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Law Enforcement Preparation Certificate


Department: CAREER TRAINING (JUSTICE STUDIES)
Program Delivery Location: Merritt, Vancouver
Credential: Certificate
Format: Full-Time, Part-Time
Start Dates: September

Law Enforcement Preparation Certificate

The Law Enforcement Preparatory Program prepares individuals for entrance into law enforcement or public safety careers. The program is designed to assist students in developing the necessary skills and academic knowledge required to become police officers with the RCMP. It is aligned with the RCMP cadet selection requirements and training standards in order to ensure students success. Throughout and once the students have completed the program, they will be encouraged to begin the process to become a police officer with the RCMP. The graduates from the program bring language and cultural skills that will continue to enhance the RCMP's relationship with Canada's Aboriginal communities. This certificate program is offered on full-time basis (5 days/week, 30 hours). Students will engage in Problem Based Learning which focuses on group work, communication skills, critical thinking, and problem solving. A major emphasis of this program is active student participation. Throughout the program, instructors will encourage students to become increasingly more self-directed and responsible for their own learning. Students are expected to come to class well prepared for active participation in the classroom. The student's skills are enhanced through scenario training which includes investigating crime scenes, identifying & seizing evidence, conducting witness & suspect interviews, completing investigational & prosecution reports, preparing evidence for a judicial processes, morning physical training, elder teachings, pipe ceremonies, and community volunteer activities. Course guides provide direction of learning in preparation, course activities and reflection of the content. The instructor acts as facilitator and expert to promote an environment conducive for learning through activities such as guided discussion, debate, audio-visual presentation, group activities, skill building exercises and simulation. In the final week of the program, students will travel to the RCMP Training Academy (Depot) in Regina, Saskatchewan. This is an experiential field course where students will observe law enforcement practices.
Year 1 - Fall Term
  • COMP-101 - Computer Essentials and the Internet
  • LEPP-100 - Physical Education Development
  • LEPP-110 - Effective Presentations
  • LEPP-120 - Aboriginal Community Relations
  • LEPP-130 - Roots and Effects of Domestic Violence
  • LEPP-145 - Investigational Techniques
  • LEPP-165 - Introduction To Law Enforcement
  • STSC-101 - Strategies for Success 101
  • Course Listing for this program

    COMP-101 - Credits: 3.000
    Computer Essentials and the Internet
    Welcome to the Introduction to Computers and the Internet (ICI). This course has two sections: Internet and Windows. Internet Section The Internet section is designed to provide students with an introduction to the Internet including, email basics and advanced features, web browser basics, web navigation, web research and newsgroups. Windows Section The Windows section is designed to provide students with an introduction to the current version of Microsoft Windows Professional or Windows XP. Students will learn to manipulate the Windows environment, use Windows Accessories and use My Computer and Windows Explorer to manage files and folders. More Details on this course
    Prerequisites: Program admission requirements
    LEPP-100 - Credits: 3.000
    Physical Education Development
    This course addresses nutrition, stress management, physical aptitude through techniques such as weight training, anaerobic, aerobic and cardio-vascular capabilities by employing a variety of methods. A physical aptitude assessment (PAA) will take place every six weeks. More Details on this course
    Prerequisites: Program Admission
    LEPP-110 - Credits: 3.000
    Effective Presentations
    This course is experiential in nature and students present to the group from the beginning. Students are taught both theoretical and practical techniques that aid in effective delivery of their material. Presentations will be video taped, reviewed and critiqued. Students will also be provided technical skills on utilization of Power Point Presentations. This course also emphasizes the importance of technical writing skills. It covers the fundamentals of audience analysis, organizations, style and tone. Students develop skills in writing letters, minutes, formal and informal reports and research. More Details on this course
    Prerequisites: ENGL 050 or English 11 and MATH 050 or Applications of Math 11 or equivalent.
    LEPP-120 - Credits: 3.000
    Aboriginal Community Relations
    This course will review policing practices from an Aboriginal perspective highlighting the impact of oppression, neo-colonialism, and government policies in the lives of Aboriginal people. The course will also focus on relevant life experiences of each student respecting their knowledge while analyzing global ideologies, and law research in the study of collective resistance. More Details on this course
    LEPP-130 - Credits: 3.000
    Roots and Effects of Domestic Violence
    This course examines domestic violence in the context of the historical abuses and atrocities perpetrated against Canada's Aboriginal people. The students review impacts of genocide, introduction of diseases, causes of starvation, general review of the Indian Act and its impacts, effects of residential schools and a general review of the child welfare system. Students will also examine the characteristics, dynamics and motivations of both victims and offenders of abuse and violence. While many of the psychological ramifications of violence are universal, the history, socio-economic, political and geographical conditions of Aboriginal people often contribute to additional and unique distress. More Details on this course
    LEPP-145 - Credits: 4.000
    Investigational Techniques
    This course utilizes a problem-based learning model, requiring student interaction and role-playing. Students will practice the process of applying an informed, modern approach to investigating criminal offences, and will learn the procedures and processes of investigational duties as related to policing. More Details on this course
    LEPP-165 - Credits: 4.000
    Introduction To Law Enforcement
    This course provides an overview of law enforcement in Canada. Students will be introduced to police responsibilities including patrol, motor vehicle crashes/stops, investigations, major/minor crime scenes and report writing. The students are introduced to ethics, professionalism and discretion as police officers or any occupation viewed as an authority figure. Lastly, students learn about C.A.P.R.A (Clients, Acquire, Partnership, Response, Assessment), a problem-solving model used by police officers. More Details on this course
    Prerequisites: LEPP 120
    STSC-101 - Credits: 3.000
    Strategies for Success 101
    This course is a hybrid incorporating both online and classroom teaching. It introduces the students to college academic culture and connects them to the resources that will aid in their success. The course covers a variety of topics including: test-taking strategies, note-taking, time management, online research, student responsibilities and ethics, learning styles, and setting educational goals. More Details on this course

    Current Course Offerings

    01 = Merritt Campus
    V1 = Burnaby Campus

    Spring 2017 (January - April)


  • LEPP-130-01
  • Fall 2017 (September - December)


  • COMP-101-01
  • LEPP-100-01
  • LEPP-120-01
  • LEPP-130-01
  • LEPP-145-01
  • LEPP-165-01
  • STSC-101-01
  • STSC-101-V1
  • Spring 2018 (January - April)


  • LEPP-110-01
  • LEPP-165-01
  • STSC-101-01
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