Police Foundations Extraordinary learning experiences and community connections. Develop your knowledge and competitive skills for life and career success.

General information

Program code
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Ontario College Diploma
Academic area

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2018 Owen Sound, Orillia
Winter 2019 Orillia

Program description

Students participate in both academic and practical courses that develop the knowledge and skills demanded by Canadian police services. A common first year with the Protection/Security and Investigation program and the Community and Justice Service program allows students the opportunity to transfer between programs after the first year of study. During the first year, students focus on gaining an understanding of criminal justice in Canada as well as practicing healthy and active lifestyles related to law enforcement.

In this program, students focus on forensic crime scene investigation, interview skills, use of force theory and application, police powers, and crisis intervention techniques. Physical training and career preparation components of the program are designed to prepare students to meet the specific demands of police recruitment processes and a career in the field.

Additional program specific fees for Police Foundations

A common first year with the Community and Justice Services and Protection, Security and Investigation programs provides students with an overall understanding of criminal justice and law enforcement in Canada and also allows students the opportunity to transfer between programs after the first year of study and possibly receive all three credential in four years. Graduating students may also have the opportunity to further their studies at the degree level at the Orillia Campus with our unique four-year Bachelor of Human Services - Police Studies degree.

Learn what it's like to be a student in the Police Foundations program at our Owen Sound Campus:

Police Foundations, Owen Sound Campus

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent, with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)

Keyboarding ability, basic computer literacy and word processing skills are also recommended.

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course taken at Georgian College
  • College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Human Service Foundation General Arts and Science*
  • Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications
  • Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.


View the Police Foundations articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

  • GOVT1000 Cdn Political Structure (ODE)
  • PFPR1001 Cdn Criminal Justice System
  • PFPR1000 Interpersonal & Group Dynamics
  • PFPR1006 Fitness & Lifestyle Mgmt 1
  • PFPR1005 Public Administration
  • PFPR1003 Diversity & First Nations
  • PFPR1002 Criminal & Civil Law
  • PFPR1009 Fitness & Lifestyle Mgmt 2
  • PFPR1004 Community & Social Services
  • PFPR2009 Fitness For Policing 3
  • PFPR2003 Community Policing 1
  • PFPR2004 Youth In Conflict With The Law
  • PFPR2000 Interviewing & Investigation
  • PFPR2010 Police Powers 1
  • PFPR2005 Criminal Code
  • PFPR2001 Principles- Ethical Reasoning
  • PFPR2011 Police Powers 2
  • PFPR2007 Criminal Code & Federal Stat.
  • PFPR2008 Provincial Offences
  • PFPR2012 Fitness for Policing/Lifestyle Management 4
  • PFPR2013 Traffic Management
  • PFPR2014 Community Policing 2
  • PFPR2006 Conflict Management
  • PFPR2002 Investigation and Evidence

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list