Tags: Issue 4, June 2021
"When I first started my Police Foundations Program (PFP) at Humber in 2016, I didn’t realize how much it would impact my life. The courses were well put together and informative, but the best part was being around like-minded and passionate students and staff. I also took advantage of the many volunteer opportunities available through Humber to help me gain experience.
I was lucky enough to become a Platoon Leader with the 22 Division Toronto Police Rover Crew, which is one of the largest volunteering organizations the program has to offer. I was also fortunate enough to be the recipient of the Keith Howe Memorial Award where my academic success and commitment to volunteering were recognized.
After I completed the PFP, I returned to Humber for the Criminal Justice Degree bridge program. Since completing it in 2020, I have been working in security and improving myself by gaining more experience, being physically fit and remaining open to learn. By doing this, I am hoping to become a more competitive applicant to Police Services.
For anyone considering if the Police Foundations Program is right for them, consider the fact that the more effort you put in, the more you will get back from it. The PFP at Humber is more than just passing the final exams and receiving a diploma. Going the extra mile and networking with the fantastic professors, getting involved in extracurricular activities and striving to be the best version of yourself is how you will get the full Humber PFP experience. I am happy that I made the decision to take PFP and hope others can have similar experiences."
– Chris Bianchi, PFP