Please note: Keep copies of all documents for your personal records. For more application information, see Police Memo 2021. (This is a PDF and will open in a new window.)
NOTE: If your first language is not English please review our English Language Requirements page.
Fees for the academic year 2021/2022. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.
|Tuition and Other Fees||1st Year|
|Student Union||$ 168|
|Health Insurance Fee||$ 420|
|Dry Cleaning||$ 115|
|Body Armour (Lease)||$ 600|
|Accommodations/Meal Plan||$ 7,615|
|Additional Courses||$ 300|
|Graduation Fee||$ 100|
|1stinstallment due December 6, 2021||$ 22,991|
|2nd installment due May 2, 2022||$ 7,715|
Cadets will be informed of additional equipment requirements in their entrance packages.
This program prepares graduates to work in police agencies as police constables and in other related fields of law enforcement and security.
Many Holland College programs have degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.
Please note: You must be a Canadian citizen or have Canadian permanent resident status to apply for this program.
The Police Science (Cadet) program blends academic and tactical training to ensure that you have the confidence and skills needed to keep yourself and your community safe. The program blends real-life situations and simulations to prepare you for the law enforcement profession. You will practice on a driving course and gun range, learn use of force and control skills, develop criminal investigation techniques, and receive communications and mental health training. Academic components include coursework in sociology, psychology and law.
Police Science cadets begin the program through distance education, but are required to stay in the Atlantic Police Academy residence when they begin the face-to-face part of their training in January, and to live in residence for the rest of the program, except when they are completing their on-the-job training.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police now accepts graduates from the Atlantic Police Academy’s Police Science (Cadet) program. To join the RCMP, graduates must pass a medical examination, obtain an RCMP Security Clearance and pass an interview. Before their first posting as an RCMP officer, they will participate in a short training course instead of taking the force’s 26-week course.
This program also has degree pathways - agreements that give you credit for your training when you are pursuing a degree. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.
View a detailed list of courses for this program.