Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
Must be 19 years of age by program start date
Proof of Canadian citizenship or Canadian permanent resident status
Completion of an APA Medical form (this is a PDF and will open in a new window)
Successful completion of Physical Ability Requirement Evaluation Test (PARE)
Completion of Vision Examination form (this is a PDF and will open in a new window)
Valid Class 5 (cars and light trucks) unrestricted driver’s license
Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector) with no findings of guilt. Find out more about Criminal Record Checks.
Successful completion of a full background check
Completion of Immunization Verification Form (this is a PDF and will open in a new window) (required after acceptance)
Three letters of reference, not from family members
Successful completion of the Police Officer Selection Test (POST), the Police Science Test (PST), and the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2). The applicant is responsible for this cost. Testing for applicants from the Maritimes is held in PEI. This test will be arranged by Holland College Admissions.
Successful completion of polygraph interview – to be arranged by Holland College Admissions.
Certification in Standard First Aid, CPR Level C and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) (must be valid for the duration of the program)
Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program
Please note: Keep copies of all documents for your personal records. For more application information, see Police Memo 2019.
International Student fee is an additional $3,930 per year (includes International Health Fee).
|Tuition and Other Fees||1st Year|
|Student Union||$ 168|
|Health Insurance Fee||$ 410|
|Dry Cleaning||$ 20|
|Body Armour||$ 1,100|
|Accommodations/Meal Plan||$ 8,441|
|Additional Courses||$ 300|
|Graduation Fee||$ 90|
|1stinstallment due upon registration||$ 23,975|
|2ndinstallment due June 3, 2019||$ 7,564|
You must bring the following items:4 black t-shirts (no design – must have screen printed 2 inch white letters of your last name only in caps on each shirt on the back side)
1 pair black polishable dress shoes (no heel), black shoe polish and shoe shine brushes
Towels and personal toiletry articles
1 pair black sweat pants
3 white dress shirts (long sleeve)
1 pair black dress pants
1 pair quality running shoes
7 pairs black socks
1 alarm clock or clock radio
1 black tie (plain, single color/no patterns (clip on preferred)
1 mouth guard piece
1 8 Gb memory stick
This program prepares graduates to work in police agencies as police constables and in other related fields of law enforcement and security.
The Police Science (Cadet) program blends academic and tactical training to ensure that you have the confidence and skills needed to keep yourself and your community safe. The program blends real-life situations and simulations to prepare you for the law enforcement profession. You will practice on a driving course and gun range, learn use of force and control skills, develop criminal investigation techniques, and receive communications and mental health training. Academic components include coursework in sociology, psychology and law.
Police Science cadets are required to live in residence for the duration of their training, except when they are in on the job training.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police now accepts graduates from the Atlantic Police Academy’s Police Science (Cadet) program. To join the RCMP, graduates must pass a medical examination, obtain an RCMP Security Clearance and pass an interview. Before their first posting as an RCMP officer, they will participate in a short training course instead of taking the force’s 26-week course.
Police Science (Cadet) application form. This form is a PDF and will open in a new window.
View a detailed list of courses for this program.
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