Start your career in policing related and criminal services work.
About The Program
The Police Foundation diploma program provides the opportunity for students to pursue a 4-week field placement for hands-on experience.
The Police Foundations program will qualify grads to pursue positions within various Police Services, By-Law Enforcement, Campus Police, Insurance Investigation and Court Services.
Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads
- Kent Building Supplies
- Corrections Canada
- Casino NB
*Employment Rate based on 2018 contactable Eastern graduates employed in a related field.
NOC Code: 6541 - **Wage data is for employees in all ranges of experience in the field, rounded down to the nearest dollar, and based on New Brunswick data. Local (or regional) income may vary.
Do you want to pursue a career in policing? Did you know that the policing community will experience the largest recruitment effort over the next few years because of retirement trends and an increase in the number of positions to be filled? If you want to become part of the legal field, then the Police Foundations program will help you launch your new career in the industry.
Students will take a diverse set of courses to prepare for the policing related work. You will learn how to interview and interrogate, understand courtroom procedures and testimonies, recognize police powers and authority, and implement fitness into your daily lifestyle. Combine practical, theoretical and substantive knowledge in a way that is relevant to police-related work settings.
Students enrolled in the program receive:
- Firearms safety training;
- PR/First Aid training;
- Instructors with police experience.
Course Listings: New Brunswick
Canadian Charter and Criminal Code
Crisis Intervention and Conflict Management
Criminal Investigations, Forensics, and Evidence
Communications and Interpersonal Skills
Criminal Justice in Canada
Career Planning & Preparation - Level I
Career Planning & Preparation - Level II
Courtroom Procedures and Testimony
Criminology for Police Foundations
Fitness and Lifestyle Management
Field Placement - Police Foundations
Interviewing and Interrogation Skills
Introduction to Policing & Canadian Government and Politics
Officer Safety and Protecting the Public
Private Security Patrol Procedures
Police Powers and Authority
Professionalism and Ethics
Provincial Statutes/ Offences
Psychology and Mental Health
Software Lab - Computer Fundamentals
Software Lab - Word Processing
Software Lab - Spreadsheets
Sociology for Police Foundations
Student Success Strategies
Traffic Management and Accident Investigation
Youth and the Criminal Justice System
- High school graduation or equivalent. For those without high school completion, please refer to the Program Overview at the top of this page or speak to your Education Consultant.
- Clear code of conduct.
- Two letters of reference attesting to the applicant’s moral character, integrity and trustworthiness.
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