Police Foundations - Advanced Standing Curriculum

Accepting Applications for September 2018

Credential: Ontario College Diploma ( 4 semesters )
Classes begin:
September 04, 2018
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
PFD
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$2,513.32 per semester*
International:
$8,161.39 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.
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Courses and Descriptions

Semester 3

LAWS 9
Units/ Hours: 45

This course is designed to foster confidence and competence when dealing with people in crisis, where the potential exists for conflict. The processes of intervention and mediation require an understanding of the dynamics of all of the actors participating. It is also imperative that students understand that personal biases, attitudes, and comfort level with emotional reactions will determine perception and interpretation of a situation. These emotional reactions will be their own as well as those of the other actors in the situation.

LAWS 16
Units/ Hours: 45

This course focuses on offences contained in the Criminal Code of Canada. These include offences against the person, property, and public order. Students will research case law and assess its impact on criminal offences.

LAWS 42
Units/ Hours: 45

This course focuses on interviewing and investigation skills. Students will develop interviewing skills and investigation skills. Students will develop interviewing skills necessary to retrieve information from incident participants including victims, witnesses and suspects. Students will also learn basic investigation skills including observation, analysis, evidence identification, collection and preservation, as well as note taking skills.

SOCI 203
Units/ Hours: 45

Mental Health Strategies in Policing addresses the increasing number of calls for service for police that involve mental health issues. These kinds of occurrences are especially challenging and in many cases require police to utilize unique interpersonal approaches and strategies to effectively and safely arrive at a resolution. While there are many mental health disorders that police will come into contact with, particular focus will be on schizophrenia, addictions, depression, anxiety and suicide and crisis intervention. Further, this course examines the student?s current mental health and mental health issues experienced by police and other emergency responders. Students will learn how to identify the physical and psychological symptoms of stress, how to prevent mental health illnesses, the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder and types of treatments available.

LAWS 64
Units/ Hours: 45

This course examines pertinent sections of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and their impact on the Canadian criminal procedure. Citizen and police arrest and release authorities, police powers of search and seizure with and without a warrant, police discretion and its implications will be discussed. This course will enable students to become familiar with police terminology and apply the procedures required to affect arrest and release.

FLPL 196
Units/ Hours: 15

The focus of this course is to ensure that our students are the most professional and well prepared applicants competing for jobs in policing or other fields they pursue. This course encourages students to develop community minded behaviours and volunteerism. Students will develop a professional resume, cover letter and learn the value of a professional portfolio.

Electives

Choose 1 of:

LAWS 262
Units/ Hours: 30

The civilian policing courses reflect the emerging trend within the poling industry to hire civilians to do work traditionally reserved for sworn police officers. This development is a response to not only the increasing costs associated with poling our communities, but an effort to make more efficient use of uniform police officers and their unique skills, in the field. This course will examine police and civilian hiring trends in Canada as well as identify and explore specific career opportunities available to civilians within municipal, provincial and federal police services (e.g.: court and crime scene security, crime analyst, forensic investigator, by-law enforcement officer).

RECR 100
Units/ Hours: 45

Society has come to recognize that personal and collective wellness is essential to the enhanced quality of life. This course concentrates on the concepts of wellness and provides practical strategies for developing a healthy lifestyle. The student will develop strategies to develop and design and implement an effective personal fitness program and develop strategies to be successful at the Ontario Police Standards.

Pre-Requisites

Semester 4

LAWS 263
Units/ Hours: 30

Applied Problem Solving is modeled after the problem?based learning approach. This course will involve working through scenarios and / or case studies. Successful completion of assignments will require student to 'synthesize' accumulated knowledge from the past three semesters. Students will be expected to utilize critical analysis skills and test their problem solving abilities. Solutions to problems will be found in the understanding of human behaviour, conflict resolution techniques, police powers from government legislation (i.e.: federal and provincial law and Charter of Rights), ethical considerations, etc.

LAWS 18
Units/ Hours: 45

Our concern about crime and frustration over criminals are major issues that command our attention. Criminology is a multidisciplinary field that helps us understand and take action. Historically, it has offered many explanations that have influenced our reactions to and social policy toward crime and criminals. This course will consist of three main parts: definitions and measurement of crime, theories of crime, crime and society.

LAWS 30
Units/ Hours: 45

Collection and presentation of evidence is an important part of the litigation process.In this course, learners will examine the use of evidence in court cases, including statutory and common-law limits on the use of various forms of information that could affect the decision-making process of Canadian courts and administrative tribunals. Learners will examine the functions of investigators, advocates, judges, and juries in the presentation and processing of evidence.

Pre-Requisites
SOCI 50
Units/ Hours: 45

This course focuses on ethical issues faced by individuals as citizens and professionals. It will help students to clarify their values and establish a framework for ethical decision making. Ethical issues that relate to a wide variety of concerns will be examined. Students will also examine a variety of professional ethical codes and apply ethical decision-making models to dilemmas in their personal and professional lives.

FLPL 45
Units/ Hours: 15

Field placement is approximately 100 hours at the completion of the fourth semester that will present the student with the opportunity to put into practice the skills and theory learned in the classroom and observe police related assignment duties.Pre-requisites: Successful completion of all Police Foundations academic courses. Students must pass a 3 panel interview for Field Placement.

LAWS 79
Units/ Hours: 45

In this course, students will develop the knowledge, skills, and ability to locate and apply sections of the Provincial Traffic Laws, regulations, and selected Criminal Code offences. Fleming Equivalent to LAWS079 (B. Cowie Jan 2011)

LAWS 83
Units/ Hours: 30

In light of the Young Offenders Act (1982) and other relevant statutes, this course provides historical, philosophical, and contemporary applications affecting youth in conflict with the law. The course examines and analyzes the aspects of prevention, detention, interviewing, court processes, and disposition alternatives that may be used to aid and rehabilitate young offenders while facilitating public safety and victim response. Fleming Equivalent to LAWS083 (B. Cowie Jan 2011)

Electives

Choose 1 of:

LAWS 264
Units/ Hours: 15

In Civilian Policing I, students are introduced to several career options available to civilian staff within a police agency. In Civilian Policing II, students are required to register in an accredited college course related to a specific civilian role. This will give students the opportunity to gain some of the skills, knowledge and abilities associated with that role. Note: The course selected by the student must be approved by the program coordinator.

RECR 9
Units/ Hours: 30

Society has come to recognize that personal and collective wellness is essential to the enhanced quality of life. This course concentrates on the concepts of wellness and provides practical strategies for developing a healthy lifestyle. The student will develop strategies to develop and design and implement an effective personal fitness program and develop strategies to be successful at the Ontario Police Standards.

Pre-Requisites
Electives

Choose 1 of:

FLPL 29
Units/ Hours: 105

Field placement is approximately 100 hours at the completion of the fourth semester that will present the student with the opportunity to put into practice the skills and theory learned in the classroom and observe police related assignment duties. Students must pass a three panel interview for Field Placement.