Countering Crime Program Overview

The Wilfrid Laurier University online Graduate Diploma in Countering Crime is a postgraduate credential designed for active professionals looking to build their career in public safety. Developed by public safety professionals with industry experience and created to align with the current initiatives of Public Safety Canada, this 100% online program focuses on delivering practical knowledge that can be immediately applied in the office and in the field.

Countering Crime Program Fast Facts

  • The diploma can be completed fully online
  • Developed by industry professionals in public safety
  • Fast and flexible - complete your diploma in around one year
  • The only program of its kind in Canada

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Countering Crime Program Curriculum

The Laurier Graduate Diploma in Countering Crime is the only program of its kind in Canada. Fast and flexible, the program can be completed in just over a year while you work.

  • SAFE600: Public Safety in Canada (0.5 credits)
  • SAFE601: Issues in Contemporary Public Safety (0.5 credits)
  • SAFE610: Intelligence and Evidence-Based Decision Making (0.5 credits)
  • SAFE611: Diverse Communities (0.5 credits)

Admissions Requirements

To apply for admission to the online graduate diploma program, applicants must meet the following requirements and submit the outlined paperwork:

  • Have a B average (75%) in their last 5 full credits/10 half credits of a 4-year undergraduate degree; applicants who possess a 3-year undergraduate degree may be considered in exceptional circumstances (consult your Advisor for more information)
  • Submit all transcripts from all universities or colleges attended
  • Proof of employment letter (for applicants without a 4 yr. degree; to be submitted separately from the application form)
  • Submit a resume
  • Submit two reference letters
  • Prepare a Statement of Intent

The graduate diplomas are currently not eligible for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) or financial aid.

For more information about the admissions process or your eligibility, speak with an enrolment advisor at 888.368.0345.

If you are interested in continuing your studies in the Master of Public Safety program upon completion of a graduate diploma program, you are eligible to receive up to 2 transfer credits.

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Careers and Outcomes

Develop expertise in the theories and issues driving crime prevention, law enforcement and rehabilitation practices in Canada. Prepare yourself for positions that focus on leading countering crime initiatives and preventing crime before it happens, such as law enforcement, intelligence analysis and more. If you’re ready to progress in your current career or looking to change directions while building on your experience, a Graduate Diploma in Countering Crime is the perfect way to gain the knowledge and credentials you’ll need to define your future.

To learn more about the program, download the curriculum guide.