Lambton College

Police Foundations

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Program Information

School:Lambton College
Field of Study:Criminal Justice/Police Science

Individuals with an educational aspiration for entry into policing or another related law enforcement agency will find it with the Police Foundations program.

During the first year, a broad theoretical foundation is provided on human relations and an overview of the criminal justice system. The second year focuses on courses specific to law enforcement, investigation, police powers and community policing. Students also achieve certification in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training from the Crisis Prevention Institute, Mental Health First Aid from the Mental Health Commission of Canada and Introduction to Incident Management System (IMS-100) from Emergency Management Ontario. During their studies, students will utilize similar testing instruments from the Constable Selection process such as Police Analytical Thinking Inventory (PATI); Written Communications Testing (WCT); and Physical Readiness Evaluation for Police (PREP). The goal of the Police Foundations program is to provide the student with a well-rounded education that prepares them for a possible career in law enforcement.

URL:Police Foundations at Lambton College
Length:2 Year(s)
Careers:Commissioned Police OfficersPolice Officers

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants are required to have an O.S.S.D. or equivalent with Grade 12 English C or U. Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant assessment for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subject of English. The assessment(s) will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext. 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 5.5]
Application Notes : International applicants are required to have IELTS of 5.5; or passed Lambton Institute of English placement test; or successfully completed two years of secondary and/or post-secondary education in Canada or any English speaking country.
Additional Admission Requirements:
    This program requires a mobile device (laptop or tablet).

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on May 18, 2021