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.
Length of training
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.
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)
Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)
Police officers (except commissioned) (4311)
Labour market relation
In the work force (Information from the MEES)
|Number or code
||Statement of the competency
||Analyze the occupation of patrol officer and its organizational context
||Carry out criminological analyses of situations and contexts specific to police work
||Adapt the principles and basic techniques of communication to the context of police intervention
||Establish the roles and responsibilities of a patrol officer within the legal system of Québec
||Use observation methods
||Interact with a diverse public
||Interact with members of their organization
||Intervene in situations of a private nature
||Perform police activities within planned or supervised operations
||Provide emergency first aid
||Determine the role of the patrol officer in different situations involving young people in difficulty or young offenders
||Establish the role of the patrol officer and other parties in the judicial process and in rehabilitation
||Interact with people belonging to various cultural and ethnic communities
||Exercise the powers and duties of a patrol officer as regards Québec laws and municipal bylaws
||Establish that a crime has been committed
||Intervene at a crime scene
||Defend themselves against physical assault
||Work in partnership with different community resources
||Intervene at the scene of a fire or other emergency situations
||Carry out police interventions to provide help or assistance in minor incidents
||Defend themselves in hand-to-hand combats
||Exercise the powers and duties of a patrol officer in criminal matters
||Plan and apply intervention strategies that are preventive, repressive and community-oriented
||Manage stress inherent in police work
||Put into practice specialized police communication techniques
||Intervene with an individual with a mental health problem or a substance abuse problem
||Exercise the powers and duties of a patrol officer in matters of road safety
||Analyze and communicate proof of criminal offences
||Carry out police interventions relating to tobacco, alcohol, drugs or other addictive substances
||Use defensive driving techniques
||Control a violent individual
||Carry out police interventions related to traffic and traffic accidents
||Intervene with individuals in a crisis situation
||Conduct a first-level criminal investigation
||Carry out police interventions related to impaired driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
||Meet the specific physical requirements of police work
Specific number of hours: 1725