Objectifs du programme

The Police Technology program prepares students to practise the occupation of patrol officer in Québec.

The program aims to help students who aspire to become patrol officers in acquiring the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to practise the occupation and to prepare them for admission to the École nationale de police du Québec.

Patrol officers’ duties are to ensure public safety, keep the peace, protect life and property, prevent crime, apply criminal and penal laws, protect young people in compromising situations and bring offenders before the courts. They are also called on to protect victims of criminal acts, to inform and counsel citizens and to refer them to appropriate community or professional resources, to act as mediators or conciliators in minor conflicts, to arrest criminals, to write up statements of offence, to gather evidence, to produce various reports and to testify in court.

Patrol officers must react quickly to different situations, demonstrating good judgment and respecting the charters of rights and freedoms, laws and regulations, police ethics and the disciplinary rules of their organization.

In carrying out their duties, they must demonstrate great versatility when intervening in a preventive or repressive manner, showing concern for serving and protecting citizens in collaboration with partners and institutions that share their preoccupations and goals.

Patrol officers work within a professional, community-oriented context centred on the quality of customer service, the active participation of the community, cooperation with elected officials and the search for lasting solutions to problems related to public disorder and crime.

Durée de la formation

Spécifique (heures)Totale (heures)

Total length of training includes general training that is common to all programs for 420 hours, general training for this program for 150 hours as well as complementary general training courses for 90 hours.

Duration of training consists of theory and lab work for courses; personal time that the student invests is excluded.

Contenu du programme

Numéro ou code Énoncé de la compétence
06DL Analyze the occupation of patrol officer and its organizational context
06DM Carry out criminological analyses of situations and contexts specific to police work
06DN Adapt the principles and basic techniques of communication to the context of police intervention
06DP Establish the roles and responsibilities of a patrol officer within the legal system of Québec
06DQ Use observation methods
06DR Interact with a diverse public
06DS Interact with members of their organization
06DT Intervene in situations of a private nature
06DU Perform police activities within planned or supervised operations
06DV Provide emergency first aid
06DW Determine the role of the patrol officer in different situations involving young people in difficulty or young offenders
06DX Establish the role of the patrol officer and other parties in the judicial process and in rehabilitation
06DY Interact with people belonging to various cultural and ethnic communities
06DZ Exercise the powers and duties of a patrol officer as regards Québec laws and municipal bylaws
06E0 Establish that a crime has been committed
06E1 Intervene at a crime scene
06E2 Defend themselves against physical assault
06E3 Work in partnership with different community resources
06E4 Intervene at the scene of a fire or other emergency situations
06E5 Carry out police interventions to provide help or assistance in minor incidents
06E6 Defend themselves in hand-to-hand combats
06E7 Exercise the powers and duties of a patrol officer in criminal matters
06E8 Plan and apply intervention strategies that are preventive, repressive and community-oriented
06E9 Manage stress inherent in police work
06EA Put into practice specialized police communication techniques
06EB Intervene with an individual with a mental health problem or a substance abuse problem
06EC Exercise the powers and duties of a patrol officer in matters of road safety
06EE Analyze and communicate proof of criminal offences
06EF Carry out police interventions relating to tobacco, alcohol, drugs or other addictive substances
06EG Use defensive driving techniques
06EH Control a violent individual
06EK Carry out police interventions related to traffic and traffic accidents
06EL Intervene with individuals in a crisis situation
06EM Conduct a first-level criminal investigation
06F4 Carry out police interventions related to impaired driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
06F5 Meet the specific physical requirements of police work
Specific number of hours: 1725

Conditions d'admission et préalables

To be admitted to the program, a person must meet the general requirements for admission set out in the College Education Regulations, as well as the following special requirements, where applicable:

Must have passed the following secondary-level course(s):

• Sec. IV CST – Secondary IV Mathematics: Cultural, Social and Technical Option (563414)

Organismes scolaires offrant le programme

Collège J/S
Cégep John Abbott


Les policières et les policiers veillent au maintien de l’ordre public et à la sécurité routière. Ils patrouillent le territoire en voiture, à pied et à vélo, interviennent dans les situations d’urgence (accidents, crimes, sinistres, conflits, etc.) ou avec d’autres répondants en matière de sécurité civile (inondations, verglas, par exemple). Dans le cadre de leurs fonctions, ils peuvent avoir à participer à des programmes de sécurité et de prévention du crime, à enquêter sur des délits et à témoigner devant les tribunaux. C’est un métier stressant, mais gratifiant qui exige une excellente condition physique. Une carrière comme policier convient aux personnes dotées d’un bon sens de l’observation, d’un excellent jugement et qui ont le sens du devoir.

Formation(s) connexe(s)

Intervention en sécurité incendie
Techniques juridique

Salaire moyen

Policier — 34,80 $

Appellation(s) d'emploi