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Law Enforcement / Police Foundations

If you can imagine yourself as a law enforcement officer, court officer, customs and immigration officer, security guard or fraud investigator, then this is the program for you.




Program Duration
Full Time: 42 weeks
Practicum Duration
4 weeks
Financial Aid
Various payment options. Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify.


With a diploma in Law Enforcement and Police Foundations, you have the ability to pursue a career in various areas of law enforcement.

*Please note – Program content is as per registration with the Ministry and may vary slightly from campus to campus. Contact us for more information. Employment opportunities and requirements vary by service and employer. Additional training and/or requirements may be required.

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The program is 42 weeks, including a 4-week practicum with on-the-job training, offsite with potential employers. It is a joint initiative between the Police Learning System Advisory Committee and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to establish minimum entrance standards for police services in Ontario. It is designed to prepare you for your testing and application processes in law enforcement, special constable, customs and immigration, security and private investigations, court security or fraud departments.

You will gain combined practical and theoretical knowledge, empowering you to build confidence within various areas of law enforcement work, ensuring you’re ready to perform the extra requirements necessary for each job application The program covers firearms and self-defence training, current laws, investigative techniques, criminal proceedings, conflict resolution techniques, and community policing principles. You also receive the support required to prepare for the standardized police examination.


Beyond our industry-expert instructors, easy-to-use learning materials and real-world training – what sets us apart, is a community of support, sharing your interests and goals for creating a life-changing career path, one that will become like a family as you navigate your way to success.


  • Gain real-time knowledge and best-practices onsite from our industry-expert instructors (police force veterans) and offsite through practicum with leading law enforcement agencies
  • Grow through lectures, hands-on skill building, demonstration and practice
  • Participate in firearms and self-defense training
  • Gain teamwork and leadership skills by participating in group projects
  • Prepare for the Standardized Police Examination and your future job – work alongside your instructors to ensure you’re ready to write the Standardized Police examination as approved by the Police Learning System Advisory Committee and hone your resume building and interviewing skills.


Contact us to talk with one of our Admissions Experts. We’ll walk you through the details of what you’ll need and how to apply, the details of the program curriculum and the next steps to get you on your way to your first, or next, successful career.

Scroll down to see who your industry-expert instructors will be, and the experience they have to share with you.


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I was in the middle of switching careers and choosing the right path was crucial. I [attended a personal interview with Anderson College]. The rest is history. Success is not just about accomplishing something, it is also about being at the right place at the right time, and most importantly, having acquired the right training from selfless … dedicated people. I am proud to be a product of Anderson College.
… I walked into Anderson one way and, just months later, walked out richer – professionally, personally, culturally and with new lifelong peers. I am grateful to Anderson College for being instrumental in my success!

Duane Z.


John P. J. M.


"I have been proud and honored to be part of the law enforcement community and to serve my country; I am just as proud and honored to help prepare a new generation to take on that role."

John is a retired military policeman with 25 years’ police experience, having worked in multiple roles and eventually becoming a Platoon Sergeant-Major and Warrant Officer. Upon retiring, John opened a private investigation business and later became the Security Manager of St
Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton. John has taught at various Ontario colleges, as well as at the Canadian Forces School of Intelligence and Security (now the Canadian Forces Military Police Academy).

John has completed numerous professional training courses with the armed forces and RCMP, as well as courses from Leiden University in The Hague in topics such as Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Operational Preparedness.

Brad M.

“When you join law enforcement, the purpose you serve is no longer your own.”
Brad has over 20 years of law enforcement experience in policing and public health investigations. Throughout his policing career, he worked in uniform patrol, drug/gang investigations, human trafficking, and organized crime enforcement.

Brad achieved the rank of staff sergeant before leaving policing and is now working as a public health inspector.

He loves working with students and mentoring future law enforcement officers. Brad received several chiefs’ awards during his career for criminal investigative excellence and hopes to share his experience with his students.

Carlo C.

"I have always been a teacher at heart. Policing is an exciting field; no two days are the same. I considered it a privilege to help people during my career and hope to instill that same sense of honour in my students.”

Carlo served as a police officer with the Hamilton Police Service (HPS) for over 35 years and was involved in myriad facets of police work, ranging from criminal investigations to public safety. From his designation as a Scenes of Crimes Officer (SOCO) with a specialty in forensic photography and evidence collection, as a qualified breath technician, which included breath testing and preparing Crown briefs and video evidence for trial, to his service as a member of the Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST) unit, in service to those with mental health issues, Carlo’s experience is varied and extensive.

Carlo also provided HPS NICHE database and reporting system training to frontline officers and was a coach officer responsible for newly graduated officers, training them on policies, procedures, legislation, and the application of all duties. Over the course of his career Carlo was responsible for the training of 25 officers in this capacity.

The practical, powerful, perspective, experience and skillset Carlo offers to our Anderson students is invaluable and second to none.

Cory G.

“Facta, Non-Verba. Acts, not words."

Cory graduated from Niagara College with a Law & Security diploma and immediately started working his way up, from frontline employee to branch manager, within Canada’s largest financial institutions. After gaining this experience and following the events of 9/11, Cory was selected to join the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Military Police Branch. When honourably released from the CAF after five years of loyal service, Cory attended Brock University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

With his combined experience and education, Cory has spent the last 10 years teaching various law enforcement programs part-time at the collegiate level, while also running his security company, “Gaffey Law & Securities".

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