Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for this program include:
  • Ontario College Diploma (or equivalent) in Police Foundations or Protection, Security and Investigation (Law and Security Administration) or
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology, Law and Justice, Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice and Public Policy, Criminology and Justice or Sociology and Legal Studies or
    • an acceptable combination of related work experience and postsecondary education (as determined by the College) or
  • Proof of English proficiency

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Selection and Ranking

Testing or other supplemental evaluation may be required.

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Criminal Reference Check (CRC):
  • The purpose of the Advanced Law Enforcement and Investigations (ALEI) program at Niagara College is to prepare students for a career in law enforcement. All in-class, simulated and field practicum learning environments including Ride-Along and other field placement opportunities within the program, reflect the standards of the participating police services (field placement agencies) and require that applicants to the ALEI program undergo a screening process similar to that utilized by the law enforcement community.
  • Many employers including police agencies have instituted a CRC with vulnerable sector screening as a requirement for appropriate field placements. The CRC will be required at the beginning of the program.
  • All costs associated with the CRC are the responsibility of the student.
  • Field placement agencies will also conduct criminal record and background checks on participants intending to participate in Ride- Along or Volunteer field placement positions.
  • Students who have engaged in any unlawful conduct, whether they have been convicted or not, or who have had any contact with a law enforcement agency including but not limited to; contact related to driving history, illicit drug use, criminal convictions, criminal associations or other personal behaviours deemed by the law enforcement agency to be inappropriate, may be prevented from participating in Ride-Along and other field placement opportunities.
  • A field placement agency reserves the right to deny an applicant access to field placement and also reserves the right to not disclose the reason(s) for such a denial.
  • Ride-Along field placements and other field placements are mandatory for the completion of the ALEI program. The inability to qualify for Ride-Along or other field placements will prevent graduation from the program.
  • Applicants with questions about the impact that their past driving history, illicit drug use, criminal convictions, criminal associations and or other personal behaviours may have on their ability to be considered for this program, are strongly encouraged to contact the Advanced Law Enforcement and Investigations Program Coordinator prior to application.
Physical Fitness:

It is expected that students entering the program have attained a level of physical fitness that enables them to complete the Pursuit/Restraint Circuit in a time not exceeding 2 minutes and 42 seconds and the Aerobic Shuttle Run with a score of not less than 6.5. Information regarding the Physical Readiness Evaluation for Police (PREP) is available in . Medical requirements for candidates of the Constable Selection System are available .