Law Enforcement & Police Foundation Courses

If you can imagine yourself as a law enforcement officer, court officer, customs and immigration officer, security guard or fraud investigator, then this is the program for you.

Program Duration
Full Time: 42 weeks
Practicum Duration
4 weeks
Financial Aid
Various payment options. Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify.


With a diploma in Law Enforcement and Police Foundations, you have the ability to pursue a career in various areas of law enforcement.

*Please note – Program content is as per registration with the Ministry and may vary slightly from campus to campus. Contact us for more information. Employment opportunities and requirements vary by service and employer. Additional training and/or requirements may be required.

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The program is 42 weeks, including a 4-week practicum with on-the-job training, offsite with potential employers. It is a joint initiative between the Police Learning System Advisory Committee and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to establish minimum entrance standards for police services in Ontario. It is designed to prepare you for your testing and application processes in law enforcement, special constable, customs and immigration, security and private investigations, court security or fraud departments.

You will gain combined practical and theoretical knowledge, empowering you to build confidence within various areas of law enforcement work, ensuring you’re ready to perform the extra requirements necessary for each job application The program covers firearms and self-defence training, current laws, investigative techniques, criminal proceedings, conflict resolution techniques, and community policing principles. You also receive the support required to prepare for the standardized police examination.


Beyond our industry-expert instructors, easy-to-use learning materials and real-world training – what sets us apart, is a community of support, sharing your interests and goals for creating a life-changing career path, one that will become like a family as you navigate your way to success.


  • Gain real-time knowledge and best-practices onsite from our industry-expert instructors (police force veterans) and offsite through practicum with leading law enforcement agencies
  • Grow through lectures, hands-on skill building, demonstration and practice
  • Participate in firearms and self-defense training
  • Gain teamwork and leadership skills by participating in group projects
  • Prepare for the Standardized Police Examination and your future job – work alongside your instructors to ensure you’re ready to write the Standardized Police examination as approved by the Police Learning System Advisory Committee and hone your resume building and interviewing skills.


Contact us to talk with one of our Admissions Experts. We’ll walk you through the details of what you’ll need and how to apply, the details of the program curriculum and the next steps to get you on your way to your first, or next, successful career.

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Roger C.

“Everything I do in the classroom is geared towards helping my students develop the competencies that are required to become an effective police officer. I am passionate about helping my students’ development and advancing their career planning.”

Roger’s experience in general policing spans more than two decades and a variety of assignments, including uniform, plain clothes, and undercover operations. Roger’s extensive career included stints on the beat, vehicle patrol, with the youth division, and as a bicycle police officer.

Roger graduated from the Atlantic Police Academy in 1978, later studying Political Science at the University of New Brunswick while working as a police officer. Roger also holds a master’s degree in Public Relations from Stirling University, Scotland.

Peter B.

“Learning is humbling, and education makes us noble. Our students are tomorrow’s leaders.”

Peter’s experience in policing spans four decades and uniform, administrative and undercover roles. During his career he served as a Detective/Sergeant assigned to various teams in the Major Crimes Unit, including Major Fraud, Homicide, Child Abuse, Labour Relations, Traditional Organized Crime and Gang Units, and was also a member of the Employee Assistance Program counselling team. Later, he was appointed to Officer in Charge of the Regional Police Coroners’ Office, a role he occupied for 12 years. Peter has been involved in multiple community initiatives, serving as Board Chair of the Suicide Prevention Community Council of Hamilton, and a cabinet member for the Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton.

Peter has completed numerous policing related academic programs, including certificates from Harvard Law School and McMaster University, as well as attending FBI seminars on numerous topics.

Jack L.

“I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with others, and I find it particularly gratifying when I see that enthusiasm shared and embraced by the students in my class.”

Jack Langhorn served as a police officer in Ontario for 30 years before retiring from active duty in 2015. Throughout his career Jack gained vast and varied experience in policing, investigating a diverse range of cases and reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant, in which he supervised a team with over 30 members. As a supervisor in the Support Services Branch he oversaw collision reconstruction investigations, the emergency response team, and marine and public order units.

Qualifications: BA Economics (McMaster University), BA Sociology (in progress)

John P. J. M.

"I have been proud and honored to be part of the law enforcement community and to serve my country; I am just as proud and honored to help prepare a new generation to take on that role."

John is a retired military policeman with 25 years’ police experience, having worked in multiple roles and eventually becoming a Platoon Sergeant-Major and Warrant Officer. Upon retiring, John opened a private investigation business and later became the Security Manager of St
Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton. John has taught at various Ontario colleges, as well as at the Canadian Forces School of Intelligence and Security (now the Canadian Forces Military Police Academy).

John has completed numerous professional training courses with the armed forces and RCMP, as well as courses from Leiden University in The Hague in topics such as Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Operational Preparedness.

David M.

“It is an honour to teach the new generation of law enforcement professionals. I love being able to share everything that I know and relate my experiences to what they are learning, so they too can be successful.”

David’s career in law enforcement has spanned 30 years in both the public and private sectors. David spent over a decade in various roles from uniform and plainclothes patrols, criminal investigations, youth crime, and gang investigations, coaching, search and rescue, and public order units.

His experience led him to the private sector, where he worked in security management, large-scale security auditing, international sports venue management and operations, aviation security operations and control, and teaching.

David has successfully completed various courses and certificates from Federal, State, and City US police agencies on street gang investigations, along with Ontario Police College and other college courses on police management and leadership.

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