Police Technology






Services sociaux, éducatifs et juridiques

Number of credits


Number of contact hours allotted for specific training

1320 Hours


Program approved in 2017.

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.

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)

Job titles

Program content

Number or codeCourse Name / Competency
06DLAnalyze the occupation of patrol officer and its organizational context
06DMCarry out criminological analyses of situations and contexts specific to police work
06DNAdapt the principles and basic techniques of communication to the context of police intervention
06DPEstablish the roles and responsibilities of a patrol officer within the legal system of Québec
06DQUse observation methods
06DRInteract with a diverse public
06DSInteract with members of their organization
06DTIntervene in situations of a private nature
06DUPerform police activities within planned or supervised operations
06DVProvide emergency first aid
06DWDetermine the role of the patrol officer in different situations involving young people in difficulty or young offenders
06DXEstablish the role of the patrol officer and other parties in the judicial process and in rehabilitation
06DYInteract with people belonging to various cultural and ethnic communities
06DZExercise the powers and duties of a patrol officer as regards Québec laws and municipal bylaws
06E0Establish that a crime has been committed
06E1Intervene at a crime scene
06E2Defend themselves against physical assault
06E3Work in partnership with different community resources
06E4Intervene at the scene of a fire or other emergency situations
06E5Carry out police interventions to provide help or assistance in minor incidents
06E6Defend themselves in hand-to-hand combats
06E7Exercise the powers and duties of a patrol officer in criminal matters
06E8Plan and apply intervention strategies that are preventive, repressive and community-oriented
06E9Manage stress inherent in police work
06EAPut into practice specialized police communication techniques
06EBIntervene with an individual with a mental health problem or a substance abuse problem
06ECExercise the powers and duties of a patrol officer in matters of road safety
06EEAnalyze and communicate proof of criminal offences
06EFCarry out police interventions relating to tobacco, alcohol, drugs or other addictive substances
06EGUse defensive driving techniques
06EHControl a violent individual
06EKCarry out police interventions related to traffic and traffic accidents
06ELIntervene with individuals in a crisis situation
06EMConduct a first-level criminal investigation
06F4Carry out police interventions related to impaired driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
06F5Meet the specific physical requirements of police work