Police Studies | Assiniboine Community College
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Police Studies

Duration/Start: 8 months/September

Credential: Certificate

Make a difference in people's lives through our challenging Police Studies program that provides the skills you need to become a professional officer.

The Police Studies program is an innovative and intensive eight-month certificate program that is the first of its kind in Manitoba. Assiniboine has successfully developed strong relationships and partnerships with Brandon Police Service, Manitoba Justice, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and Aboriginal Police services to develop the professional program you’re looking for.

This is a competitive entry program. Please make sure to review the complete admission requirements for this program.  


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



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.

Student Spotlight: Eugene Jankowitz

We had the opportunity to sit down with Police Studies student, Eugene Jankowitz, to discuss the program and a little about himself.

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