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  • Advanced Investigations and Enforcement

    Advanced Investigations and Enforcement

Program Code:AIE
Duration:2 Semesters (8 Months)
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Program Description

Prepare for a dynamic career in public and private policing and investigations with this two-semester full–time program that was designed in consultation with the private policing and investigations industry. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge required to be successful in this exciting career path. The focus and goal of every subject is a blend of academic knowledge and practical hands– on training and application.

Upon completion of the Firearms Safety subject, students are eligible to apply for their Canadian Firearms Licence.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • A recognized degree from an accredited institution in a relevant course of study (e.g. Criminology, Justice Studies, etc.); OR
  • A postsecondary diploma in Police Foundations, Law and Security Administration, or other relevant course of study (e.g. Paralegal, etc.) from a recognized postsecondary institution; OR
  • Mature applicants with 3 to 5 years of documented work experience in a related field may be considered. Relevant résumé and references must be provided.
  • English proficiency at the postsecondary level.


  • Although not required for admission, good computer literacy skills are recommended for your success in the program.


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Your Career

Law enforcement and investigations has undergone dramatic changes in recent years. Concerns about public safety and recent world events have resulted in an increase in demand in public and private policing and investigations services. Enhance your knowledge and opportunities with this two-semester graduate certificate program in Advanced Investigations and Enforcement. This program focuses on the development of advanced skills needed for a challenging and rewarding career in private and public police, private investigations, security and other law enforcement and public safety organizations.


  • Canadian Police Association (CPA)
  • Canadian Society for Industrial Security (CSIS Inc.)
  • Firearms Safety Education Service of Ontario (FSESO)
  • International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI)
  • International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA)
  • Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services

Transfer Pathways

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at the following post-secondary institution(s):


University/CollegeDegrees Available
Davenport University• Any relevant Bachelor or Master of Business Administration

Important Academic Dates

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Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2014/2015 Academic Year
Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
PPI510 Communications and Dispute Resolution Strategies 4
PPI520 Private Investigations 4
PPI530 Photography and Surveillance 4
PPI540 Corporate Crime Investigations 4
PPI561 Firearms Safety and Proficiency 4
PPI570 Corporate Communications 4
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
PPI610 Officer Safety Practices 4
PPI620 Executive Protection 4
PPI630 Counter Terrorism a Canadian Perspective 4
PPI640 Emergency and Disaster Planning 5
PPI650 Supervisory Skills 4

2015/2016 Academic Year
Semester 1
Communications and Dispute Resolution Strategies
Private Investigations
Photography and Surveillance
Corporate Crime Investigations
Firearms Safety and Proficiency
Corporate Communications
Semester 2
Officer Safety Practices
Executive Protection
Counter Terrorism – Canadian Perspective
Emergency and Disaster Planning
Supervisory Skills

Contact Us

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Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Shelley Ferguson
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 55013
International Admissions Advisor: Valentyna Gorodovych
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22432
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Shelley Ferguson
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 55115
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: Ann Corbold
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 55182
Program Chair: Mona Nouroozifar
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 55010
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