2014/15 Program

Police Foundations

Our Program

Humber’s Police Foundations diploma program enjoys an excellent reputation within the criminal justice community – and for good reason: the program’s current and relevant curriculum, developed with the insights and expertise of members of the college’s Police Foundations Advisory Committee, ensures you’ll learn the knowledge and skills to succeed in policing. Practical courses allow you to learn about psychology, sociology, criminology, the criminal code, contemporary social and community problems, policing protocols and strategies, investigating and evidence, and conflict management. Your education will also include instruction in fitness and lifestyle management that teaches about the importance of health and wellness in policing.

You’ll learn from professors with real-life work experience in public and private policing. As a graduate with a range of security, problem-solving and administrative skills, and with a commitment to justice and to the community, you’ll be on your way to the rewarding field of law enforcement.

Note: This program is offered on both a full-time and part-time basis. Graduates of the Police Foundations program will be subject to all requirements of the Ontario constable selection process and local police requirements when applying for a position as a police constable in Ontario.

Information sessions may be held throughout the year for applicants who wish to learn more about this program. For dates, call 416.675.6622 ext. 3484.

Your Career

You have a desire to serve and protect and to make our world a safer, better place to live, and there’s no better way to put that ideal into action than through Humber’s Police Foundations program.

With your wide-ranging policing skills, you’ll enjoy a competitive edge when pursuing positions with municipal, provincial and national police services, as well as private policing agencies. Your career may lead to opportunities with the Canada Border Services Agency or as an immigration or correctional officer.

Previous Humber graduates have gone on to work at the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and police services in Toronto, York, Peel and Durham.

Work Placement

Self-initiated community service opportunities broaden students’ understanding of the justice role within the community at large.

Our Industry Partnerships

This program has successful partnerships with an extensive list of agencies that have provided employment opportunities for Humber graduates: Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Toronto Police Service, York Regional Police, Halton Regional Police, Durham Regional Police, Peel Regional Police, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Go Transit, Correctional Service of Canada, Toronto West Detention Centre, and Syl Apps Youth Centre.

Your Future Study Options

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 75 per cent or more may be considered for admission to the four-year Bachelor of Applied Arts – Criminal Justice degree program 22201. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of six semesters of full-time study plus two eight-week work terms. Graduates must also possess ENG4U or Humber’s COMM 200/WRIT 100 or COMM 300/WRIT 200 with a grade of 70 per cent or more. Admission will be based on availability in the program.

Police Foundations graduates may also apply for advanced standing in the Protection, Security and Investigation program 24101 and the Protection, Security and Investigation: Crime Scene Investigation diploma program 2420A .

Qualified graduates of this program may be eligible to apply their academic credit towards further study at many postsecondary institutions. For detailed information, visit humber.ca/transferguide.

Admission Requirements
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status
  • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U). If English is not your first language, refer to the English Language Proficiency Policy
  • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12C, U or M courses in addition to those listed above
  • Applicants who do not possess the required courses may complete admission testing to determine equivalencies. Invitation and booking of admission testing is done using the email address provided on the online application

Note: For more information, refer to Selection Procedures.

Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Additional Requirements

Important: These additional requirements are not Police Foundations program admission requirements. However, they may be required when applying to prospective employers in this or related fields.

  • Some law enforcement agencies have standards for minimum hearing and vision. Further, mental and physical health and good moral character and habits will be required. Employers in some sectors of the law and security field that provide community service opportunities may require mandatory bonding of students. It is important for potential students to understand that certain requirements are beyond the control of Humber and may prevent students from completing the full program, including the community service portion, and/or securing employment. Applicants are advised to check the requirements for specific positions in which they are interested before enrolling in this program
  • Valid HeartSaver Automated External Defibrillator (AED) (C) and Standard First Aid certificates may be required by employers
  • Police Record Check: Students in programs or occupations involving direct contact with vulnerable persons are required to undergo a police record check. Refer to the Admission Information. The police record check may have to be renewed every three to six months. Faculty will support students upon arrival to the program to ensure they apply for the correct type of police documentation at the appropriate time.

The 2014/2015 fee for two semesters is
• domestic $3,719.56
• international $13,900.
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2014/2015 academic year.
Fees are subject to change. For more information, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance.

Additional Costs

Approximately $300 – $500 per semester for textbooks and supplies.

Alternative Course of Study

Semester 1

Course Code Course Name
WRIT 100 College Reading and Writing Skills
PFP 101 Canadian Criminal Justice System
PFP 102 Principles of Ethical Reasoning
PFP 103 Issues in Diversity: First Nations People
PFP 100 Fitness and Lifestyle Management 1
PFP 104 Youth in Conflict with the Law
PSYC 110 Psychology: Introduction

Semester 2

Course Code Course Name
WRIT 200 Workplace Writing Skills
PFP 150 Criminology
PFP 151 Contemporary Social Problems
PFP 152 Community and Social Services
PFP 153 Fitness and Lifestyle Management 2
PFP 155 Criminal Code
SOCI 110 Sociology: Introduction

Semester 3

Course Code Course Name
PFP 200 Criminal and Civil Law
PFP 201 Police Powers
PFP 202 Interviewing and Investigations
PFP 204 Community Policing
PFP 205 Traffic Management
PFP 206 Fitness and Lifestyle Management 3
POLS 110 Introduction to Politics

Semester 4

Course Code Course Name
PFP 252 Police Oversight
PFP 250 Provincial Offences
PFP 251 Criminal Code and Federal Statutes
PFP 253 Investigation and Evidence
PFP 254 Conflict Management
PFP 256 Fitness and Lifestyle Management 4
PSYC 220 Psychology: Social