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Getting Serious about a Job in Law Enforcement

January 27, 2016

Police Foundations Diploma

A Police Foundations Diploma is a terrific career choice for people interested in the fields of policing and law.  There are virtually hundreds of stable and well-paying career paths that cross-over and extend from the many rewarding roles available in these sectors.

The first step is obtaining your diploma in Police Foundations because the majority of job positions list relevant post-secondary education as a mandatory requirement in obtaining a job within law enforcement – this diploma opens-up a world of possibilities that otherwise wouldn’t be available to you.

Did you know that acceptance into the Ontario Police College requires all recruits to have been hired and sworn in by an authorized police agency in Ontario?
Obtain your Police Foundations Diploma and show potential employers you’re serious about your decision to work in law enforcement. And, get to work faster by enrolling in NAHB’s Police Foundation Diploma program to be armed with everything you need in only 9-months – a shorter and more concise program than those offered by community colleges (which can last up to 2 years).

Once hired, a candidate is classified as a Cadet in Training and will receive a salary of $58,220 while attending the Ontario Police College.1

Interested in policing services and not attending Ontario Police College?
You’ll still need to show potential employers you’re serious about your career choice.  Obtain your Police Foundations Diploma and start applying for civilian positions straight away. In addition to sworn police officers, police services reported employing 28,409 civilians in 2014, representing 29% of total personnel. The proportion of civilians employed within police services has been increasing since data was first collected in 1962.2

Here’s a snapshot of the career streams open to you after you obtain your diploma:

  • Bylaw Enforcement Officer
  • Canine Response teams
  • Communications Dispatch
  • Community Policing
  • Court Prisoner Transport Officer
  • Enforcement of Traffic Safety and Bylaws
  • Forensics Officers and Crime Scene Investigator
  • Military Police Officer
  • Negotiators
  • School Resource Officer
  • Special Constable
  • Specialized Response Teams for Emergency, Aviation and Marine Services

Every course, every job and every skill you learn in the field garners you experience that remains relevant as you progress into more senior roles.

Do you care about your community?
Translate your passionate about making a difference to those in your community.  Being exposed to and working with our marginalized community gives you ample opportunities to help impact lives in a positive manner.  In some cases you’ll be the only touch-point for someone who has nowhere else to turn, you’ll have an understanding of community resources and available programs to help lift people out of desperate situations and moreover you’ll be armed with the know-how to help people when they are at their most vulnerable.

Are you interested in obtaining your Police Foundations Diploma? Visit the NAHB for more information or to speak with an advisor.

For more information please visit:

National Academy of Health & Business
Phone and email:
Mississauga: 1.888.306.0991
Hamilton: 1.888.446.4649
Toronto: 1.866.797.6312



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