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Police Foundations (Accelerated)-2014/2015


Police Foundations (Accelerated) Courses

Level 1Credits
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
PFLP-1004Criminal Code 3.00
PSYC-1001Introduction to Psychology 3.00
SOCI-1001Sociology & Canadian Society 3.00
PFLP-1003Fitness & Lifestyle Management 1 2.00
PSYC-1002Interpersonal & Group Dynamics 3.00
PFLP-1002Canadian Criminal Justice System 3.00
SOCI-1004Contemporary Social Problems 3.00
WRIT-1044Reason & Writ 1 for Human Services 3.00
PFLP-1019Law Enforcement Ethics & Leadership 2.00
PFLP-3002Police Powers I 3.00

Level 2Credits
Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
PFLP-1006Fitness & Lifestyle Management 2 2.00
PFLP-3001Criminal & Civil Law 3.00
COMM-3048Communication for Police, Law & Security 3.00
PFLP-3018Federal Statutes 3.00
CRIM-1001Criminology 3.00
SOCI-1036Issues in Diversity 3.00
PSYC-3001Abnormal Psychology 3.00
PFLP-3012Conflict Management 3.00
PFLP-1001Career Opportunities 2.00

Level 3Credits
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
PFLP-3003Interviewing & Investigation 3.00
PFLP-3004Youth in Conflict With the Law 3.00
PFLP-3005Fitness & Lifestyle Management 3 1.00
PFLP-3013Fitness & Lifestyle Management 4 1.00
PFLP-3019Evidence 3.00
PFLP-3007Traffic Management 3.00
PFLP-3008Provincial Offences 3.00
PFLP-3010Police Powers II 3.00
PFLP-3021Community Policing 3.00
PFLP-3020Public Safety in the Community 3.00
PFLP-3022Police Culminating Skills Assessment 3.00

Gen Ed - Electives
Take 3 General Education Credits -
Normally taken in Level 2

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 22 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program



COMM-3048 -  Communication for Police, Law & Security
Students in this course have the opportunity to develop their written, verbal, and nonverbal communication skills, focusing on the demanding requirements of law enforcement and security-related professions. Professional-quality writing skills are refined through course activities including the planning, writing, and editing of business documents such as memos and letters, employment-related documents such as cover letters and resumes, and police reports leading to a Crown Brief. Students will also apply professional standards of collaboration and research to prepare and deliver a persuasive presentation on a law-enforcement topic. Weekly computer lab activities support the development of these skills.

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CRIM-1001 -  Criminology
This course provides an examination of the theoretical explanations of criminal social-psychological behaviour. Criminological theory is related to various types of criminal activity in Canada, and is examined through crime statistics, correlates of criminal behaviour and applied uses of social science in forensic applications. The impact of theory on the development and effectiveness of the justice system is discussed with an emphasis on future interventions, trends, and social policy initiatives.

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PFLP-1001 -  Career Opportunities
This course introduces students to potential career choices available to them upon graduation. Students will be provided with information in relation to hiring practices related to those professions as well as identifying the skills necessary to obtain employment in policing, corrections, private security and other criminal justice related fields. The course includes career related employment testing preparation, vocational skills assessment, and interview skills development. Guest speakers from the law enforcement/private security communities provide insight into their respective professions.

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PFLP-1002 -  Canadian Criminal Justice System
Police, courts, and corrections, are the trinity that constitute the Canadian criminal justice system. This course will enable the student to understand the history, roles, and organization of the major criminal justice agencies in Canada as well as the process by which laws are made and enforced at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels.

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PFLP-1003 -  Fitness & Lifestyle Management 1
Law enforcement agencies recognize that fitness, health and wellness are essential to job performance and the enhanced quality of life as a professional in this field. This course introduces students to the concepts of fitness, professionalism, wellness, and appropriate strategies for developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Students will participate in one hour of fitness training in the gymnasium and an additional hour of classroom lecture per week. Students will be exposed to current occupational fitness tests with a focus on the Physical Readiness Evaluation for Policing (PREP).

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PFLP-1004 -  Criminal Code
In this course students will analyse specific elements of selected criminal code offences. These include offences against the person, against property and against public order. Students will use the Criminal Code to research offences and apply case law.

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PFLP-1006 -  Fitness & Lifestyle Management 2
Law enforcement agencies recognize that fitness, health and wellness are essential to performance and the enhanced quality of life as a professional in this field. This course continues to build upon the fitness and wellness concepts learned in Fitness and Lifestyle Management I and provides practical strategies for developing a healthy lifestyle. Students, through lectures, practical experience and self-evaluation will address physical fitness, stress management, suicide, cardiovascular disease, shift work, nutrition, substance abuse, back health and infectious and non-infectious diseases. Students will participate in current occupational fitness tests.

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PFLP-1019 -  Law Enforcement Ethics & Leadership
In this course, students will examine issuessurrounding ethical decision-making in policingand law enforcement through scenario basedlearning and the review of cases involving policeand correctional/security misconduct. Studentswill be exposed to critical judgment exercisesand sound ethical decision-making protocols.Students will also learn principles of leadershipand followership, and will explore theimplications of law enforcement personnel beingheld to a higher standard as public role models.

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PFLP-3001 -  Criminal & Civil Law
This course examines the legislative and judicial basis of our criminal and civil law with detailed discussion of a variety of both civil and criminal law issues and topics. The course is lecture based with no prescribed text book. Consequently, the student will be required to develop note taking, legal research, organizational and analytical skills to identify, interpret and address legal issues from the viewpoint of both citizen and law enforcement officer. The student will interact with others in a study group and learn to contribute to and establish effective working relationships to achieve goals which are both personal and common to all group members.

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PFLP-3002 -  Police Powers I
This course will examine pertinent sections of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and their impact on the Canadian Criminal Procedure. Police powers of arrest, release, search and seizure, police discretion and its implications will also be discussed. This course will enable the student to become familiar with police terminology and apply the procedures required to arrest and release.

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PFLP-3003 -  Interviewing & Investigation
This course focuses on interviewing and investigation skills. Students develop the interviewing skills necessary to retrieve information from victims, witnesses and suspects. They also learn the basic steps of investigation including the practical development of note taking and observation skills.

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PFLP-3004 -  Youth in Conflict With the Law
This course will enable the student to understand the differential treatment of young persons who commit offences in Canada and to apply various legislation affecting young persons; in particular, the principles and processes of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, as it applies to law enforcement.

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PFLP-3005 -  Fitness & Lifestyle Management 3
This course will reinforce the skills and knowledge gained in PFLP-1003 and PFLP-1006. Through continued practical application and physical preparation students will strive to achieve the hiring requirements for careers in law enforcement. Students will continue to learn the importance of professionalism, fitness, health and wellness as they pertain to law enforcement personnel.

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PFLP-3007 -  Traffic Management
Students will learn definitions to interpret and apply traffic laws, including police authorities. Students will develop the knowledge, skills and ability to apply federal and provincial operating offences to real life scenarios. Students will become proficient in employing strategies and procedures for managing accident scenes and motor vehicle stops.

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PFLP-3008 -  Provincial Offences
In this course, students will examine specific provincial statutes including; Provincial Offences Act, Mental Health Act, Residential Tenancies Act, Trespass to Property Act, Liquor Licence Act, Coroners Act, Blind Persons' Rights Act and Safe Streets Act. Common offences, enforcement, arrest, search and seizure authorities and the involvement of non-police agencies will be discussed.

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PFLP-3010 -  Police Powers II
This course provides an in-depth examination of the provisions of the Ontario Police Services Act as they relate to issues of police governance and public accountability, including matters of the public complaint procedure and police discipline options. In addition, use of force theory, law and associated criminal liability issues are discussed in detail.

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PFLP-3012 -  Conflict Management
In this course, students will critically examine conflict management theory and issues in law enforcement. Students will understand and develop required skills for crisis intervention related to mental illness, suicide, family violence and other forms of abuse. Problem solving skills, communication techniques and crisis intervention strategies will be discussed with an emphasis on personal and public safety. Recognition of behaviour patterns which may lead to violent encounters and appropriate responses to victims of crime will also be taught. Techniques for managing civil disobedience related to social justice and political conflicts will be introduced to support concepts of mediation and negotiation. An analysis of geo-political events such as; war, terrorism and religion will be studied to explore the local impact on community and police.

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PFLP-3013 -  Fitness & Lifestyle Management 4
This course will reinforce the skills and knowledge gained in Fitness and Lifestyle Management 1, 2 and 3. Through continued practical application and physical preparation, students will strive to achieve the physical standard hiring requirements for careers in policing and law enforcement. Students will continue to learn the importance of fitness, health and wellness as they pertain to law enforcement professionals.

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PFLP-3018 -  Federal Statutes
Students will interpret elements of offencesrelated to weapons and the Firearms Act,controlled drugs and substances and theControlled Drugs and Substances Act. Provisionsof other Federal Statutes and their relationshipwith the Criminal Code will also be examined.

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PFLP-3019 -  Evidence
In this course students will examine therequirements of a continuing investigation. Theywill learn the rules of evidence and develop theability to apply said rules in the collection andpresentation of evidence in a court of law.Forensic requirements, statute law and otherrelated issues will be emphasized. Uponsuccessful.

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PFLP-3020 -  Public Safety in the Community
This course is designed to provide the studentwith an overview of and insight into thepolitical, social, and front-line application ofthe five pillars of Public Safety in Canada:Emergency Management, National Security, CrimePrevention, Law Enforcement, and Corrections. Thetopics of public management, bureaucracy,changing demographics, strategic planning,hazard, risk, vulnerability, CPTED andsituational crime prevention, terrorism,protecting the built environment, designing safecommunities and neighbourhoods, and creating safeand secure environments for schools and collegeswill also be addressed.

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PFLP-3021 -  Community Policing
This course will introduce students to theory andmodels of community policing. Problem solvingmodels and alternative dispute resolutionstrategies will be examined. Communitydevelopment and community involvement in disputeresolution will be discussed, including publicrelations and community mobilization. Studentswill learn the principles and analysis of GIScrime mapping. Other areas of focus will includevictim services and cyber trends. Students willbe required to assess a community problem and todevelop, implement and evaluate results toresolve a community problem.

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PFLP-3022 -  Police Culminating Skills Assessment
Through practical application, students willreliably demonstrate the knowledge, skills andabilities acquired over the duration of thePolice Foundations program. In partnership with alocal police service, and using the communitypolicing model, students will identify and solvea community program. Through practical exercisesincluding scenarios and role-plays, students willdemonstrate their learning through theapplication of course content to commonlyexperienced occurrences, conductinginvestigations from call to court.

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PSYC-1001 -  Introduction to Psychology
This introductory course in psychology provides students the opportunity to review some of the major theories and research findings from various branches of psychology. Special attention will be given to implications and applications that are specific to issues in policing, law and security. The following topics will be covered: brain and behaviour, sensation and perception, learning, memory, sleep, drugs, stress, social relations, personality, and psychological disorders.

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PSYC-1002 -  Interpersonal & Group Dynamics
This is an introductory level course in which students learn to apply knowledge and theory about interpersonal relations and group dynamics while working in a team. Students engage in cooperative work in multidisciplinary integrated enforcement groups to achieve established goals.

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PSYC-3001 -  Abnormal Psychology
Abnormal (Forensic) Psychology examines the practical applications for Law Enforcement, response and risk factors strategies. The signs and symptoms of Anxiety Disorders, Behavior and Emotional Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence, Mood Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Suicide, Personality Disorders, Oppositional Defiant and Conduct Disorders, Elements of Victimization (Rape Trauma Syndrome), Disaster Trauma, Vicarious Victimization, Secondary Wounding, Victim Thinking and Victim Rights, First Responder trauma and finally, Global Victimization of Women and Children will all be discussed. There will be a focus on the student developing a competency with Police Mental health Response Strategies.

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SOCI-1001 -  Sociology & Canadian Society
This course is designed to acquaint the student with the sociological perspective and the analysis of social events. Topics of study will include research methodology, culture, socialization, deviance and crime, social inequality, social change, and collective behaviour. The student will also analyze how law enforcement personnel, law enforcement services, and society have benefited from the social sciences.

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SOCI-1004 -  Contemporary Social Problems
The student will review and understand theory as it applies to contemporary Canadian social problems that are relevant to law enforcement such as mental illness, substance abuse, societal inequalities, the sex industry, domestic violence and elder abuse using social science theories.

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SOCI-1036 -  Issues in Diversity
In this course, students will critically identify and examine issues in diversity; specifically focussing on topics pertaining to inequity in various social settings related to race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and class, with a view to developing an appreciation for the multicultural society in which we live. A career in law enforcement/protection requires a clear understanding of the impacted groups, strategies for community empowerment and effective communication. Students will also increase their knowledge and awareness of the Issues impacting Indigenous Peoples of Canada including rights, self determination, land claims, justice and social issues.

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WRIT-1044 -  Reason & Writ 1 for Human Services
This course will introduce Human Services students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking. This course will also introduce students to selected issues and terms in human services.

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