First, see the Police Technology Physical Requirements
*** Please note that we have received the maximum applications for the December 8, 2018 Physical Testing date. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Due to popular demand, a second testing session will be held on February 2, 2019.
Registration will begin as of December 17, 2018 and once again, we will be accepting applications on a first come first serve basis, or until our maximum number of 150 applications have been received by January 19, 2019, whichever comes first.***
*** IMPORTANT FOR STUDENTS CURRENTLY IN PATHWAYS TO POLICE TECHNOLOGY: PLEASE NOTE THIS FORM DOES NOT APPLY TO YOU. YOUR FORM HAS BEEN SENT TO YOU ON THE JOHN ABBOTT PORTAL ***
Please read the FAQs (frequently asked questions) section below carefully.
THE FOLLOWING FORMS ARE REQUIRED IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PHYSICAL TRY-OUT:
– PERMISSION TO PARTICIPATE IN SELECTION TESTING AND WAIVER (For applicants under the age of 18)
– POLICE TECHNOLOGY PHYSICAL TESTING FORM
Police officers keep the peace, protect people and property, prevent crime and enforce both criminal and civil laws. They reassure victims, arrest criminals and act as peacemakers or mediators. Police work is a career that demands maturity, courage and strong communication skills.
Through classroom teaching and practical experience, students in the three-year Police Technology program are prepared for a career in law enforcement with police forces, not only across Québec, but thoughout Canada.
NEW – See if you are part of the Affirmative Action Program – Needs to be included with your admissions application.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THE POLICE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
We encourage our students to become fluently bilingual (English and French). This is a plus for any Police/government agency that is looking for bilingual police officers/investigators, and there is a high demand for this ability. We are also the only English Cegep to offer the three-year program in Police Technology.
PRE-ADMISSION TESTING & ELIGIBILITY FOR THE PROGRAM
To be considered, applicants must attend a day of pre-admission testing and successfully complete each component. Testing takes place prior to the March 1 SRAM application deadline.
Candidates who do not attend the testing will not be considered.
To qualify for the Police Technology program candidates:
- Must possess a minimum of a probationary driver’s license by the March 1st application deadline
- Must possess an above average academic record
- Must successfully complete a day of pre-admission testing
- Candidates should be functionally bilingual in French and English.
- Once conditionally admitted to the program, pass a complete medical examination in conformity with the requirements of entry to the École Nationale de Police du Québec (ÉNPQ).
THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU IF…
You want to pursue a career in law enforcement. We are looking for responsible students with above average maturity. We have a large number of applicants who are trying to join this program, so the candidates who will be chosen will be selected based on certain selection criteria. The career of a police officer is very demanding and whoever decides to come into this program has to be aware that this program requires high standards of excellence, both on the physical and the academic levels. This applies to the regular program to the Pathways to Police Technology program.
WHERE POLICE TECHNOLOGY CAN TAKE YOU!
The majority of our students want to become police officers and join a police force of their choice, but we also have students who may choose other career paths. Some have continued their university studies in order to become lawyers or social workers while others have also joined federal and provincial government as investigators. The possibilities of different careers are numerous once a student graduates from our program.
CERTIFICATE OF GOOD CONDUCT
Obtaining a Certificate of Good Conduct does not guarantee admission to the École nationale de police du Québec (ENPQ). A candidate must not, from the time of application and until the end of his/her training, have been found guilty, no matter where, of any act or act of omission, that the Criminal Code defines as infraction, nor of any of the infractions stipulated in article 183 of the said Code, and deriving from one of the laws referenced in the Code. This provision is strictly applied, no matter what the type of sentence returned by a judge (incarceration, fine, community work, conditional discharge, etc.). A candidate who has been found guilty or who has pleaded guilty cannot be admitted to the ENPQ, even if he/she subsequently receives a pardon.
L’ÉCOLE NATIONALE DE POLICE DU QUÉBEC (ÉNPQ)
Before they can be hired to work as police officers in Québec, graduates must pass a medical examination and complete a 15-week practical police-training program at l’ENPQ (given in French only). It is strongly recommended that students consult the ENPQ web site at www.enpq.qc.ca for detailed entrance requirements, course costs, eligibility, etc.
SAMPLE COURSE PATH
Written Communication & Reports, Emergency Responder, Criminology & Judicial Process, Québec Legal System, Police Organization / Functions & Ethics
Stress Management & Policing, Establishing the Commission of a Crime, Planned & Directed Operations, Interaction with Clientele
Crime Scene Intervention, Crime Control, Québec/Municipal Laws, Stage Preparation, Interaction with Communities,
Communication Skills & Practice, Self-Defense, Highway Code, Mental Health Interventions, Stage: Field Work
Crisis Intervention, Penal Offence Evidence, Control of Violent Individuals, Impaired Driving & Reports, Youth Intervention, Preventive Driving
Private Law, Community Intervention & Resources, Alcohol, Drugs, Narcotics, Penal Matters, Accident Report, Investigation, Physical Skills
For complete list of courses, please view the Course Calendar.
CEGEP ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
A Secondary School Diploma which includes:
Secondary 5 Language of Instruction, Secondary 5 Second Language, Secondary 4 Mathematics, Secondary 4 Science and Technology or Secondary 4 Applied Science and Technology, Secondary 4 History and Citizenship Education.
OR a Secondary School Vocational Diploma which includes:
Secondary 5 Language of Instruction, Secondary 5 Second Language, Secondary 4 Mathematics.
OR Applicants who have not studied in Québec must have education deemed equivalent by the College.
This program has specific prerequisites.
- Pre-admission test and driver’s licence
Please note that students will be asked to take a medical examination test, once they have been admitted to the Police Technology program. The test conforms to requirements of “La Loi de la Police”. The costs are (before taxes):
1) With the RAMQ (Medicare card) $284.95 + Taxes
2) Without the RAMQ (Medicare card) $357.95 + Taxes
The fee covers the following:
1. Opening of file
2. Complete Medical examination and questionnaire (Form- RAMQ FEX1581)
3. Microscopic Urine Test FSC/SMAC/Urine
5. ECG stress test (ECG au repos interprété)
6. RX Lungs Pa &LAT (Rx poumons Pa & LAT)
7. Rx Spine (Rx colonne Lombo-sacrée)
IMPORTANT: NO FOOD OR DRINK MAY BE CONSUMED 12 HOURS BEFORE YOUR TESTING BEGINS (APPOINTMENT TIME)
An eye examination is also being required. The eye exam has to be completed before the medical examination is scheduled. Results of the eye examination will be forwarded to the medical lab prior to the medical testing.
HOW DO I APPLY:
John Abbott College is affiliated with the Service régional d’admission du Montréal métropolitain (SRAM) and uses its online application service.
The application deadline is March 1 (Fall semester). Warning: The documents and payment must be submitted by the deadline.
Program start: Fall
- Complete the online application at admission.sram.qc.ca
- Select John Abbott and the program of your choice along with the corresponding SRAM program number: 310.A0.
- If applicable, mail in photocopies of all required documents and the application fee.
Students whose prerequisites are more than five years old should contact the Admissions office.
514 457-6610 x5361, 5355 & 5358
POLICE TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT
514 457-6610 x5464
Frequently Asked Questions