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Police Foundations - Part-time

Program Overview

The part-time Police Foundations diploma program, offered exclusively online, enjoys an excellent reputation within the criminal justice community. Our program’s curriculum, developed with the insights and expertise of members of the college’s Police Foundations Advisory Committee, ensures you’ll gain the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in policing. Practical courses allow you to learn about psychology, sociology, criminology, the criminal code, contemporary social and community problems, policing protocols and strategies, investigating and evidence, and conflict management. As well, instruction in fitness and lifestyle management will teach you about the importance of health and wellness in policing.

Your professors, who have real-life work experience in public and private policing, will help you graduate with a range of security, problem-solving and administrative skills, and with a commitment to justice and to your community.

Graduates of the Police Foundations program will be subject to all requirements of the Ontario constable selection process and local police requirements when applying for a position as a police constable in Ontario.

Curriculum

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Compulsory 2022/2023 Academic Year 2023/2024 Academic Year 2024/2025 Academic Year
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PFP 101: Canadian Criminal Justice System
PFP 120: Introduction to Justice Careers
PFP 150: Criminology
PFP 155: Criminal Code
WRIT 100: College Reading and Writing Skills
GNED 101: An Introduction to Arts and Sciences
PFP 103: Diversity and Indigenous Peoples in Canada
PFP 153: Justice Communications and Report Writing
PFP 154: Community Response to Social Issues
PFP 156: Provincial Statutes
PFP 210: Fitness and Lifestyle Management
WRIT 200: Workplace Writing Skills
PFP 104: Youth in Conflict with the Law
PFP 200: Criminal and Civil Law
PFP 204: Community Policing
PFP 207: Police Powers
PFP 211: Interviewing and Investigations
PFP 213: Mental Health and Addictions
PFP 215: Canadian Border Security
PFP 251: Evidence and Criminal Trial Procedure
PFP 252: Police Oversight
PFP 253: Investigation and Evidence
PFP 254: Conflict Management
PFP 256: Equity, Accountability and Ethics in Policing
PFP 410: Fitness for Policing and Lifestyle Management
Take 2 of the following electives 2022/2023 Academic Year 2023/2024 Academic Year 2024/2025 Academic Year
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ANTH 202: Physical Anthropology
ANTH 205: Cultural Anthropology
ARTS 138: Understanding Movies: An Introduction to Film Studies
ARTS 229: Musical Pioneers
ARTS 246: Art and Artists: Money, Madness and Masterpieces
CULT 120: Indigenous Perspectives on Music, Film and Media
CULT 206: Canadian Society and Culture
CULT 211: Conspiracy Theories and Critical Thinking
CULT 220: News: Constructed and Consumed
CULT 228: Popular Culture: Shaping How We Live
CULT 229: Understanding Diversity: The World in Canada
CULT 239: Digital Culture
CULT 242: Culture, Technology and Identity
CULT 243: Crossing Borders: Migration and Culture
CULT 245: The Body: Beauty, Sex and Consumerism
CULT 248: Women and Popular Culture
ECON 150: Real Life Economics
ECON 204: People, Money and Markets
ECON 206: The History of Money
ENGL 239: Dark Days Ahead
GEOG 212: Political Geography
HIST 217: History of War
HIST 240: Law and Society
HUMA 137: Art Matters: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Art
HUMA 226: The Arts and the 21st Century Imagination: Longing for Paradise
HUMA 230: Women and Religious Traditions
HUMA 235: World Religions: Western and Eastern Traditions
HUMA 240: Rethinking Animals
HUMA 242: Vampires in Film and Literature
HUMA 245: The Islamic World: An Introduction
HUMA 250: God, Science and Religion
HUMA 255: Death and the Afterlife: Global Perspectives
HUMA 260: The World of Myths and Legends
IKN 100: Original People: Culture, Knowledge and Worldview
IKN 101: Indigenous Cultural Values: Behaviour and Identity
IKN 200: Indigenous Family and Community
IKN 201: Encounter, Change, Resistance and Renewal
MILE 210: Italy: Art and Architecture
MILE 215: Great Cities: USA
MILE 220: Vietnam Study Abroad: Hanoi & Ho Chi Min City
PHIL 120: Philosophy: A History of Ideas
PHIL 150: The Love of Wisdom: An Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 217: Ethical Issues
PHIL 222: Justice: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law
PHIL 225: Philosophy of Love and Sex
PHIL 226: World Philosophy
PHIL 227: Business Ethics
PHIL 228: Success: Philosophical Perspectives
PHIL 229: Violence, Order and Justice: An Introduction to Political Philosophy
PHIL 230: Environmental Ethics
PHIL 235: Technology, Values, and Science
PHIL 250: Science Fiction and Philosophy
POLS 150: Introduction to Politics
POLS 206: Morality, Democracy and Politics
POLS 219: Globalization
POLS 220: Politics in an Apocalyptic World: Zombies, Aliens, and Killer Viruses
POLS 223: War and Terrorism
POLS 224: Justice, Equality and Rights
POLS 225: Environmental Policy and Economics
PSYC 110: Groups, Teams and Their Dynamics
PSYC 150: Psychology: Introduction
PSYC 210: Psychology: Developmental
PSYC 224: Psychology: Social
PSYC 230: Psychology: Abnormal
PSYC 245: Personality and its Assessment: Who am I? (And how do I know?)
SCIE 150: The Science of Everything
SCIE 209: Water: A Life or Death Issue
SCIE 213: Astronomy: The Evolving Universe
SCIE 216: Origins of Life
SCIE 218: Science Behind the Headlines
SCIE 219: Dangerous Earth
SCIE 221: The Environment
SCIE 222: Big History: A Biography of the Universe
SCIE 223: Astrobiology: Life in the Universe
SCIE 224: Discovering Dinosaurs
SCIE 250: The Science of Superheroes
SOCE 006: Canadian Society and Culture
SOCI 150: Sociology: Introduction
SOCI 207: Social Entrepreneurship: Profit, People and the Planet
SOCI 211: Sociology of the Everyday Life
SOCI 218: Population and Social Change
SOCI 219: Sport and Society
SOCI 226: Health and Society
SOCI 227: Environmental Citizenship
SOCI 232: Gender, Power and Society
SOCI 233: Sociology of Cultural Difference
SOCI 234: Society and Conflict
SOCI 236: Issues in Crime
SOCI 237: The Sociology of Fashion
SOCI 238: Sociology of Food
SOCI 239: Citizenship, Immigration and Democracy
SOCI 240: Sociology of the Family
SOCI 246: Sociology of Emotions
SOCI 247: Leadership
SOCI 249: Imagining the City
SOCI 257: Canada Today
SOCI 277: Sexual Diversity: Contemporary Social Issues

Compulsory Courses

PFP 101 Canadian Criminal Justice System
 
PFP 120 Introduction to Justice Careers
 
PFP 150 Criminology
 
PFP 155 Criminal Code
 
WRIT 100 College Reading and Writing Skills
 
GNED General Elective
 
GNED 101 An Introduction to Arts and Sciences
 
PFP 103 Diversity and Indigenous Peoples in Canada
 
PFP 153 Justice Communications and Report Writing
 
PFP 154 Community Response to Social Issues
 
PFP 156 Provincial Statutes
 
PFP 210 Fitness and Lifestyle Management
 
WRIT 200 Workplace Writing Skills
 
PFP 104 Youth in Conflict with the Law
 
PFP 200 Criminal and Civil Law
 
PFP 204 Community Policing
 
PFP 207 Police Powers
 
PFP 211 Interviewing and Investigations
 
PFP 213 Mental Health and Addictions
 
PFP 215 Canadian Border Security
 
PFP 251 Evidence and Criminal Trial Procedure
 
PFP 252 Police Oversight
 
PFP 253 Investigation and Evidence
 
PFP 254 Conflict Management
 
PFP 256 Equity, Accountability and Ethics in Policing
 
PFP 410 Fitness for Policing and Lifestyle Management
 
GNED General Elective
 

2 of the following electives

ANTH 202 Physical Anthropology
 
ANTH 205 Cultural Anthropology
 
ARTS 138 Understanding Movies: An Introduction to Film Studies
 
ARTS 229 Musical Pioneers
 
ARTS 246 Art and Artists: Money, Madness and Masterpieces
 
CULT 120 Indigenous Perspectives on Music, Film and Media
 
CULT 206 Canadian Society and Culture
 
CULT 211 Conspiracy Theories and Critical Thinking
 
CULT 220 News: Constructed and Consumed
 
CULT 228 Popular Culture: Shaping How We Live
 
CULT 229 Understanding Diversity: The World in Canada
 
CULT 239 Digital Culture
 
CULT 242 Culture, Technology and Identity
 
CULT 243 Crossing Borders: Migration and Culture
 
CULT 245 The Body: Beauty, Sex and Consumerism
 
CULT 248 Women and Popular Culture
 
ECON 150 Real Life Economics
 
ECON 204 People, Money and Markets
 
ECON 206 The History of Money
 
ENGL 239 Dark Days Ahead
 
GEOG 212 Political Geography
 
HIST 217 History of War
 
HIST 240 Law and Society
 
HUMA 137 Art Matters: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Art
 
HUMA 226 The Arts and the 21st Century Imagination: Longing for Paradise
 
HUMA 230 Women and Religious Traditions
 
HUMA 235 World Religions: Western and Eastern Traditions
 
HUMA 240 Rethinking Animals
 
HUMA 242 Vampires in Film and Literature
 
HUMA 245 The Islamic World: An Introduction
 
HUMA 250 God, Science and Religion
 
HUMA 255 Death and the Afterlife: Global Perspectives
 
HUMA 260 The World of Myths and Legends
 
IKN 100 Original People: Culture, Knowledge and Worldview
 
IKN 101 Indigenous Cultural Values: Behaviour and Identity
 
IKN 200 Indigenous Family and Community
 
IKN 201 Encounter, Change, Resistance and Renewal
 
MILE 210 Italy: Art and Architecture
 
MILE 215 Great Cities: USA
 
MILE 220 Vietnam Study Abroad: Hanoi & Ho Chi Min City
 
PHIL 120 Philosophy: A History of Ideas
 
PHIL 150 The Love of Wisdom: An Introduction to Philosophy
 
PHIL 217 Ethical Issues
 
PHIL 222 Justice: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law
 
PHIL 225 Philosophy of Love and Sex
 
PHIL 226 World Philosophy
 
PHIL 227 Business Ethics
 
PHIL 228 Success: Philosophical Perspectives
 
PHIL 229 Violence, Order and Justice: An Introduction to Political Philosophy
 
PHIL 230 Environmental Ethics
 
PHIL 235 Technology, Values, and Science
 
PHIL 250 Science Fiction and Philosophy
 
POLS 150 Introduction to Politics
 
POLS 206 Morality, Democracy and Politics
 
POLS 219 Globalization
 
POLS 220 Politics in an Apocalyptic World: Zombies, Aliens, and Killer Viruses
 
POLS 223 War and Terrorism
 
POLS 224 Justice, Equality and Rights
 
POLS 225 Environmental Policy and Economics
 
PSYC 110 Groups, Teams and Their Dynamics
 
PSYC 150 Psychology: Introduction
 
PSYC 210 Psychology: Developmental
 
PSYC 224 Psychology: Social
 
PSYC 230 Psychology: Abnormal
 
PSYC 245 Personality and its Assessment: Who am I? (And how do I know?)
 
SCIE 150 The Science of Everything
 
SCIE 209 Water: A Life or Death Issue
 
SCIE 213 Astronomy: The Evolving Universe
 
SCIE 216 Origins of Life
 
SCIE 218 Science Behind the Headlines
 
SCIE 219 Dangerous Earth
 
SCIE 221 The Environment
 
SCIE 222 Big History: A Biography of the Universe
 
SCIE 223 Astrobiology: Life in the Universe
 
SCIE 224 Discovering Dinosaurs
 
SCIE 250 The Science of Superheroes
 
SOCE 006 Canadian Society and Culture
 
SOCI 150 Sociology: Introduction
 
SOCI 207 Social Entrepreneurship: Profit, People and the Planet
 
SOCI 211 Sociology of the Everyday Life
 
SOCI 218 Population and Social Change
 
SOCI 219 Sport and Society
 
SOCI 226 Health and Society
 
SOCI 227 Environmental Citizenship
 
SOCI 232 Gender, Power and Society
 
SOCI 233 Sociology of Cultural Difference
 
SOCI 234 Society and Conflict
 
SOCI 236 Issues in Crime
 
SOCI 237 The Sociology of Fashion
 
SOCI 238 Sociology of Food
 
SOCI 239 Citizenship, Immigration and Democracy
 
SOCI 240 Sociology of the Family
 
SOCI 246 Sociology of Emotions
 
SOCI 247 Leadership
 
SOCI 249 Imagining the City
 
SOCI 257 Canada Today
 
SOCI 277 Sexual Diversity: Contemporary Social Issues
 

Instructor Profile

Donovan Locke smiling wearing a suit

Donovan Locke

My educational background has encompassed Humber College’s education. As a proud alumnus of Humber College, I am teaching with the certificate program to enhance the students learning experience. The learning experience is enhanced from my educational background, experienced instructional techniques and my work experience. My educational background consists of a Diploma in Police Foundations from Humber College and a BAA Justice Studies at University of Guelph. Additionally, I am completing an MBA, with a specialty in Innovation Leadership at University of Fredericton.

I am in my 25th year of policing. I 've been fortunate throughout my career to experience numerous opportunities. I began my policing career with the Niagara Regional Police Service in 1995, and later joined the Toronto Police Service in the year 2000. Over my years of public service, I have been assigned to Uniform Patrol, Community Response, Intelligence Services, Community Mobilization, The Integrated Gun and Gang Task Force, Public Safety Response Team, and currently, 2nd in Command at 32 Division, in the City of Toronto, overseeing front-line policing.

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