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Police Studies

Program Overview

Here is an opportunity to get started on your future in the world of Policing. You may start exploring your interests by enrolling in the dual credit opportunity of Police Studies. 

Edmonton Catholic Schools is offering two courses in Police Studies, which equips students with the theory and principles you need to become an educated and well-prepared police officer. These courses will prepare you to lead, be effective in decision-making, and be able to easily adapt to new environments. Students will explore the most current theories of criminology, investigative techniques, law, evidence collection and forensics.  In addition, through a partnership with the Edmonton Police , students will experience an opportunity to be involved in the Run with Recruiter Program, which consists of a physical fitness component. Police Studies gives you the foundation to build your career as a member of a police service at the municipal, provincial and federal levels.

  • Courses: 
    • Policing in Canada 
    • Law and the Administration of Justice
  • Prerequisite: English 20 – 1:  50% or English 20-2 - 65% minimum (Can be taken concurrently)
  • Location: St. Joseph High School
  • When: September 2021 - December 2021  and February 2022 - May 2022 on Wednesday's from 4:00 - 7:00 pm  with additional workshops and learning opportunities 

Each course will be recognized as 5 CTS Advanced credits from Alberta Education and 3 credit post-secondary credits from MacEwan University under Police & Investigations - Police Studies, which leads towards a Police Studies Diploma. 


Each of these courses can be transferred towards a variety of post-secondary institutions, which may lead to a wide variety of potential careers.  Please refer to for future details on the specific transferability for each course.

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