Enrich your police service application with post-secondary training. 

Get a head start for employment in a police service with a solid foundation of police procedures. Cambrian’s in-class assignments, scenario training, fitness components, and community work complement topics covered by the Ontario Police College. 

Hands-on training includes three replica jail cells in our scenario room and extensive involvement in community initiatives. You’ll get opportunities to network alongside working professional officers from local police agencies and volunteer within the community. Upon graduation, you can pursue your career goals or earn a second diploma in public safety in one additional year. 

Program highlights

  • Guest speakers from municipal, provincial, and national law enforcement agencies 
  • Physical fitness integrated throughout the program to prepare you for the police academy fitness test 
  • Introduction into many facets of policing and law – traffic management, police powers, federal and provincial statutes, provincial offences, youth law, etc. 
  • Several communications courses ensure you’re prepared to hit the ground running as a cadet 
  • Option to earn a second diploma in another public safety program in just 1 year when you graduate 

Program of study for 2024-25 Academic Year

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
ENG 1002 College Communications 3
LAW 1010 Canadian Criminal Justice 3
FIT 1510 Physical Fitness and Wellness 2
PFP 1065 Community Policing I 2
POL 1500 Canadian Political Studies 3
PSY 1050 Introduction To Psychology I 3
SOC 1000 Introduction To Sociology 3
One General Education course. 1 3
Semester 2
ENG 1126 Commun. Skills/Justice Students I 3
FIT 1501 Physical Fitness & Wellness II 2
LAW 1105 Ethics & Diversity Issues 3
LAW 3050 Youth In Conflict With Law 3
PFP 3010 Criminal And Civil Law 3
PSY 1106 Tactical Communication 3
One General Education course. 1 3
Semester 3
FIT 1502 Physical Fit & Wellness III 2
PFP 3020 Criminal Code 3
PFP 3030 Police Powers 3
PFP 3040 Interviewing And Investigation 3
PFP 3065 Community Policing II 2
PSY 1003 Concurrent Disorders, Mental Health & Addictions 3
SOC 1210 Introduction To Criminology 3
One General Education course. 1 3
Semester 4
FIT 1503 Physical Fitness & Wellness IV 2
PFP 1000 Career Options in Policing 3
PFP 4010 Provincial Offences 3
PFP 4020 Criminal Code And Federal Statutes 3
PFP 4040 Investigations And Evidence 3
PFP 4050 Conflict Management 3
PFP 4065 Community Policing III 3
PFP 4070 Traffic Management I & II 3
 Total Credits87

For more information regarding General Education courses, click here.

Admission requirements

For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:

  • Any grade 12 English (C) or (U)

Additional admission requirements


  • Grade 11 physical education (O)
  • Computer competency in relevant software

Additional Information

  • A criminal record check may be required for volunteer initiatives.

Program delivery


Fall term start

SEMESTER 1:  Fall 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 4:  Winter 2026

Specific program pathways

College or university degree opportunities  

If you are a graduate of this program, you may continue your studies at a college or university and you may receive credit(s) for your prior college education. Refer to Cambrian's college and university agreement details for further information. 

Employment opportunities

Cambrian College has been offering programs in law enforcement for 40 years. As an established post-secondary institution, Cambrian College is well recognized by employers. Our graduates may find employment with municipal, provincial, and federal police forces. Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in:

  • Areas of corrections
  • Youth work
  • Private investigation
  • Insurance investigation
  • Military police
  • Customs and excise

Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.