Learning the long arm of the law

“The time has never been better for people looking to get into the law enforcement field” says CEO of Northwest Law Enforcement Academy Victor Popow. The careers are well paying with benefits and different organizations are actively looking for people who are motivated with good attitudes, life experience as well as post-secondary training.

Northwest Law Enforcement Academy has an excellent reputation for having prepared and graduated hundreds of desirable candidates for law enforcement careers in its 14 year history. The students have benefited directly from the theoretical and practical training provided by the instructors who are all retired former law enforcement officers from the RCMP, Winnipeg Police, Corrections and Canadian Border Services, this fact alone gives the Academy high credibility. Northwest also has established relationships with law enforcement organizations locally and across Canada.

Northwest commits to providing students the best opportunities to develop their talents as leaders, communicators and thinkers.
The Academy offers as its main course the Law, Protection and Safety Diploma Course, 645 hours in length for those looking to be employed in law enforcement as well as its 39 hour Emergency Services Communicator Certificate program for those looking to be employed as a 911 Operator, Police, Fire, Security or Emergency Medical Services Communicators. Northwest also delivers customized programs to government and private organizations as well as individuals. Just recently Northwest has undertaken to work with a local psychologist to offer PTSD awareness seminars starting this fall.

The founder of Northwest Law Enforcement Academy former Winnipeg Police Chief Herb Stephen sought to design a post-secondary school curriculum that is based upon what an ideal candidate should possess to meet the demands of modern law enforcement organizations. Most people have no knowledge of what the career entails but with the many recruiters from different organizations who visit Northwest Academy people get a very clear idea of career paths and the particular application processes. Northwest graduates have gone on to careers in the RCMP, Winnipeg, Brandon, Calgary and First Nations Police, Federal and Provincial Corrections, Canadian Border Services, Sheriff’s Dept., Canadian Military Police and various other security related careers and organizations.

Northwest Academy not only provides theoretical courses such as criminal law, criminology, human relations and ethics but practical hands on components within the 7.5 month Diploma program which consists of non-violent crisis management, police defense tactics (self-defence and restraint training), arrest & control techniques and firearms training.

Prospective candidates to Northwest’s Diploma program should be motivated, mature and have minimum Grade 12 or GED. The Diploma program is still accepting candidates for its October 13th (afternoon classes held daily 1 pm to 6 pm) fall classes and even begun accepting applications for its April 2016 class. The Emergency Communicators classes will run as well this fall. People interested in these programs should check out the website at http://www.northwestlaw.ca or call toll free 1-866-953-8300.

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