About this program

Start Date

September 2023


Fort Frances


Program Length

Two years



Ontario College Diploma

Canadore College

About the program

Start an exciting career in the field of law enforcement and become a leader in your community. Learn from experienced professors, inside and outside of the classroom. Throughout the program, students will work on a number of projects with policing agencies and may have the opportunity to be paired with a serving police officer mentor. Gain valuable experience in sociology, criminology, forensics, community and social services and more.

Secondary credential pathway

Police Foundations and Mental Health and Addictions Worker program graduates are eligible to enter directly into year two of the Community and Justice Services program, enabling students to earn two diplomas in the span of three years. 

Semester 1

SLJ101 Intro to Canadian Criminal Justice
SLJ102 Criminology
SOC100 Foundations in Sociology
CMM125 College Communications
PSY100 Foundations in Psychology (GenEd)
SLJ105 Canadian Government & Public Administration
SLJ106 Community and Social Services
PFP108 Fitness & Lifestyle Management I

Semester 2

SLJ305 Youth in Conflict
HUM200 Group Dynamics
GED100 Environmental Citizenship
CLT100 Canada’s First People (GenEd)
SLJ304 Issues in Diversity
SLJ207 Conflict Management & Crisis Intervention
PFP106 Ethics in Law Enforcement
PFP208 Fitness & Lifestyle Management II

Semester 3

PFP210 Introduction to Forensics
PFP301 Criminal & Civil Law
PFP302 Criminal Code
PFP303 Police Powers I
PFP304 Interviewing & Investigations
PFP306 Community Policing
PFP308 Fitness & Lifestyle Management

Semester 4

PFP401 Provincial Offences
PFP402 Criminal Code & Federal Statutes
PFP403 Police Powers II
PFP410 Crime Scene Analysis & Reconstruction
PFP407 Traffic Management
PFP251 Career Workshops
PFP408 Career Fitness Testing


Ontario Secondary School Diploma, and ENG4C/ENG4U, equivalent, or mature student test.

Are you missing program prerequisites?

Are you missing prerequisites for a program? We can help! SGEI offers common prerequisite courses during the summer, or we can arrange for you to complete a test to enter the program. All you have to do is apply, and we will be in touch with you.


  • Year 1 Tuition: $3,851.50 (estimated)
  • Year 2 Tuition: $3,439.24 (estimated)
  • Textbooks:
    • Semester 1: $853.00
    • Semester 2: $642.00
    • Semester 3: $547.00
    • Semester 4: $221.00

Funding opportunities

If you need assistance funding your education, visit our Financial Aid page to learn more about bursaries, grants, OSAP and more.

Meet your coordinator(s)

Our dedicated program coordinators are here to help you succeed, both in and out of the classroom.

Annie Ashdown

Kenora campus
(807) 468-3096

Have questions? Connect with a coordinator!

Have questions about this program? Contact a coordinator directly or submit your question(s) below and a program coordinator will reach out to you.

Career options

Police Foundations graduates can expect to find work as a law enforcement or corrections officer in a number of fields.

Where you might work

  • Provincial/municipal police agencies
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Public and private law enforcement agencies
  • Canadian military
  • Corrections
  • Border services


I love the environment of SGEI, it gives people a chance to stay close to home and still [work] towards their career choice. It has been a blessing being able to learn more about my culture. It truly is the backbone of SGEI and it definitely helps others open themselves up to going back to school, or even trying something new.
Aurora McRitchie
SGEI Student

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