Police Foundations (2015/16 Program)

Program Code: 
Program Length: 

Humber Lakeshore Campus
Four semesters, beginning in September and January

Humber Orangeville Campus
Four semesters, beginning in September

Contact Information: 

Rick DeFacendis
Program co-ordinator
(full-time stream)
416.675.6622  ext. 3266

Stephen Duggan
Program co-ordinator
(online and part-time streams)
416.675.6622 ext. 3771


Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

• Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
– Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
– Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above


Mature student status


College or university transfer status

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

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 students to undergo a police record check for criminal offences and mandatory bonding. This is a requirement for some sectors of the law and security field. 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 Standard First Aid with CPR-C and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) 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 2015/2016 fee for two semesters is
– domestic $3,815.82
– international $14,200.

Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2015/2016 academic year. Fees are subject to change. Refer to our detailed fee information.

Additional Costs

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

Our Program

Humber’s Police Foundations diploma program, offered on a full-time and part-time basis, as well as online, enjoys an excellent reputation within the criminal justice community. Our 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 needed 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. As well, instruction in fitness and lifestyle management will teach you about the importance of health and wellness in policing.

Your professors, who have real-life work experience in public and private policing, will help you graduate with a range of security, problem- solving and administrative skills, and with a commitment to justice and to your community.

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.

Note: Optional 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, with the wide-ranging policing skills developed during your studies in our Police Foundations program, 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 also 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.

Our Industry Partnerships

We have successful partnerships with an extensive list of agencies that have provided employment for Humber graduates, including the 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.

Work Placement

Self-initiated community service opportunities will help broaden your understanding of the role of justice services within the community at large.

Alternative Course of Study

Humber also offers the Bachelor of Applied Arts – Criminal Justice degree program 22201, the Community and Justice Services diploma program 11171, the Protection, Security and Investigation diploma program 24201, Protection, Security and Investigation: Crime Scene Investigation diploma program 2420A.

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 24201 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. Visit humber.ca/transferoptions for detailed information.