Police Foundations


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Program description

Conestoga's Police Foundations (PF) program offer a two-year integrated learning experience to help you develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values of a preferred candidate in public sector law enforcement. This program focuses on understanding justice though a lens of social equity and modern policing and has been designed to provide an overall base for a variety of careers in criminal justice and public safety. In this Program, you will be exposed to the many complexities that are facing modern day policing. Through a combination of theory and simulation-based experiences you will experience a person-centered approach to community policing. Police Foundations program will prepare you for the acquisition of knowledge and skills relevant to entry-level positions in public sector law enforcement.



  • Starting with the Fall 2021 intake, applicants who wish to enter Police Foundations must apply directly to level 1 of the 0973 Police Foundations program.

Program details

Code: 0973
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 2 years
Start: September
Campus: Doon (Kitchener)
Credential: Ontario College Diploma

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The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website. For more information, please visit OSAP & aid.

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