Advanced Police Studies - 226

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
One year or less
Complete an intensive graduate program to prepare for a meaningful and challenging career in law enforcement in just 28 weeks

Students in the Advanced Police Studies program will build an advanced set of knowledge and skills for a career in policing and other forms of law enforcement, and study topics such as intelligence lead policing, crime scene management, suspect detection and apprehension, victim services and current domestic security issues.

Program Highlights

  • Build an advanced set of knowledge and skills for a career in policing and other forms of law enforcement
  • Practice intelligence lead policing, crime scene management, suspect detection and apprehension
  • Develop effective problem-solving, critical decision making, note making and report writing skills particularly in evidence gathering and arrest
  • Apply skills in a Police Vehicle, Street Scape and Mohawk’s Mock Trial Court Room, during interactive scenarios
  • Apply accountable, ethical, and effective professional practices when interacting with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds during judgemental training scenarios
  • Apply best practice principles to mitigate civil liabilities and manage risks in law enforcement
  • Enhance communication, team-building and behavioural interviewing skills
  • Learn advanced police use of force training by leading credentialed experts
  • Assistance provided in obtaining Certification in:
    • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention,
    • CPR, First Aid and AED

Mohawk College leads in hands-on training by experienced faculty employing judgemental training systems.

Students will train with Judgemental Training Video Systems and Police Tactical Structures.

Program Coordinator

Minimum requirements for admission to the Advanced Police Studies Graduate Certificate program

  • Minimum 2 year College diploma in Police Foundations or Law and Security, or related field
  • University degree in Criminology or other related field
  • Combination of education and work experience deemed equivalent by the College
  • Some employment opportunities require that certain physical standards, driving abstracts and health standards, including vision, must be met
  • A Police Criminal Record Check (PCRC) (Pardons are possible, seek legal counsel) and additional selection criteria may be used to assess applicants in this program.
  • Applicants should be advised that employers require a Police Criminal Record Check

Career Opportunities

Police Studies careers may involve the following:

Industries of Employment:

  • Police Services: Community, R.C.M.P. and Military
  • Provincial and Federal Law Enforcement

Occupational Categories:

  • Police Officers
  • Crisis Prevention and Response
  • Crime Scene Management and Analysis
  • Peace Officer
  • CBSA Officer (Canada Border Services Agency)

Course Overview & Descriptions

For students stating Fall 2016. Click on the course title for a course description.

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Fennell Campus
Sep 2016

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