FAQs | Police Studies | Assiniboine Community College
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long does the recruitment process take?

    For inforamtion regarding the recruitment process, please see the Police Studies checklist

  • Can I apply if I have previous convictions?

    Minor convictions may be acceptable, however every application is judged on its own merits .If you have any questions regarding previous convictions, guidance can be sought from the Chair of Public Safety. This applies to both the Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry requirements.

  • What characteristics should an applicant for Police Studies have?

    As a student you must be willing and able to commit to academic study and the rigors of physical training. Like police officers, students must be able to work effectively in a team environment yet able to exercise initiative, give and respond to instructions. If you want to become a police officer, you need to be an effective communicator, able to relate to others and show sympathy and tact as necessary. You must be disciplined, prepared for shift work, honest, mature and socially aware. Police Officers must be able to take control of critical situations, by weighing out the process and deciding on an appropriate course of action? They must be prepared for becoming involved in physical danger that may be life threatening.

  • What is the process for getting accepted into the program?

    Applicants for this program must undergo a selection interview that is based on situational and behavioural experiences. Only top candidates in the interview process are accepted into the program.

  • Do I require any special clothing or equipment?

    Police Studies students require a special uniform with drill shoes, gym/workout clothing and jacket. A complete clothing list will be provided once you are accepted into the program.

  • Do I have to have any immunizations?


  • What other things will I need to have to be successful at this program?

    You will need to be able complete intense physical training for this program, manage the academic requirements and participate in team work activities. This program is tough and challenging, so discipline is essential to ensure that you meet the requirements of program completion.

Fast Facts

Duration/Start 8 months/September

Credential Certificate

Credits 66.00

Optional Exit No

Co-op Work Placement No

Distance Delivery No

International Students No

Study Options
On Campus



Police Studies leads to varied, satisfying career

From traffic investigator to drug recognition expert, Brandon Police Service Constable Alice Potter has done it all since graduating from our Police Studies program in 2009.

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