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  • Advanced Investigations and Enforcement

    Advanced Investigations and Enforcement

Program Code:AIE
Duration:2 Semesters (8 Months)
Start Dates:Fall,
Start dates are subject to change
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 course is a blend of academic knowledge and practical hands–on training and application.

Upon completion of the Firearms Safety course, 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 post secondary diploma in Police Foundations, Law and Security Administration, or other relevant course of study (e.g. Paralegal, etc.) from a recognized post secondary institution; OR
  • Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with 3 to 5 years of documented work experience in a related field. Relevant reference must be provided.
  • English proficiency at the post-secondary level.


  • Although not required for admission, good computer literacy skills are considered an asset.
  • Students are required to be highly literate in the English language, both written and oral, and have good analytical and multi-tasking skills to be successful in this program.

The Importance of Learning Skills:

Student success in college requires well developed learning skills (such as being able to work independently, participate in a team, be well-organized, develop good work habits, and show initiative). These skills are as important as prior academic achievement. While it is expected that applicants would have developed these skills through previous education and life experiences, Seneca offers support to assist students with further development of these important skills. Seminars, workshops and tutoring are available at Seneca's Learning Centres.


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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.

Affiliations and Associations

  • Canadian Police Association
  • Canadian Society for Industrial Security
  • Firearms Safety Education Service of Ontario
  • International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors
  • International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association
  • International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association
  • Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services

Diploma to Degree... and Beyond

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

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant semester.


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

Contact Us

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Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Shelley Ferguson
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 55115
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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