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Police Foundations (Online Part-Time)

Available at: Brockville | Cornwall | Kingston | Online | Online part-time


This program provides training for a career in Policing Services and other branches of Law Enforcement. The goal of Police Foundations is to provide potential police officers and other law enforcement agents with a well-rounded education which prepares them to address the problems of the communities they serve in a flexible and effective manner.

This Online Education program allows students to study online either full-time or part-time and continue to balance personal and professional priorities while completing course work.  Convenient, flexible scheduling suits the lifestyle of many individuals. Since the course material is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, it is ideal for those who are unable to attend regularly scheduled classes. Our online courses offer the same learning outcomes as those offered in class and result in the same academic credentials.

For Online Part-time Education program courses at St. Lawrence College students should visit the following site in order to register for courses, please click here.

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Career Opportunities

The Police Foundations Program can assist you in developing and enhancing your knowledge, skills and abilities for a career in policing and law enforcement.  The hiring trend for qualified police and law enforcement candidates is unprecedented in this decade.  The policing and law enforcement community (Federal, Provincial and Municipal) and Canadian Border Services have identified a substantial need to hire officers for the next three to five years.  The Police Foundations Program provides an excellent base for careers with Policing Services, Canada Border Services, Military Police, Ministry of Transportation, Private/Corporate Security and various correctional institutions.

Program Name

Police Foundations (Online Part-Time)

Program Code



Ontario College Diploma

Start Dates


Program Duration

Must be completed within 5 years or 60 months

Location (Campus)

Online part-time

Canadian Fees

For information on fees, call:
Brockville – 613-345-0660, ext. 3125
Cornwall – 613-933-6080, ext. 3125
Kingston – 613-544-5400, ext. 3125

International Fees

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary Program. Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external organizations and private individuals. These awards recognize our academic excellence, community involvement, contribution to the quality of College life, outstanding achievement and professional potential. For more details visit Bursaries and Scholarships.

Program Outline 2020-21

Group 1
POFP 7 Fitness and Lifestyle Management 1
POFP 101 Canadian Criminal Justice System
POFP 102 Psychology
POFP 103 Sociology in Canadian Society
POFP 106 Principles of Ethical Reasoning
POFP 206 Community and Social Services
COMM 110 Communications for College
General Education Elective (1)
General Education Elective (2)

Group 2
COMM 204 Communications for Law Enforcement
POFP 310 Foundations of Mental Health for Law Enforcement
GENE 167 Aboriginal Peoples and Diversity in Canada
POFP 201 Criminology
POFP 202 Interpersonal and Group Dynamics
POFP 405 Conflict Management
POFP 301 Criminal and Civil Law
POFP 205 Political Science and Public Administration
POFP 302 Criminal Code
POFP 303 Police Powers 1
POFP 300 Community Mobilization and Engagement

Group 3
POFP 8 Fitness and Lifestyle Management 2
POFP 305 Youth in Conflict With the Law
POFP 401 Provincial Offenses
POFP 402 Criminal Code and Federal Statutes
POFP 403 Police Powers 2
POFP 404 Evidence
POFP 407 Traffic Management
POFP 304 Interviewing and Investigating
POFP 9 Career Preparation

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Agreements between SLC and other institutions that are specific to this program are listed below. In addition, there are many credit transfer pathway agreements between colleges and universities within the province of Ontario. Please also visit to search for options relevant to your program area of study.

    Admission Requirements

    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U or M level including the following prerequisites:

    • Grade 12 English at the C or U level
    • Grade 11 Math at the C, U or M level

    For OSSD equivalency options, see Admission Requirements.

    If you are missing prerequisite courses, enroll in the Career/College Prep program - free for Ontario residents who are 19 years or older. Click here for full details


    Health Requirements



    The teachers in the Police Foundations program were top-notch. After hearing from other people about their experiences in the same program at other colleges, I’m even more certain that SLC is one of the BEST colleges available. I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone!

    Robert Osborne

    Program Contact

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    Admissions Information

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    Additional Information

    Programs at St. Lawrence College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Program delivery can be run weekdays, weekends or evenings. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided a St. Lawrence College email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.

    The program will prepare graduates to successfully complete the PREP (Physical Readiness Evaluation for Police) test, a standardized entry requirement for all provincial and municipal Police Services.

    Applicants are expected to have the physical and mental health needed to:

    a) successfully cope with the program of instruction

    b) meet the public health requirements of any law enforcement or volunteer agency to which they might apply.

    It is highly recommended that applicants check the Essential Hiring Requirements of the police service to which they have an interest in employment. In addition, a vision and hearing test is strongly suggested. This information is required to assist applicants to understand the requirements of the employer and how their results compare with these requirements.

    In order to be considered for employment by a police service an individual who has been criminally convicted under a federal statute (other than the Youth Criminal Justice Act or the Y.O.A.) must obtain a pardon prior to submitting an application. There may be a fee for the criminal history check.

    Please Note: To participate in learning activities with policing agencies, a criminal background check will be required. If you have come in conflict with the law by con­travening a federal statute(s) you may not meet the security clearance(s). Meeting the behavioural standard will be the responsibil­ity of the student.

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