Protection, Security and Investigation

Protection, Security and Investigation-2023/2024

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
PFLP-1002Canadian Criminal Justice System3
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.
PFLP-1003Fitness & Lifestyle Management 12
Law enforcement agencies recognize the importance of fitness, health and wellness for law enforcement personnel. This course introduces students to the concepts of occupational fitness, professionalism, wellness, and appropriate strategies for developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Students will participate in one hour of occupational physical fitness training and an additional hour of classroom lecture each week. Students will be exposed to current occupational fitness tests.
PFLP-1001Career Opportunities2
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.
SOCI-1101Diversity & Indigenous People in Canada3
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 public safety 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 issues, justice and social issues.
PSYC-1001Introduction to Psychology3
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.
SOCI-1001Sociology & Canadian Society3
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.
WRIT-1089Reason & Writing 1 for Public Safety3
This course will introduce public safety 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.

Level 2
Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
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.
PSYC-1002Interpersonal & Group Dynamics3
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.
SOCI-1004Contemporary Social Problems3
This course is designed to acquaint the student with the theoretical and historical analysis of contemporary social problems. Topics of study will include conflicting views of social problems, brief histories of social problem ideas, moral entrepreneurship, mental illness, substance abuse, poverty, domestic violence, and elder abuse. The student will also analyze differing strategies of intervention, objections to intervention, and the unanticipated consequences of intervention.
PFLP-1006Fitness & Lifestyle Management 22
This course continues to build upon the fitness, health and wellness concepts learned in Fitness and Lifestyle Management 1. Students will participate in one hour of occupational physical fitness training and an additional hour of classroom lecture each week. Students will learn practical strategies for developing a healthy lifestyle including; 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.
PFLP-1004Criminal Code3
In this course students will analyze 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.
COMM-3048Communication for Police, Law & Security3
This course, designed for students who plan to work in the field of law enforcement and security, focuses on professional written and verbal communication skills. Students learn to prepare a variety of work-related documents. In addition, students learn about research methods and documentation formats. The principles of effective writing-organization, grammar, style, clarity, and tone-are reinforced throughout the course. The goal of the course is to prepare students for the communication tasks and considerations they will encounter in the law enforcement and security workplace in order to meet the needs of employers and/or the communities they will serve.
PFLP-1019Law Enforcement Ethics & Leadership2
In this course, students will examine issues surrounding ethical decision-making in policing and law enforcement through scenario based learning and the review of cases involving police and correctional/security misconduct. Students will be exposed to critical judgment exercises and sound ethical decision-making protocols. Students will also learn principles of leadership and followership, and will explore the implications of law enforcement personnel being held to a higher standard as public role models.

Level 3
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
LAWS-3025Provincial Offences3
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, Child and Family Services 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.
LAWS-3051Border Services & Immigration3
This course is an examination of the statutory and regulatory laws which relate to Canada Border Services and Immigration. Within this context, specific regard is given to the duties and roles of an officer engaged in the enforcement of these laws.
PFLP-3016Public Safety in the 21st Century3
This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of and insight into the political, social, and front-line application of the four pillars of Public Safety in Canada: National Security, Border Strategies, Countering Crime, and Emergency Management. The topics of public management, bureaucracy, changing demographics, strategic planning, hazard, risk, vulnerability, CPTED and situational crime prevention, terrorism, geographical information systems (GIS) and crime mapping, biometrics and identity and access management (IAM), protecting the built environment, designing safe communities and neighbourhoods, and creating safe and secure environments for schools and colleges will also be addressed.
SRTY-1002Fundamentals of the Security Industry3
This course is an examination of the statutory and regulatory laws which relate to the security industry. Within this context, specific regard is given to the duties and roles of an officer engaged in the enforcement of these laws.
SRTY-1005Interviewing, Investigate & Observation3
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.
SRTY-1012Wellness, Safety & Fitness for Security3
This course will continue to build upon the knowledge, skills and techniques introduced in Fitness and Lifestyle Management I and II. Students will develop a higher sense of personal wellness which will assist them throughout their careers in law enforcement and security.Through practical application and physical preparation, students will strive to achieve the physical requirements of common fitness tests that are utilized by law enforcement and private security agencies. Students will learn the importance of professionalism, fitness, health and wellness as they pertain to law enforcement and security personnel.
BSCI-1221Crisis Intervention/Conflict Resolution3
This course prepares the foundation for structure, prevention and intervention procedures based on the security personnel's environment. The course provides students the framework for effective decision making and problem solving to prevent, deescalate and safely respond to assaultive or disruptive behaviours. The Course will identify the issues surrounding physical intervention as a last result.
COMM-3066Report Writing & Communication3
This advance report writing and communication course will focus on providing the student with a greater understanding and knowledge of the importance for officers in the law enforcement and security fields to provide clear and concise reports as well as being able to articulate themselves while providing testimony in a court of law. Students will complete their semester preparing for employment interviews.

Level 4
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
SRTY-1009Emergency Management-Intro3
This course provides an introduction to basic concepts of emergency management and, more specifically, the Incident Management System (IMS). The students will learn about the key provisions of the Emergency Management and Civil Protections Act as well as understand and apply the Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment principles. This introductory course will also provide the student with a solid foundation of emergency management concepts, principles, and operational knowledge in a classroom and scenario setting, and will mirror the Province of Ontario's Incident Management System (IMS) for Ontario (Doctrine). Emergency Management - Intro will supply the student with the required basic knowledge that will allow them to recognize, categorize and develop plans in emergency incidents.
In this course students will examine the requirements of a continuing investigation. They will learn the rules of evidence and develop the ability to apply these rules in the collection and presentation of evidence in a court of law. Forensic requirements, statute law and other related issues will be emphasized.
This course provides an examination of present Canadian correctional policy and practice as well as a review of theoretical considerations in order to better understand current practices and new directions in the Canadian correctional environment.
SRTY-1003Surveillance Techniques3
This course provides the skills, critical thinking and problem solving required to provide surveillance to a wide range of potential clients including insurance companies, legal firms, municipalities, corporations and individuals. It will contribute to the planning of the security and investigation team project.
LAWS-3053Criminal & Civil Law3
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 a prescribed text book. 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.
SRTY-3002Private Investigations3
This course will provide necessary information reflected in the Private Investigator requirements in Ontario. It will review the qualities, ethics and liability aspects a Private Investigator must possess/adhere to. All relevant legislation and case law will be reviewed as per the Private Security and Investigation Act 2005 required to meet the provincial standards. This course will provide the fundamental skills and learning required to write the provincial Private Investigator licensing test.
SRTY-1010Information Security2
This course is designed to introduce the student to the growing importance of Information Technology and IT security in the domain of public and private security and investigations. This course will examine new career opportunities in information security, information security principles of success, certification programs and the common body of knowledge for information security certification, governance and risk management in information security, security architecture and design, business continuity planning and disaster recovery planning, the legal and ethical parameters of information security, physical security control, operations security, access control systems and methodology (Biometrics), cryptography, Internet Security, and securing the future of information security.
SRTY-1011Risk Management2
Risk Management is currently one of the fastest growing areas in the private security industry. Students will be introduced to the process of Risk Management with special consideration given to the threat-risk-analysis area. The student will gain a greater understanding for the many areas of risk and how to control and manage that risk.
SRTY-3003Fitness & Defensive Tactics2
This course will continue to build upon the knowledge, skills and techniques introduced in SRTY1012 - Wellness, Safety and Fitness for Security. Through practical application, students will strive to achieve the physical requirements of common fitness tests that are utilized by law enforcement and private security agencies. Students will demonstrate professionalism and effective note taking techniques as they pertain to law enforcement and security personnel. Students will be introduced to defensive tactics, officer safety, and the Ontario Use of Force Model and will be required to demonstrate understanding of basic defensive tactics techniques.

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

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 23 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program