Police Officers

(NOC 4311)
+30.65%
 

What do Police Officers do?

Police officers protect the public, detect and prevent crime and perform other activities directed at maintaining law and order.

How to become: Police Officers


  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • Completion of a college program or university degree in law and security or in the social sciences is usually required.
  • A three- to six-month police training program is required.
  • Physical agility, strength, fitness and vision requirements must be met, and psychological or other tests are also required.
  • Experience as a constable and the completion of specialized courses are required for detectives and sergeants.
  • Specialized training or certification may be required for certain areas of policing.

Where to study for a career as: Police Officers

Trent University
Peterborough, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Forensics and Arts - Specialization in Law & Policing (B.A.) Bachelor; Honours
Forensics and Sciences - Specialization in Law & Policing (B.Sc.) Bachelor; Honours
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Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice Bachelor; Honours
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Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Police Foundations Diploma
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Police Foundations Diploma
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Canadore College
North Bay, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Community and Justice Services Diploma
Police Foundations Diploma
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Modified on January 26, 2022

How much do Police Officers make?

Low:
$60,008
Average:
$93,995
High:
$119,995

Job openings for Police Officers

Job Seekers:
24,800
Job Openings:
24,700