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Security/Police Sciences

Stratford is the ideal correspondence school for individuals who are searching for affordable training and education in the police sciences.

Our security/police sciences course can help prepare you for a career in law enforcement, crime prevention, corrections, probation, juvenile justice or other security jobs.

Created by professionals in the field, this comprehensive course covers many key topics, including:
• The Criminal Justice System
• Security Patrols
• Surveillance Systems
• Loss Prevention
• Law Enforcement
• Legal Authority and Liability

Enrol today to start learning more about the interesting and intriguing field of security and police sciences.
Security/Police Sciences Module 1
Introduction to Investigation and Law Enforcement

• Historical Perspective of Law Enforcement
• The Criminal Justice System
• Crime and its Investigation
• The Crime Scene
• Types of Evidence and Their Usefulness
• Interview Techniques
• Conducting the Interview
• Principles of Interrogation

Security/Police Sciences Module 2
Canadian Private Security

• Defining Security
• Contract Security and Licensing
• Supervisory Management in Security
• The Selection of a Security Guard
• Purchasing Process
• Authority for Enforcement
• Effects of Grievances, Arbitration and Collective Agreements on Security
• Property Protection and the Occupiers’ Liability
• Security Survey
• Security and Safety of the Individual
• Report Writing and Investigational Procedure
• Security Patrols
• Radio Communications
• Security Hardware
• Document, Retail, and Hotel Security
• Fire and Security Disaster Emergency Situations
• Surveillance and Drug Awareness
• Transportation and Regulation of Dangerous Goods
• Human Rights

Security/Police Sciences Module 3
The Criminal Process in Canada

• Crime and Investigation
• Constitutional Guarantees
• Search, Seizure and Surveillance
• Arrest, Summons and Compelling Attendance
• Classification of Offences and the Courts
• The Accused’s Appearance in Court
• The Prosecution
• Informations and Indictments
• The Jury and The Trial
• Proof of Guilt
• Interrogation and Confessions
• Self-Incrimination and Entrapment
• Illegally-Obtained Evidence
• Mental Disorder and Responsibility
• Defences to Offences
• Conviction and Punishment
• Appeals and Other Remedies
• Young Offenders and Corporations

Security/Police Sciences Module 4
Law Enforcement

• Working the Streets
• Responding to Emergencies
• Stopping and Searching Vehicles
• Traffic Accident Investigation
• Hazards and Disasters
• Street Psychology
• Community Policing
• Suspect Interviews
• The Crime Scene
• Forensic Science
• Major Case Management
• Raids and Searches
• Surveillance
• Internal Theft Investigation
• Crime by Computer
• In the Witness Box
• Ethics
• Job Stress

This program is specifically designed to serve as an introduction or enhancement of the theoretical knowledge required for the vocational application of this subject. It is intended to help individuals in the furtherance of their vocational training, and is not intended as a substitute for provincial licensing or certification requirements, which may include an apprenticeship or additional training.

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the material is presented may vary.
Security/Police Sciences Program

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