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PEI Occupational Health and Safety

An overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Prince Edward Island. Students examine the legislation, how PEI employees are protected while on the job and the responsibilities of employees and employers.

Hours: 0
Course Code: SAFE-1005

Crisis Intervention and De-escalation

Participants learn to use the Crisis Intervention and De-escalation (CID) Model and apply techniques to effectively de-escalate crisis situations, specifically those incidents involving intervention in a mental health crisis. This blended course consists of online learning activities through the Canadian Police Knowledge Network (CPKN), classroom training, as well as scenario based training.

Hours: 15
Course Code: CRES-1000

Criminal Law

This course examines the history and development of Canadian criminal law, and prepares officers to effectively use the Criminal Code in the execution of their duties. Students explore a variety of legal topics directly related to policing, including; the Canadian court structure, police authorities, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, as well as civil liabilities. A significant portion of this course is delivered in the form of live, interactive, reality-based scenarios.

Hours: 90
Course Code: POLSC-1001

Principles of Traffic Services

Using a variety of delivery methods including practical application, classroom theory, and distance learning, this course has been designed to provide students with a variety of traffic services related skills. Students learn to administer Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, operate approved screening devices as well as how to gather evidence and articulate the signs of alcohol and drug impairment. In addition, students learn the proper procedures to manually direct traffic in a variety of situations. Throughout the course, students must demonstrate an understanding of common provincial, municipal, and criminal laws as they relate to traffic services.

Hours: 45
Course Code: POLSC-1011

Social Psychology: Police Applied Sciences

Students are introduced to the discipline of social psychology with an emphasis on practical issues in policing. Students learn to apply basic concepts including the biological basis of behaviour, perception, learning, motivation and theories of personality. Emphasis is placed on the causes and consequences of human behaviour, including abnormal behaviour. Students are prepared to deal with many situations and social phenomena which they may encounter in policing. Techniques and strategies to deal with verbal crisis interventions, suicide prevention/intervention, gangs and cults are also covered.

Hours: 90
Course Code: POLSC-1022

Criminal Investigations

This course discusses the components of a criminal investigation, its goals and basic functions. Students examine the characteristics of a crime, protecting the crime scene, conducting an investigation, and presenting the evidence. Through role play, cadets experience the carrying of file(s) from the original call for service to their completion. A significant portion of this course is delivered in the form of live, interactive, reality-based scenarios.

Hours: 90
Course Code: POLSC-1031

Police Vehicle Operations and Speed Measurement Devices

This course provides students with the driving skills required for an officer both on and off duty. This course covers defensive driving skills, multi-tasking, controlled responses, skid control techniques, emergency avoidance/stopping techniques, and cornering techniques. Students experience techniques for pursuit driving including when to discontinue a pursuit. This course also provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to properly and effectively use speed detection and enforcement devices such as Radar and Lidar. The skills presented in this course allow students to explore the limits of their natural abilities and develop greater competency required for the safe operation of a police vehicle.

Hours: 60
Course Code: POLSC-1035

Workplace Communications

This course combines the use of the police notebook with report writing, technical writing, interview note taking, an overview of the Police Records Management System, and CPIC into user friendly crossover skill sets required in the police profession. Additionally, students develop skills for securing and retaining employment including resumés, coverletters, portfolios, and interview techniques, with an emphasis on preparing for Behavioral Descriptive Interviews.

Hours: 30
Course Code: POLSC-1042

Occupational Health and Safety for Police

Occupational Health and Safety is an important topic on both a professional and personal level. Today's officers must be able interact with various occupational health and public safety agencies and are required to be familiar with their roles in differing emergency or non-emergency responses. Learn the roles of various agencies in Occupational Health and Safety, as well as the importance of workplace and personal health and wellness for police officers.

Hours: 24
Course Code: POLSC-1045

Professional Patrol Tactics

Professional patrol tactics introduces incoming police officers to basic tactics involved in the protection of themselves, other officers, and the public. Professional patrol tactics are designed to enhance officer safety and enhance the ability to control situations likely to be encountered on the job.

Hours: 45
Course Code: POLSC-1050

Police Control Tactics

Police constables are required to both verbally and physically intervene and control the outcome of a variety of situations. In this course, students demonstrate proficiency in the application of their intervention, defusing, and situation control skills by implementing various aspects of a current use of force model. Students practice using the appropriate verbal requests, directions, commands, techniques, equipment, and weapons during the various interventions.

Hours: 60
Course Code: POLSC-1055

Judgmental Scenario Training

This course is designed to provide students with practical scenario-based activities that simulate the full range of subject behaviours and officer responses that are encountered in the field. Students gain experience responding to calls for service with an emphasis on public and police officer safety, de-escalation, and decision-making as they learn to apply the National Use of Force Framework. Legal articulation of the intervention level used, and report writing are re-enforced in this course.

Hours: 30
Course Code: POLSC-1060

Police Firearms Proficiency and Tactical Training

This course incorporates firearms safety, marksmanship and tactical training. Following the entry-level safety training, students proceed to skills development and tactical development. Students must qualify at each stage before proceeding to the next. Standard police issue firearms (pistols and rifles) are utilized in the live fire training portion of this course. Additionally, simunition type training equipment is utilized in the scenario portion of the program.

Hours: 80
Course Code: POLSC-1065

Active Threat Response

This course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to rapidly deploy an appropriate response to stop violent offenders during active threat incidents, both indoors and out, including movements in and around police vehicles.

Hours: 24
Course Code: POLSC-1067

Police Physical Abilities Development

This course is designed to prepare students for the rigors of the police profession and the various physical tests that police departments require of their officers and applicants. This course encourages and challenges students to lead an exemplary police officer lifestyle through rigorous inspections of their daily routines and habits such as those related to dress, deportment, cleanliness, image, fitness, and nutrition.

Hours: 45
Course Code: POLSC-1070

On the Job Training/Workplace Experience Program

On the Job Training (OJT) provides the opportunity for the student to be sworn in as an active member of a bonafide police force. The student officer will be under the supervision of a training officer and will be involved in regular duties with that officer. As the training officer observes the student's performance in a variety of real world situations, observed competencies will be measured during evaluations.

Hours: 360
Course Code: POLSC-1075

Ethics and Professionalism

The purpose of this course is to examine and practice ethical and professional behaviors to prepare students for making ethical choices in public safety careers. Students are required to produce and follow a personal code of ethics and to exhibit behaviors and values that are consistent with the expectations of industry and the public.

Hours: 9
Course Code: PROF-1050