sufficient enrolment, and the availability of courses.