Why choose Police Studies?
Police Studies will appeal to those with a sense of social justice, and an interest in criminology, criminal science, law enforcement and policing. You can expect a comprehensive and focused program that will equip you with the necessary skills and theory to move into a policing position with confidence.
You’ll get exposure to the many aspects of policing, including the study of police powers and procedures. There is additional focus on community policing, physical training, conflict management, interviewing, investigating and youth in trouble with the law.
A career as a police officer is listed as a high demand occupation by Manitoba Labour Market Information. When you graduate, you’ll be on your way to a challenging and rewarding career, entering the primary selection pool for the Brandon Police Service, rural, municipal, and aboriginal police services. Employment can be found with these police services, as well as others across Canada. Additional opportunities exist with security firms, corrections, risk management and loss prevention.
Police departments have minimum hiring standards regarding sight, hearing and physical ability. Students are encouraged to explore these standards prior to entering this program.