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Protection, Security and Investigation: Crime Scene Investigation

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Program Code: 2420A Credential: Diploma Program Length: 2 semesters
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Program Overview

Humber’s Protection, Security and Investigation: Crime Scene Investigation diploma program is an ideal way for graduates of policing and security-related diplomas and degrees to develop leading-edge forensic knowledge and skills that are highly valued in public and private policing.

Our unique hands-on approach provides expert instruction utilizing the most modern criminal forensic technology within a specialized curriculum that includes:

  • fingerprint classification and development
  • DNA and blood profiling
  • crime scene management and analysis
  • detecting deception
  • handwriting analysis
  • criminal profiling
  • court preparation and testimony.

Our industry partners work with us to ensure all course content is current, relevant and practical.

Your training takes place in a state-of-the-art crime scene studio and forensic lab located at the Humber Centre for Justice Leadership. This innovative facility features a simulation lab for processing forensic evidence from staged crime scenes including taking photos, collecting and protecting evidence, and sketching and measuring the scene. The Centre for Justice Leadership also features four interviewing labs for practising interrogation techniques.

Note: Optional information sessions may be held throughout the year for applicants who wish to learn more about this program.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Manage a crime scene, taking into account the complexities of time, atmospheric conditions, continuity, personnel, financial, legal, and other constraints.
  • Work in compliance with established standards and relevant legislation in the protection, security and investigation fields.
  • Advise investigators and other police personnel on the various forensic techniques that can be legally applied to assist or complement an investigation.
  • Make decisions in a timely, effective and legally defensible manner to uphold protection and security.
  • Practice safe working methods and procedures, particularly when dealing with dangerous goods and dangerous situations.
  • Carry out delegated duties and responsibilities in compliance with organizational policies and procedures.
  • Collect and package evidence from crime or crash scenes, vehicles, persons, or other objects using accepted techniques and standards as to satisfy legal and forensic laboratory requirements.
  • Act equitably and justly with diverse populations*.
  • Document investigative methods and results in order to be able to testify as required.
  • Work effectively as a member of a protection and security team.
  • Prepare scale diagrams of indoor and outdoor venues in a variety of media as required for court, evidentiary, and investigation purposes.
  • Prevent and resolve crisis*, conflict* and emergency* situations by applying effective techniques.
  • Collect and interpret information from various sources in such a manner as to prepare an information item to obtain Criminal Code, Provincial Offences Act, or DNA search warrants.
  • Conduct and/or contribute to investigations by collecting, preserving and presenting admissible evidence*.
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of all personnel involved in the processing of a crime scene, including first officer response, scientific examination support personnel, investigative personnel, and other personnel or agencies as required.
  • Monitor, evaluate and accurately document behaviours, situations and events.
  • Digitally photograph a crime or crash scene under various conditions in order to provide an accurate visual record as required for police agency investigation purposes and for use in criminal, provincial, or civil court.
  • Develop and implement ongoing effective strategies for personal and professional development.
  • Identify various outside logistical support agencies or personnel that can complement or assist investigators in the management of a crime scene and the collection of evidence.
  • Recognize situations and conditions where evidence can be lawfully photographed, documented, and collected without a search warrant or other legal authorization.


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Take a Tour of Our Sim Labs

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Student dusting bottle for fingerprints

Student using the driving simulator

Students in the Therapeutic Play Lab


Industry Partnerships

The Protection, Security & Investigation program has a close working relationship with many private and public security organizations in the security field. Some of these agencies include:

  • Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)
  • Toronto Police Service
  • York Regional Police
  • Canadian Security Intelligence Service
  • Go Transit, Correctional Service of Canada
  • Toronto West Detention Centre

360° Crime Scene Lab

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Your Career

As a graduate of our program, you can:

  • take your law enforcement career to the next level
  • develop specialized skills that can vault your career in criminal justice forward in crime scene investigation (CSI)
  • learn about criminal behaviour and how to effectively manage crime scenes and analyze evidence
  • position yourself to pursue employment on municipal, provincial and national police services in Canada, as well as with private policing agencies
  • take advantage of professional networking opportunities through Humber’s connections with police services agencies in the Greater Toronto Area and southern Ontario that have strong reputations for training crime scene investigators.

Program Availability

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Protection, Security & Investigation Program Video

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Watch the video to learn more about the Protection, Security and Investigation: Crime Scene Investigation diploma program.


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Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • A Police Foundations; Law and Security Administration; Protection, Security and Investigation; or Paralegal diploma from an accredited institution or a university degree in a related field.

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

    For further information, see Admission Requirements.

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

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Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Fees

The 2017-2018 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: TBD
  • international: TBD

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Additional Costs

Additional Costs

Approximately $300 – $500 per semester for textbooks and supplies.

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Michael Gamble
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3377
michael.gamble@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

Apply through Ontario Colleges

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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