Overview

Level up your prior post-secondary education with our Public Safety advanced diploma. Challenge yourself both physically and mentally, and craft the skills you need to work in today’s justice system.

This intensive eight-month certificate program is the first of its kind in Manitoba and is offered in partnership with the Brandon Police Service. Assiniboine is the only post-secondary institution in Manitoba to offer a Public Safety program administered by the department of education and training and authorized by Manitoba Justice. Gain knowledge from instructors who continue to work in industry. 

Learn how to embrace the lifestyle that comes with being in the field of public safety. Stress management, mental health first aid and cross-cultural teachings are integrated so you gain the skills needed to thrive in this high-impact industry. This program will build on your life experience and prior postsecondary credential, giving you an edge upon graduation. 

Tackle problems through group work that helps you develop communication skills, emotional intelligence and critical thinking. Your realistic scenario training will include investigating crime scenes, identifying and seizing evidence, and conducting both interviews and interrogations. Get out of the classroom with morning physical training, scenario training and community volunteer activities.

Graduates may find employment with municipal, regional, provincial or Indigenous police services in Manitoba, or with other police services across Canada. Opportunities also exist with Canada Border Services Agency, Sheriff’s department, corrections, security firms, risk management and loss prevention.
 

Admissions

  • Two-year diploma or university degree
  • Proof of current certification in emergency first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) Level C
  • Current criminal record check
  • Current child abuse registry check
  • Current adult abuse registry check
  • Valid driver’s license abstract
  • Hearing test
  • Vision test
  • Medical release

This is a competitive entry program. A checklist noting further details to the above stated admission requirements is available on our competitive entry webpage. Early application is strongly recommended. 

English is the language of instruction at Assiniboine.  All applicants educated outside of Canada or in a country not on the test exempt list are expected to meet the English language proficiency requirement. See assiniboine.net/elp for more information. 

Many agencies where students are placed for practicum experience require students to disclose convictions for any offenses. In some instances, applicants with a criminal record or listed on the Child Abuse Registry and/or Adult Abuse Registry may not be admitted to the program. If you fall into one of these categories, please contact the School of Health & Human Services prior to applying.


Note: International students interested in this program should inquire with the college's International department at international@assiniboine.net for details on start dates, length, and tuition.

Careers & Connections

Careers

Graduates may find employment with municipal, regional, provincial or Indigenous police services in Manitoba, or with other police services across Canada. Note: Police departments have minimum hiring standards regarding sight, hearing and physical ability. Applicants are encouraged to explore these standards prior to entering this program. Other opportunities exist with Canada Border Services Agency, Sheriff’s department, corrections, security firms, risk management and loss prevention.

Connections

Assiniboine has a number of agreements with other colleges, universities and professional organizations, making it possible for students to apply credit taken at Assiniboine to programs at other institutions. For up-to date information on agreements, visit assiniboine.net/registrar or the program page.

Tools & Supplies

At-Home Computing

Programs at Assiniboine have certain technology requirements. Students require access to computer devices at home and may be required to bring these on campus when instructed.

For this program, you are expected to have access to a computer at home. It should have a webcam, microphone and internet access to enable remote learning for the theory portions of your programs.

AT-HOME COMPUTING INFORMATION

Courses & Costs

To graduate with a Public Safety advanced diploma, students must successfully complete 60 academic credits. The minimum passing grade for each course is indicated on the course outline.

Estimated Program Costs

Tuition, fees and Students’ Association fees total approximately $3,960. Estimated cost for books and supplies is $1,680. All fees are estimated and subject to change without notice.

Estimated Program Costs (International, 2021-22)

International students interested in this program should inquire with the college's International department at international@assiniboine.net for details on start dates, length, and tuition.

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