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 on campus in Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon.
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; and
- 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.
COVID 19 Info
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the physical work experience will be suspended until physical distancing restrictions have been lifted by the Chief Medical Officer and the Ministries of Health, and Advanced Education. Students will complete an alternate assignment that meets the learning outcomes for the work experience. This decision has been made in consultation with industry experts and partners with whom the program is working collaboratively to develop and update curriculum, including the work experience. Although this learning experience may look different, the quality of a Saskatchewan Polytechnic education and the value of the credentials you will receive, will remain at the highest level.
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 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.