Demand is growing for police officers trained with an Indigenous perspective. 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.
Sask Polytech'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.
The program is available to everyone regardless of their cultural background. You can take the 30-week program through continuing education or on campus in Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon. Off campus options through Indigenous bands and Regional Colleges are available
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:
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.
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.
In recent surveys, 9 out of 10 Aboriginal Policing Preparation grads 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.
When you graduate, you’ll be able to apply for federal, provincial and municipal policing positions. Look for jobs with the RCMP, Armed Forces, city police services, First Nations communities, border services, corrections, airport security, mine security and private security companies.
For more information, contact Student Employment Services at the Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus nearest you.
|Sample Job Title||NOC Classification1||Earning Potential2|
|Police Officer||Police Officers (Except Commissioned) (4311)||$40,600 - $104,600|
|Sheriff||Sheriffs and Bailiffs (4421)||$42,800 - $95,300|
|Security Guard||Security Guards and Related Security Service Occupations (6541)||$26,600 - $57,100|
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Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training. A detailed Candidate Guide, which includes a self-audit for all PLAR-ready courses, has been developed for this program. This information guides a candidate through all steps in the PLAR process.
Many Sask Polytech students benefit from transferring course credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. Learn more about Transfer Credit.
Transfer credit options vary over time; this information is subject to change. Transfer credit options for this program include:
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