PART II - Advanced Municipal Law Enforcement
The Municipal Law Enforcement Officers' Association now offers it's Part II Advanced Municipal Law Enforcement course in a new hybrid format.
Part II Advanced Municipal Law Enforcement Course Content
Pre-requisite: Successful completion of MLEOA Part I Foundations course.
Details of Course Modules:
Students must have successfully completed the MLEOA Part I Municipal Law Enforcement Foundations course.
Students must be familiar with and be able to complete a Part I Certificate of Offence including Provincial Offences Notice and Part I Summons as well as a Part III Information and Summons.
Students must complete Independent learning (on-line) during the first week of the course immediately preceding attendance at Lakehead University Orillia for in-person learning.
Court Proceedings: Students will learn the players in the court process and their roles, stages of legal proceedings and the Voir Dire process.
POA Part III: A review will provide students with up-to-date information regarding the Part III process under the Provincial Offences Act, including completion of an Information and proper completion and service of a Part III Summons.
Investigative Process: Students will understand the role of the investigator, using your senses, investigator skills, interviewing, scene investigation, continuity of evidence, application of evidence rules, Ontario Justice system, Information vs. Evidence, etc.
Cognitive Interviewing: Students will learn skills associated with interviewing and taking statements from witnesses and the defendant. This will include exclusion of statements (hearsay rules), officer memory, disclosure case law, goals of an interview, observing non-verbal communications, etc.
Prosecution Briefs: Students will learn the concepts of building a prosecution brief, its components and how and why it is used by prosecutors, with some focus on more complex matters. These skills will be applied by students when preparing a mock prosecution brief as part of the assignment/exercise.
Testimony - Examination in Chief: Students will learn the concepts of giving evidence and using notes while testifying, tips for giving evidence and types of questioning.
Testimony - Surviving Cross Examination - Students will learn the theory behind cross examination and what the defence is trying to do, types of questioning, preparing for court, anticipating questions and possible defenses.
Ethical Reasoning: Students will learn the concept of ethics and the application of principles, morals and values, using discretion, abuse of power, ethical influences, integrity, etc. as it pertains to the performance of their duties.
A demonstration of examination-in-chief, cross-examination, a voir dire, etc. will assist students to prepare for their participation in a mock trial. Students will be required to demonstrate their ability to effectively present evidence in a legal proceeding during a mock trial.
Assignments and Practicals: Students will be required to complete various documents and processes demonstrating their ability to apply learned materials.*
*Students will be required to complete practical exercises and the assignment outside of regular classroom hours.
All training modules are presented by industry experts.
A Final Examination is administered to all students.
A final grade of 75% is required for successful completion of this course.
This course utilizes a learning management system for distribution of learning materials, training videos, resource information, quizzes, etc. Students are required to complete a period of independent review and learning in the first week of the course followed by in-person live instruction.
Unless otherwise determined by the Board of Directors, as courses are released for Intake (usually approx. 45 days prior to the commencement of a course), members will first be provided the opportunity to submit applications. Applications will be processed based on eligibility of the applicant, and on a first come, first served basis, subject to maximum class capacity.
Where space remains in any course following the member's intake period, the application process/forms for the course will be posted on this website for application by other eligible individuals.
10 points are awarded under the MLEOA Certification program for successful completion of this course. A minimum of 25 points are required to be considered by the Board of Directors for certification as a Municipal Law Enforcement Officer.
Upcoming Course Dates:
(N.B. Course dates are subject to change as may be deemed necessary. See Application Intake (above) for application process)
2024 Course Dates are still pending. Please continue to monitor this site for updates.
(* Intake will be communicated to members of the MLEOA first, via email. If space remains in the course following the members' registration period, the opportunity will be posted on this page for other eligible non-members to apply).
Questions regarding education may be forwarded to Brenda Russell, Education Chair at: Brenda.Russell@mleoa.ca
We look forward to continuing to serve your education and training needs.
Please note that the Municipal Law Enforcement Officers’ Association is the only organization or body authorized by law to certify individuals as Municipal Law Enforcement Officers in the Province of Ontario.