About this Program

Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma
Campus:Welland Campus
Length:2 Years
Code:0200

Program Highlights

  • Reality-based curriculum emphasizes applied learning and frontline policing/investigative skills
  • Faculty includes former police officers with extensive investigative experience
  • Recruitment opportunities available
  • Protection, Security and Investigation or Police Foundations training are mandatory requirements for hiring into Canadian Forces Military Police
  • Opportunity to obtain a diploma in Protection, Security and Investigation (Customs Border Services or Private Security) in just eight additional months (based on available space and admission requirements)
  • Volunteer opportunities with Municipal Police Services and local service agencies
  • Access to the Justice Studies Simulation Centre
  • Students who successfully complete the first year of the program and the First Aid course are eligible to write the Ontario Security Guard licensing exam

Career Opportunities

  • Public police agencies
  • Municipal, Provincial and Federal law enforcement agencies
  • Military police
  • Private investigation
  • Private security

I recommend Niagara College’s Police Foundations program to any student who has policing as a career goal. The program is one of the finest in the province of Ontario with an extremely impressive staff of qualified instructors many who possess years of policing experience. Niagara College and the Police Foundations program have a unique partnership with the Niagara Regional Police Service. […] It is a wonderful learning environment of mutual support.

Donna Moody, Police Foundations graduate and retired Deputy Chief, Niagara Regional Police Service

Start Dates

Ontario College Diploma
#0200 - 2 Years Welland
Starting In Availability
September 2017Closed
January 2018Open
May 2018Not Available
September 2018Open
January 2019Open
May 2019Not Available

Future Study Options

We are proud to provide a range of future study options for NC students. More details on specific opportunities and partnerships can be found at niagaracollege.ca/transfercredit.