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Police Foundations

Available as a two-year program

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.
  • Credential
    • Two-year Ontario College Diploma

  • Start Date

    September and January entry

  • Location
    • Belleville campus

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. 
  • Complete details of the applicant process can be found here: Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP). 

Our grads get great jobs

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

Work that matters

Policing is a rewarding profession unlike any other. Police recruiters seek people who want to invest in work that matters.

Candidates should demonstrate:

  • Community involvement through volunteering.
  • A commitment to personal fitness and lifelong learning.
  • The ability to keep calm under pressure.
  • Enjoy working with people of all backgrounds and cultures.
  • Resiliency .

What employers say

“One of the best things that Loyalist offers is on-the-job experience. The Belleville Police have a strong connection with Loyalist – a high percentage of our officers are Loyalist graduates.”
Const. René Aubertin
Belleville Police Service - Police Foundations graduate, 1996

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.

Outstanding faculty make the difference

  • Learn in small classes with dedicated faculty who care about your future success.
  • Our faculty members have experience at all levels of policing – municipal, provincial and federal.
  • The program is continually updated to reflect changing trends with the input of professionals working in the field.

Multiply your options in justice studies

During a common first year in Justice Studies, you’ll get a solid grounding in Canada’s social and political structures, the justice system and human behaviour. With this foundation, you can pursue many different career paths, with the flexibility to transfer directly into the second year of:

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