Aboriginal Policing Preparation (Part-time studies)

School of Human Services and Community Safety Certificate

Program Overview

Demand is growing for Aboriginal police officers. Policing is a career that will challenge and reward you. The pay and benefits are great, but you need to be committed—to community, to making a difference, to working with people from all walks of life.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Aboriginal Policing Preparation program will train you for a career that goes beyond standard policing skills to include cultural awareness and personal growth. When you graduate, you’ll be able to apply for federal, provincial, municipal and community policing positions.

Aboriginal Policing Preparation is a 30-week certificate program. You can take it in your home community through continuing education or on campus in Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, as well as various off-campus locations.

Our curriculum has a unique Aboriginal focus, while covering the major requirements of law enforcement training. Your instructors are experienced in policing, so you’re learning from people who’ve been on the front lines of community law enforcement. Your studies will focus on:

  • basic investigative techniques
  • criminal justice system and criminal law
  • dealing with addictions, family violence, suicide intervention
  • developing strong communication skills
  • historic and contemporary Aboriginal issues

Real World Focus

This program prepares you for a job in policing. You’ll build job search skills by writing practice exams and participating in mock interviews. You’ll learn how to handle police service assessment processes. Best of all, you’ll participate in a work experience that gives you a chance to apply what you’ve learned in class in a community policing setting—and also to make connections with potential employers.

Climb the Education Ladder

Many of your courses are transferable to our Correctional Studies program, giving you a head start on earning a diploma. You can also transfer credits to University of Regina degree programs in Justice or Police Studies.

9 out of 10 Grads Give Program Thumbs Up

In recent surveys, 9 out of 10 Aboriginal Policing Preparation grads in Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon say they are satisfied with the quality of their training, and 9 out of 10 say it effectively prepared them for employment in the policing field.

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Courses currently offered through part-time studies

Criminal Justice System (CORR-167CE)
Family Violence Strategies (SPSY-141CE)