Police Officer (4311)

Police officers protect the public, detect and prevent crime and perform other activities directed at maintaining law and order. They are employed by municipal and federal governments and some provincial and regional governments. (National Occupational Classification)

Occupational Profile

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Education

Post-secondary education is not a requirement to become a Police Officer, but may be considered in the selection process when applying for training programs and specialized roles within the police force. Please connect with specific police organizations in order to learn about selection criteria. The University of Manitoba does offer studies in related fields such as Criminology. The University of Manitoba also provides Winnipeg Police Service Physical Abilities Test.

Please view the links on this page for more information about training and employment. If you are a University of Manitoba student who would like assistance determining an education plan that suits your unique occupational goals, speak with a Career Consultant.

Faculty and Department Homepages
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Exploring Education Options

Information for foreign-trained police officers - Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials

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Date modified: January 28, 2019