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  • DIPLOMA | 11071Police Foundations

     Type: 2-Year Diploma      

     Start Date: September and January     

     Location: Lakeshore Campus, Orangeville Campus      

Humber’s Police Foundations diploma program enjoys an excellent reputation within the criminal justice community. The program’s current and relevant curriculum, developed with the insights and expertise of members of the college’s Police Foundations Advisory Committee, ensures you’ll learn the knowledge and skills to succeed in policing.

Police Foundations program video

Watch the video to learn more about the Police Foundations diploma program

What you will learn

Practical courses allow you to learn about psychology, sociology, criminology, the criminal code, contemporary social and community problems, policing protocols and strategies, investigating and evidence, and conflict management. Your education will also include instruction in fitness and lifestyle management that teaches about the importance of health and wellness in policing.

Curriculum highlights

Learn from professors with real-life work experience in public and private policing. As a graduate with a range of security, problem-solving and administrative skills, and with a commitment to justice and to the community, you’ll be on your way to the rewarding field of law enforcement.

Using the latest in digital technology, our simulators create life like situations to train students in driving skills, conflict resolution and the use of force.

Double your credential

Graduates of the Police Foundations program can choose to continue their education and in two additional semesters of study can obtain a second diploma in PSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Fast-track into a degree

Graduates could also apply for advanced standing in Humber's Bachelor of Applied Arts - Criminal Justice Degree program.

A career in policing

You have a desire to serve and protect and to make our world a safer, better place to live, and there’s no better way to put that idea into action than through Humber’s Police Foundations program.

With your wide-ranging policing skills, you'll enjoy a competitive edge when pursuing positions with municipal, provincial and national police services, as well as private policing agencies. Your career may lead to opportunities with the Canada Border Services Agency or as an immigration or correctional officer.

Note: Graduates of the Police Foundations program will be subject to all requirements of the Ontario constable selection process and local police requirements when applying for a position as a police constable in Ontario.

Career options

  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
  • Canadian Security Intelligence Service
  • Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)
  • Toronto Police Service
  • York Police Services
  • Peel Police Services
  • Durham Police Service

Partnerships and pathways

This program has successful partnerships with an extensive list of agencies that have provided employment opportunities for Humber graduates. 

  • Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)
  • Toronto Police Service
  • York Regional Police
  • Halton Regional Police
  • Go Transit
  • Correctional Service of Canada
  • Durham Regional Police
  • Peel Regional Police
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
  • Canadian Security Intelligence Service
  • Toronto West Detention Centre
  • Syl Apps Youth Centre

Program Coordinator
Richard DeFacendis
(full-time students)
416.675.6622 ext. 3266 

Program Coordinator
Stephen Duggan
(online and part-time students)
416.675.6622 ext. 3771

For information related to the admissions process and program entry requirements, please contact:

Enrolment Service Officer
Shevon Carbonneau
416.675.6622 ext. 3269

Campus Tours and Information Sessions
Looking for more information? The School of Social and Community Services offers information nights and hosts Open House events twice annually. Both events offer a program-specific tour of Humber's Lakeshore campus. For more information about these events, please contact:

Event Coordinator
Cheryl Evans
416.675.6622 ext. 3484

TPS Rover Investiture Ceremony

On March 7, 2016, the School of Social and Community Services and the TPS of the 22 Division hosted the annual TPS Rover Crew Investiture Ceremony.

Specialized labs

sim lab