Police Officers

(NOC 6261)
+17.14%
 

Requirement

To be a police officer, you must have a high school diploma, and may be required to complete a college diploma or university degree in law/security or in social sciences. You must also complete a three- to six-month training program.

You must meet physical strength, agility, fitness, and vision requirements as well as some psychological or other tests.

To be a detective or sergeant, you need experience as a constable and to have completed specialized courses.

With additional training/experience, you may move up the ranks to become a commissioned police officer.

Most recent entrants have a community college diploma, and almost 1 in 4 has an undergraduate university degree.

Degrees Associated with This Career

Certificate
Diploma
Bachelor

Useful Experience/Skills

Community service
Teamwork
Physical fitness

Useful Secondary School Subjects

Sciences
Social Studies
Physical Education
English
Computer-related courses

Algonquin College
Ottawa, 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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University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, CA

Related Program(s):
Police Studies Bachelor
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Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Police Foundations Diploma; Co-op
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Middlesex University
The Burroughs, Hendon, England, GB

Related Program(s):
Criminology (Policing) Bachelor; Honours
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Modified on May 20, 2012