|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Brampton|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Tuition fee||CA$18,002 per year
The fees shown here are estimates only for and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$15,734), health insurance and ancillary fees.
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|Registration fee||CA$400 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents):
Note: Although not an admission requirement, Grade 12 mathematics or equivalent is recommended. Applicants should be aware of the physical demands of the program as physical fitness and defensive tactics training are integral to the curriculum.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
For direct admission, you must be from an English speaking country or, you must provide proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:
If your IELTS/TOEFL score does not meet the minimum English language requirement for direct entry, you may choose to enter the English Language Studies (ESL) program, offered by Sheridan College, which is an intensive, full-time academic program.
Sheridan’s Police Foundations program explores the world of law enforcement, preparing you for an exciting career.
Prepare for the modern world of policing
The Internet, terrorism threats and changing laws require a modern approach to policing. Sheridan’s Police Foundations program gets you ready for it. You’ll learn:
- Canadian law
- Police policy/procedures and legislation
- Police fitness
- Investigation and interviewing skills
- Conflict resolution
- Forensic crime scene analysis
Get a strong foundation in law enforcement
Police services have strict hiring standards. At Sheridan, you’ll take physical fitness and other seminar courses to prepare you for these requirements. You’ll also learn current legislation, and how police promote and maintain safety. If you want to become a police officer or want a security-related career, this program prepares you for the next steps.
Launch your security career
To become a security guard in Ontario, you must be licensed. To get a security license, you must pass a course from a Ministry-approved institution and write an exam. Sheridan is an approved institution. This means you can write the exam after you complete this program without taking any extra courses.
Get work experience
We’ve built strong relationships with police and community organizations, which approach us with volunteer opportunities for our students. This gives you the chance to build your resume and get work experience. You could mentor at-risk youth, provide event security, or join our peer mentoring program. Some students have also participated in internships at the Peel Regional Police and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).
Learn from industry professionals
Our professors have a wealth of policing experience, including:
- Major crime investigations
- Tactical response
- Hostage negotiations
- Senior police management
- By-law enforcement
- Community outreach
The program duration for September start is two academic years. The program duration for January start is 16 months continuous.
Note: Police services have minimum hiring requirements. If you want a career in policing, please check the hiring standards on the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services website before you enter this program.
Sheridan prepares you for career success. When you graduate from the Police Foundations program, you’ll be ready to begin a rewarding career in public safety.
Here are some places you might work:
- Border security
- Municipal, regional or provincial police services in Ontario
- Police departments across Canada
- Private security
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police