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Police Foundations Program Information

Having a Police Foundations diploma will prepare you for a career in law enforcement in Ontario and across Canada.  Instructors at Westervelt College are active and recently retired police officers and know what it takes to prepare candidates for the Constable Selection process of any police service. 

Westervelt’s style of training is desirable to recruiters, where students wear a uniform and follow the daily regimen and discipline required of a police officer.  You will become fully knowledgeable in criminal and civil law, criminology, Principles of Evidence and about the Canadian Legal System.  You will also learn about psychology, sociology, social issues and policing protocols and strategies.

Police Foundations Courses Include:

  • Psychology in Law Enforcement
  • Foundations of Criminal and Civil Law in Canada
  • Communications
  • Sociology in Canadian Society
  • Fitness & Lifestyle Management
  • Criminology
  • Interpersonal & Group Dynamics
  • Diversity Issues in Policing
  • Canadian Political Structure & Public Administration
  • Community & Social Services
  • Criminal Code
  • Arrest Authorities
  • Ethical Reasoning in Policing 
  • Community Based Policing
  • Conflict Management in Law Enforcement
  • Controlled Drug & Substances Act
  • Criminal Offences
  • Interviews & Investigations
  • Principles of Evidence in Policing
  • Provincial Statutes
  • Principles of Evidence in Policing
  • Search & Seizure
  • Traffic Management/Highway Traffic Act
  • Officer Safety/Defensive Tactics/Use of Force
  • Fitness Training
  • Youth Criminal Justice Act


  • The Police Foundations program is available at the following locations:

    • London, Ont.

    Police Foundations Tuition

    For information on tuition, and student funding options, please contact Westervelt College.

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