The only 2-year program of its kind in Ontario
The Sheridan Investigation-Public and Private Program prepares you to enter the exciting field of investigation and public safety. This program hones your skills in analysis, communication, information gathering, interviewing, issue identification, researching, and problem solving. You learn to use i2 Investigative Analysis software in presenting your investigative findings. Surveillance, video applications and industry best practices are integrated into the program.
Through your investigation courses, you'll explore:
- Investigative methods
- Resource protection techniques
- Intelligence analysis
- Law enforcement
- Security and safety procedures
- Online frauds and identity theft
- Threat risk assessments
- Forensic investigation techniques
Professors Experienced in the Field
Your professors include educators who are experienced in law enforcement, private investigations, intelligence, forensic investigations, emergency management and loss prevention.
Investigation courses include extensive collaborative group activities that involve highly specialized investigative software. You'll use your laptop for in-class research, discussions, presentations, photography and video applications as well as for communication. All classroom activities, presentations and notes can be accessed online 24/7 for your convenience.
Get Real Workplace Experience
In Year 2, you'll take part in an unpaid field placement in investigation, insurance, resource protection, physical security, public safety or in an industry related private or public organization. Some placements require shift work and/or travel to the worksite so you may need a driver’s license and transportation. After successful completion of the first semester you'll become eligible to be tested, at your own expense, for your provincially regulated licenses both as a private investigator and security guard. Prior to placement you must also obtain at your own expense:
- St. John Standard First Aid
- Criminal record check
The Public and Private Investigation program is located on the Davis Campus in Brampton, Ontario.