PART II - Advanced Municipal Law Enforcement

The Municipal Law Enforcement Officers' Association is pleased to offer it's Part II Advanced Municipal Law Enforcement courses in a new hybrid format which includes independent on-line learning in the first week of the course partnered with in-person learning delivered at Lakehead University Orillia campus in the second week.  Course dates will be announced and published as they are set.

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Courses are opened to members first on first come first served basis, subject to maximum capacity of each class. 

Classes fill up VERY quickly - ensure your membership is up to date to avoid disappointment.

Questions may be forwarded to brenda.russell@mleoa.ca

Part II Advanced Municipal Law Enforcement Course Content

Details of Course Modules:

Students are required to have a comprehensive knowledge arising from Part I Foundations of Notebooks, Legal Terminology, Understanding Legislation as well as POA Part I, POA Part III and Evidence.

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.  

Independent learning (on-line) will be required in the week 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 Processes:  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.

Assignments and Practicals:  Based on information provided, students will prepare various documents demonstrating their ability to apply learned materials, as well as prepare documentation for a prosecution brief.  Students will also demonstrate their ability to articulate evidence effectively in a legal proceeding (examination in chief and cross examination)  through various written responses to posed questions or mock exercises.

Grading:  Students must achieve a final grade of  75% or higher in order to successfully complete the course.

Certification:  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.

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.