Program overview
2 years
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available

Start dates
January 2024

September 2024

January 2025

September 2025

About this program

Police Foundations

Police officers make our communities a better place. They do this by preventing crime, enforcing laws and improving the quality of life for all. Loyalist's program prepares you to be a great candidate for police services. To help you get started and make connections, Loyalist Police Foundations provides eligible students with experience, observing police officers in action, at their side.

Admission requirements

Required academic preparation

  • OSSD/OSSGD or equivalent with courses at the general, advanced, (C), (U) or (M) level, AND
  • Grade 12 English (C) level or equivalent OR
  • Applicants with a related degree or diploma may be considered for advanced standing or direct entry into year two; please review your qualifications with the program coordinator.

Applicants who possess a related college diploma (i.e. human studies, justice services) are eligible for direct entry into year two of the program.

Applicants who possess an unrelated college diploma are considered on a case-by-case basis for direct entry into year two.

Applicants who possess a university degree are eligible for direct entry into year two of the program; however, applicants should meet with their program coordinator regarding appropriate course and program planning.

Additional requirements

  • Applicants with special needs or limitations that may affect their potential employment are encouraged to discuss their program and career goals with the coordinator prior to enrolment.
  • To progress to year two, applicants must successfully complete all first-year courses (or equivalent) at a minimum grade of 50% and meet the published requirements of a Loyalist Police Foundations physical fitness test at 65%.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

First Year - Semester One

  • Canadian Criminal Justice System
  • College Writing Skills
  • Ethical Considerations in Justice
  • Interpersonal & Group Dynamics
  • Lifestyle Management & Fitness 1
  • Sociology

First Year - Semester Two

  • Career Resource Development
  • Conflict Management & Crisis Intervention
  • Criminal and Civil Law
  • Criminology
  • Issues in Diverse Populations
  • Lifestyle Management & Fitness 2
  • Psychology

Second Year - Semester Three

  • Fitness & Resiliency for Policing 3
  • Interviewing & Investigation
  • Law Enforcement Practicum 1
  • Mental Health & Vulnerable Populations
  • Police Powers
  • Provincial Offences
  • Youth in Conflict with the Law

Second Year - Semester Four

  • Community Mobilization & Engagement
  • Court Proceedings & Evidence
  • Federal Statutes
  • Fitness & Resiliency for Policing 4
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Law Enforcement Practicum 2
  • Police Recruitment Preparation
  • Traffic Management

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.


  • Domestic Tuition: $2,722.08
  • Full-Time Ancillary Fees:* $1,308
  • Total: $4,030.08
  • Additional Program Costs: $594 (year one) and $523 (year two)


Credential: Two-year Ontario College Diploma

Experiential learning

Prepare to excel in the satisfying and fascinating profession of policing. Enter the field confidently with a combination of theory and practical experiences.

  • Gain valuable field or field-related experience in two separate placements.
  • Practise interpreting and applying the law from class to courtroom.
  • Participate in a mock trial in a real courtroom with real judges.
  • Role-play different scenarios using uniforms and police training equipment.
  • Volunteer with police services in roles which have included emergency response training, front line officer training, mock disaster participation, and community policing activities.
  • Learn to put personal safety and respect for victims into practice.
  • Discover skills to improve your resiliency to stress.
  • Develop essential career skills in ethical decision-making and conflict management.

Career paths

Find your career

  • There are a broad range of career opportunities with municipal and regional police services, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Military Police, RCMP and related law enforcement agencies.
  • Loyalist College prepares you for police aptitude testing, physical fitness testing and other components of the recruiting process.

Our grads get great jobs

  • Ontario Provincial Police
  • Municipal and Regional Police
  • Military Police
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Provincial Park Wardens
  • Customs Officers

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Loyalist College of Applied Arts & Technology

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Contact info

Loyalist College of Applied Arts & Technology

376 Wallbridge Loyalist Road, Box 4200
K8N 5B9 Belleville Ontario

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