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Law Enforcement Foundations

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Duration: 3 semesters plus 4 week work term. Click here for specific start dates.
Faculty: Justice
Certification: Diploma of Social Sciences
Entrance Requirements: Please click here

Program Description

The Law Enforcement Foundations program prepares students for a career in justice and related systems. The program emphasizes the humanistic and preventative side of law enforcement and security administration. Students will study public and private policing, institutional security, security management, security systems, corrections, forensics, computer applications, and applied psychology. In addition, students will study the Canadian legal system, trial procedures, and criminal deviant behaviour.

Please note that due to the nature of this career, employees are required to tolerate regular physical activity during the course of their work day. If you have any medical concerns, please contact your admissions officer to ensure you are aware of the requirements of the occupation and to determine if you are eligible for accommodations in this program.

Program Courses

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Airport Security
  • Canadian Courts
  • Canadian Firearms Safety (Restricted)
  • Canadian Firearms Safety (Unrestricted)
  • Communications LEF
  • Criminology
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Evidence
  • Forensic Science/Investigative Methods
  • Human Relations and Ethical Issues
  • Industrial and Retail Security
  • Introduction to Law
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Verbal Intervention
  • Observation/Reporting/Police
  • Officer Safety
  • Physical Fitness and Wellness – Practical
  • Physical Fitness and Wellness – Theory
  • Police Procedures
  • Private Investigations
  • Sociology and the Family
  • Standard First Aid
  • Statute Law
  • Suicide Intervention
  • Word Processing
  • Work Term
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)

Employment Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the Law Enforcement Foundations program, graduates may be eligible for employment (depending on specific hiring practices) with various agencies both public and private in the Canadian justice system. Graduates can use their newly acquired training and legal knowledge to seek employment with Municipal Enforcement agencies, College Campus Enforcement, Industrial Security sectors, Airport Security personnel, Armoured Guard companies, as well as other related career paths. A small sample of Academy Canada’s excellent employers include:

  • Dept. of Justice (Sheriff’s Office)
  • Military Police – Canadian Arm Forces
  • Ryerson Police – Toronto
  • RCMP
  • Provincial Investigations
  • Municipal Enforcement – St. John’s
  • Canadian Air Transport Security Authority
  • RNC
  • Convergys Security
  • St. John’s Health Care Corporation
  • Grand Prairie Young Offender Centre
  • Airport Security
  • PPAB Security

NOTE: For positions into the Canadian Forces, Departments of Justice, RCMP, Ryerson Police, or other police departments, you must meet their requirements and pass their entrance exam and fitness test.

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