Police Officers

(NOC 4311)

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):
Forensic Science - Specialization in Law & Policing (B.Sc.F.S.) Bachelor
Forensics and Arts - Specialization in Law & Policing (B.A.) Bachelor; Honours
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Durham College
Oshawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Police Foundations (Fast-Track) Diploma; University Transfer
Police Foundations Diploma; University Transfer
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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
Police Foundations Diploma; Online
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Police Foundations Diploma
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Modified on January 26, 2022

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