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.

Program Highlights

  • Hands-on training by experienced faculty made up of former police officers and law enforcement professionals.
  • Experiential opportunities with local police services.
  • Exposure to police recruiters from across the province.
  • Live-fire indoctrination on industry specific firearms.

What you'll learn

  • Practice intelligence led policing, crime scene management, suspect detection and apprehension.
  • Apply accountable, ethical and effective professional practices when interacting with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds during judgemental training scenarios.
  • Best practice principles and manage risks in law enforcement.
  • Enhance communication, team-building and behavioural interviewing skills.
  • Assistance provided in obtaining certification and training in:
    • Mental Health First Aid
    • Human Trafficking
    • Advanced Drug Awareness
    • Close Protection Training
    • Critical Incident Response Training
    • Private Investigator Training/ Security Guard Training
    • CPR, First Aid and AED
    • Canadian Firearms Safety and Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (PAL/RPAL)
  • Develop effective problem solving, critical decision making, note-taking and report writing skills, particularly in evidence gathering and arrest.

Program Length

1 academic year (period of 8 months)

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Tuition and Fees

2018 - 2019 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Ancillary Fees $670.02 $653.92
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Mandatory Program Fees $56.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $2,917.06 $2,917.06
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester  $3,643.08 $3,570.98
Total 1st Year Fees $7,214.06

2018 - 2019 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $7,805.47 $7,805.47
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Program Compulsory Fee Plus Tax $56.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester  $8,311.47 $8,180.47
Total 1st Year Fees $16,491.94

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Additional Information


  • Minimum two year College diploma in Police Foundations or Protection Security and Investigation 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) and additional selection criteria may be used to assess applicants in this program (Pardons are possible, seek legal counsel)
  • Applicants should be advised that employers require a Police Criminal Record Check
  • Proof of English proficiency for applicants where English is not their first language must be submitted to Ontario Colleges

Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

  • Experience judgemental training, basic marksmanship skills and use of force scenarios on our Meggitt Training Simulator.
  • Through interactive practical scenario training using state-of-the-art facilities:
    • Dynamic Tactical Simulation Lab
    • Police Vehicle Lab
    • Mock Trial Courtroom
    • Use of Force Training Room



Where you can go next

Your future career options

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

Where you could work includes:

  • Police Services: Municipal, Regional, Provincial, First Nations, R.C.M.P. and Military
  • Provincial and Federal Law Enforcement

Course Overview & Descriptions

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.

Contact us

Student Recruitment

Contact our Student Recruitment team for information on our programs, student life, and more.

Domestic Canadian Students

International Students
Contact International
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

Toll free phone numbers:
For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
North China: 10-800-714-2521
South China: 10-800-140-2541
Brazil: 0800-022-7408
Philippines: 180011102544


Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.

Domestic Canadian Students
Contact Admissions
Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students*
Contact International Admissions
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

Accessible Learning Services

Are you a student with a confirmed or suspected disability? Visit our Accessible Learning Services website to discover how we can help you.

Program Coordinator

Ed Gies

Department of Social Services and Justice Studies

Student Success Advisors

Student Success Advisors

  • Student Success Advisors assist current students to transition to college life, co-creating an academic success plan, advice on course selection, changing programs, or referrals to specialized support services. If you need help applying to Mohawk, contact Admissions (for International Students, please contact International Admissions).

    Tracey Richardson

Canadian Domestic Students

Fennell Campus (FF)
Sep 2019

Additional Information