Your learning experience will be complemented with the opportunity to work with youth from a high need school in the community under the guidance of a supervised professional. Students will also be given the opportunity to present a problem-based learning business plan to a panel of police professionals in their community. Additional experiential learning will include an examination of a homicide case presented in the Police Powers course, and a street walk focused on homelessness in downtown Toronto as part of the Youth in Conflict course. Students will be given the opportunity to participate in many community events within the program as well.
Please note: there are pre-placement requirements for the field placement component of this program.
Project Lord Ridgeback (PLRB) is multi-disciplinary experiential learning exercise that simulates a local disaster. Interacting with actors who play victims, casualties, emotionally distressed persons and the elderly in a staged, choreographed event, students from a wide range of programs learn by acting and responding as they would in a real emergency. Subject matter experts inject circumstances into disaster-related scenarios which simulate authentic workplace demands.
The day following the mock disaster, students participate in follow up exercises to apply learning in mock court testimony, critical incident stress debriefing, crime-scene lab work, and form completion specific to their program areas.
Student participants are from a wide range of DC programs including: Practical Nursing, Primary Care Paramedic, Police Foundations, Protection Security & Investigation, Paralegal, 911 Call Centre Communications, Advanced Law Enforcement and Investigations, Journalism Mass Media Program, Social Service Worker, Activation Co-ordination – Gerontology and Court Support Services.