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Law Enforcement Foundations


Law Enforcement Foundations

Duration: 3 semesters plus 4 week work term
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Faculty: Justice
Certification: Diploma of Social Sciences

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.

Program Courses

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

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  (Sheriffs Office)
Military Police - Canadian Arm Forces
Ryerson Police - Toronto

Provincial Investigations
Municipal Enforcement - St. John's
Canadian Air Transport Security Authority
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.

Entrance Requirements

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