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Updated: 2024-04-24 10:35:47

Police Foundations

Serving and protecting has never been so demanding - or so rewarding! Through the Police Foundations program, you will develop the skills and training necessary to deal with the wide range of situations officers encounter every day as well as critical interpersonal, communication and team-building skills.

Program Information

Start Date

September 03, 2024

Domestic Availability

Accepting Applications

International Availability

Closed

Program Code

PF

Delivery

In Person, Hybrid

Credential

Ontario College Diploma

Program Contact

Todd Hataley

Program Coordinator

Domestic Tuition

$2636.6 per semester*

International Tuition

$9132.56 per semester*

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Canadian Students

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January 06, 2025

Domestic Availability

Accepting Applications

International Availability

Closed

Program Code

PF

Delivery

In Person, Hybrid

Credential

Ontario College Diploma

Program Contact

Todd Hataley

Program Coordinator

Domestic Tuition

$2544.91 per semester*

International Tuition

$9072.6 per semester*

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Canadian Students

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September 02, 2025

Domestic Availability

Coming Soon

International Availability

Coming Soon

Program Code

PF

Delivery

In Person

Credential

Ontario College Diploma

Program Contact

Todd Hataley

Program Coordinator

Domestic Tuition

$2636.6 per semester*

International Tuition

$9072.6 per semester*

*Domestic tuition amounts shown are from the 2024-2025 academic year and are subject to change.

*International tuition amounts shown are from the 2024-2025 academic year and are subject to change.

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Canadian Students

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January 05, 2026

Domestic Availability

Coming Soon

International Availability

Coming Soon

Program Code

PF

Delivery

In Person

Credential

Ontario College Diploma

Program Contact

Todd Hataley

Program Coordinator

Domestic Tuition

$2636.6 per semester*

International Tuition

$9072.6 per semester*

*Domestic tuition amounts shown are from the 2024-2025 academic year and are subject to change.

*International tuition amounts shown are from the 2024-2025 academic year and are subject to change.

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Canadian Students

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Today's police services personnel must be able to keep up with the pace and challenges of societal change, keeping in mind integrity, honesty, enthusiasm and maintaining personal, physical and mental well being. Fleming College's Police Foundations program has evolved to meet the changing needs of police services and the communities in which they serve. New and innovative curriculum addresses the increasing role of civilian policing in Ontario, provides specialized training to respond to increasing numbers of mental health calls-for-service and emphasizes the most important skills: the ability to communicate.

We now provide options for students who are interested in a career in law and justice and want to take the program as a foundation for continuing educational pathways, or for career opportunities other than a police constable. Students can graduate with a Police Foundations diploma by taking the curriculum stream that emphasizes civilian policing over fitness.

* Students starting in January are required to attend classes over the summer semester.

Test – Drive Your Career

While policing is a rewarding career, it is also extremely demanding. Completing the extensive experiential learning in our program, where you are exposed to many aspects of policing, will allow you to make an informed decision on your future career choice in law enforcement.

Innovative Curriculum - Mental Health Strategies In Policing

Fleming College is leading the way in providing specialized training to respond to increasing numbers of mental health calls-for-service. Recent inquests have highlighted that these calls can be fatal, and often the individual officer’s level of training factors into successfully resolving the situation. Officer duties frequently involve incidents that result in mental health issues for the officer, commonly PTSD. The new Mental Health Strategies In Policing curriculum also examines the relationship between mental health and the student, as both a member of the community and as a candidate for policing.

Field Placement:

Our placement experience really sets Fleming apart from other police programs at the college level. With our close associations and partnerships with a number of police services, you will have an opportunity to take advantage of a wide variety of placements and practicum experiences. NOTE: Placement experience will be subject to a clearance check by the police service. Field placement may extend beyond the 15-week block in semester four, depending on the experience you choose and the preference of the police service placement.

Students who meet specified standards are eligible to participate in one of our two field placement programs, which generally consists of 100 hours working directly with officers at a police service. Students assist officers with community policing initiatives and participate in ride-a-longs with uniformed officers on general patrol.

Communication Skills

Our program emphasizes the most important skill a police officer can possess; the ability to communicate. The capacity to show assertiveness, diffuse conflict, display empathy and establish rapport and trust are hallmarks of any good police officer. This skill set is not only important in policing, but transferable to nearly any career that involves community interaction. To facilitate learning, course curriculum emphasizes scenario and problem- based instruction.

Instructors

Faculty has extensive policing experience with several different police agencies within the Province of Ontario. They are knowledgeable in a range of policing issues including recruiting, investigations, federal and provincial law, officer safety, fitness and communications. “Core” police courses such as Criminal Code, Interview and Investigation and Police Powers are taught by former or current police officers.

Reputation

The Police Foundations Program at Fleming College has been in existence for over thirty years and has cultivated an excellent reputation with police services across the province. Our students are recognized for their professionalism, commitment to community and integrity. Hundreds of graduates have gone onto very successful careers in policing including Chief Murray Rodd from the Peterborough / Lakefield Community Police Service.

Recent graduates, Megan Hickey and Jesse McDonald featured in our video about their placement experience are now both full-time constables: Meghan was hired by the OPP, West Region and Jesse is with the Anishinabek Police Service.

With a university degree or a college diploma in a related field, you are eligible for direct entry into second year of the program. Start in September and you can graduate with your Police Foundations diploma in just two semesters. Contact the program co-ordinator for details.

A balanced approach to personal well-being and health is essential, as both the career and the program are challenging both mentally and physically.

View instructional videos on fitness tests in the Police Foundations program

If a career as a police officer is your goal, we strongly urge you to check the qualifications required to ensure that you are eligible before committing yourself to the Police Foundations program. These requirements are available at the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services website under the Constable Selection System. Pay particular attention to the physical requirements, including vision and hearing. Answers to questions regarding criminal records that affect qualifications to apply are also available on this website.

Graduates from this program hold the following police services positions:

  • Police cadet
  • Police officer

Which may lead to:

  • Canine unit officer
  • Traffic collision investigator
  • Criminal investigator
  • Forensic investigator
  • Tactical team member
  • Training officer
  • Youth bureau officer
  • Drug enforcement team
  • Military police

Graduates can also find employment opportunities in such job sectors as Canada Border Services, correctional services, the Canadian Forces, private civil and criminal investigation, private security, court enforcement and security, municipal by-law enforcement, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources or Ontario Parks.

You should expect to spend around $740 per year for books and supplies.

  • Complete all tasks in compliance with pertinent legislation, as well as policing standards, regulations and guidelines.
  • Analyze all relevant information and make effective and legally defensible decisions in accordance with ethical and professional standards.
  • Be accountable for one's actions when carrying out all tasks.
  • Develop and implement ongoing effective strategies for personal and professional development.
  • Ensure the respect of human rights and freedoms in all interactions.
  • Work cooperatively in multidisciplinary teams to achieve mutual goals.
  • Collaborate in the development and implementation of community policing strategies.
  • Monitor, evaluate and document behaviours, situations & events accurately & discreetly in compliance with legal, professional, ethical & organizational requirements.
  • Mitigate risks and maintain order by applying effective strategies in crisis, conflict and emergency situations.
  • Take positive actions to help crime victims.
  • Conduct investigations by collecting, documenting, preserving and presenting admissible evidence.

Students applying to Police Foundations must meet the following requirements:

  • OSSD including Gr 12 C English

PC / Windows

  • Operating System:
    Windows 10
  • Processor:
    Core i5 - 1.6Ghz minimum
  • Memory:
    8GB minimum
  • Hard Disk:
    160GB minimum

Apple / MacOS

  • Operating System:
    MacOS 10.12 or newer
  • Processor:
    Core i5 6th Gen or better
  • Memory:
    8GB minimum
  • Hard Disk:
    160GB minimum

Internet Connection: 2.5 Mbps Download and 3.0 Mbps Upload (minimum)

Students are required to have their own computer, internet access, webcam and microphone.

Transfer Agreements

You may be able to use credits obtained at Fleming College to continue your postsecondary education in pursuit of a degree. The articulation and credit transfer agreements with our partner institutions are summarized here.

Bachelor of Arts (General) in Law and Justice
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 90 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Algoma University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Arts in Law & Justice
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Algoma University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Public Safety
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 10 out of a 45-course degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information

Visit the Algonquin College website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Professional Arts in Criminal Justice
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120-credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information

Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Professional Arts in Governance, Law and Management
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120-credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information

Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Professional Arts in Human Services
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120-credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information

Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Arts in Geography
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 5 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Brock University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 5 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Brock University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 5 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Brock University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 5 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Brock University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Arts
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
Transfer Credit
  • 5 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Carleton University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
Transfer Credit
  • 5 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Carleton University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Criminal Justice (General)
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 64 out of a 192 credit degree.

To apply please see the Charles Sturt University's admissions website.

For more information

Visit the Charles Sturt University website for further articulation and program information.

Bachelor of Policing (General)
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
  • Successful completion of a police recruit training program at a recognized police recruit training college (e.g. Ontario Police College, Chief Crowfoot Learning Centre, RCMP Depot).
  • Three (3) years or more of experience as a sworn officer.
Transfer Credit
  • 112 out of a 192 credit degree.

To apply please see the Charles Sturt University's admissions website.

For more information

Visit the Charles Sturt University website for further articulation and program information.

Bachelor of Public Safety and Security (General)
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 64 out of a 192 credit degree.

To apply please see the Charles Sturt University's admissions website.

For more information

Visit the Charles Sturt University website for further articulation and program information.

Bachelor of Community and Criminal Justice
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
  • Completion of the Conestoga College Summer Bridge.
Transfer Credit
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information

Visit the Conestoga College website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Police Studies
Requirement
  • Minimum 60% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information

Visit the Georgian College website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Criminology & Criminal Justice (3Yr)
Requirement
  • Minimum 65% cumulative program average.
  • The program is offered face-to-face (Mt Gravatt campus or Gold Coast campus) or online.
Transfer Credit
  • 120 credit points out of a 240 credit point degree.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Griffith University's admissions website.

For more information

Visit the Griffith University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Social Science in Criminal Justice
Requirement
  • Minimum 65% cumulative program average.
  • Possess ENG4U (Grade 12 University English) or equivalent with a course grade of 70%.
Transfer Credit
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information

Visit the Humber College website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Arts & Science in Criminology
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 6 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Lakehead University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Arts in Law & Justice
Requirement
  • Minimum 80% cumulative program average* or
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average^.
Transfer Credit
  • 42 out of a 120 credit degree* or
  • 30 out of a 120 credit degree^.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Laurentian University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Justice
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies and Digital Technology
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Commerce
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
  • Completion of the Ontario Tech Commerce Bridge.
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies
Requirement
  • Minimum B cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd-year studies of a 4-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Royal Roads University's admissions website.

For more information

Visit the Royal Roads University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Crime and Intelligence Analysis
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 4th semester standing in an 8-semester program.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information

Visit the Seneca College website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 4th semester standing in an 8-semester program.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information

Visit the Seneca College website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Arts in Criminology
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 6.0 out of a 20-credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Trent University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Science (Joint-Major)
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 5 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Trent University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Arts in Policing and Community Well-being
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 5 out of a 20-credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Trent University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 5 out of a 20-credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Trent University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 5 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Trent University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science (Joint-Major)
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 5 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Trent University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

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