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Police Foundations

Industry Overview

A career in the police force is physically and psychologically challenging, yet also deeply rewarding. The Police Foundations diploma from Academy of Learning College Bay/Bloor Campus introduces you to the satisfying world of law enforcement and trains you to work at all levels and in all jurisdictions of policing. With a 0% unemployment rate for qualified police professionals in Canada, it’s one of the most stable career options available.
Please note that there are specific requirements for those wishing to study Police Foundations. Before applying to our Police Foundations diploma program, visit the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS)’s website to see if you meet their physical and educational requirements. Applicants may also be required to provide proof of First Aid training and submit to a criminal background check.
If a career in law enforcement is one you would like to explore, contact us today for more information. We’ll go over your education and financial assistance options with you and show you just how quickly you can get started.

Duties & Responsibilities

Police officers have a number of important duties, all of which relate to the crucial responsibility of maintaining the public’s safety. These duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Preserving the peace
  • Containing and preserving crime scenes
  • Preventing crimes and offenses
  • Assisting victims of crime
  • Apprehending criminals and/or others who may lawfully be taken into custody
  • Executing warrants
  • Administering First Aid, when required
  • Aiding in crowd control
  • Directing traffic during emergencies (car accidents, road closures) or during city events (parades, demonstrations).
  • Laying charges and participating in prosecutions
  • Investigation and reporting
  • Enforcing municipal by-laws
  • And much more!
Contact us for more information and we’ll show you how quickly this rewarding career could be yours!

Skills & Attributes

Because of the stressful nature of police work, there are certain key personal attributes you need to possess before undertaking such a demanding career. Employers in the field of law enforcement look for some of these personal qualities in a candidate:
  • Excellent ability to manage stress
  • Physically fit and mentally sound
  • Solid communication skills
  • An ability to diffuse potentially difficult or dangerous situations
  • Quick decision-making skills
  • Honesty and integrity 
  • An ability to get along with the community
  • A desire to be part of a team
  • A high regard for all police duties
  • A calm, reasoned demeanour, especially in high-stress situations
  • Multi-tasking skills
  • Impartiality
  • And many more!
If you can see yourself in this career, contact us for more information. We’ll guide you through the enrollment process and ensure that you have everything you need to get yourself job-ready and employed in under a year!

Career Opportunities

Your diploma in Police Foundations opens the doors to a variety of jobs in law enforcement, including:
  • Ontario Police Services (municipal and provincial)
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
  • Military police
  • Canadian Armed Forces
  • By-law enforcement
  • Campus police
  • Correctional Services
  • Corporate loss prevention
  • Conservation officer
  • Insurance investigators
  • Canada Customs officer
  • And many more!
With classes starting every week, you can be on your way to a career in law enforcement more quickly than you thought possible. Contact Academy of Learning College Bay/Bloor Campus for more information on this diploma program and the financial assistance options that work best for you.

Graduate in 52 Weeks

In just one year, you can graduate and start a career as a police officer or other law enforcement professional.  The Police Foundations program at Academy of Learning College Bay/Bloor Campus will provide you with the training you need to jump into this exciting career with confidence!
Don’t put it off any longer! Contact us today. One of our career consultants can show you just how quickly you can get started in the thriving world of law enforcement!