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Sample Career Options

Note: Additional training and education may be required.

  • addictions counsellor
  • business analytics researcher
  • child protection worker
  • claims examiner/adjudicator
  • court clerk/officer
  • crime prevention service officer
  • crime reporter
  • forensic psychologist
  • fraud investigator
  • human resource specialist
  • immigration/customs officer
  • insurance adjuster
  • intelligence officer
  • investigator
  • law enforcement/security
  • lawyer/paralegal
  • loss prevention specialist
  • mediator
  • military officer
  • ombudsperson 
  • policy analyst/advisor
  • pre-trial services officer
  • private security
  • probation/corrections officer
  • social policy researcher
  • social worker
  • underwriter

Sample Industries / Types of Employers

  • airlines/airports
  • Canada Border Services
  • casinos/resorts
  • correctional facilities
  • courts
  • government
  • insurance companies
  • international aid organizations
  • military
  • police forces/RCMP
  • private corporations
  • social service agencies

Laurier Grads Are Successful

Laurier Graduate Survey Results (2021)

Respondents from the Laurier Graduate Survey conducted by Career Centre. Graduates were surveyed within 12 months of graduation.

54 Policing Graduates:

  • Employed: 77.8%
  • Pursuing Further Education: 22.2%

Sample Jobs within the First Year After Graduation

  • child and youth counsellor
  • constable
  • park warden

Sample Further Education Programs within the First Year After Graduation

  • JD: Law.
  • Master’s degree: Business Administration, Psychology, Public Safety.
  • College program: Advanced Policing, Forensic Identification.

Careers of Alumni Two-Five Years After Graduation

  • constable
  • community shelter worker
  • public safety advisor
  • security supervisor

Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

Employers identify these competencies as very important when recruiting entry-level candidates. As a Laurier student, you gain these skills through the opportunities available to you.

Functional Knowledge

  • Gain an understanding of why some behaviours (and not others) are defined as criminal, the causes of law-breaking behaviour and how society reacts to crime.
  • Gather and assess information related to the prediction and management of criminal and deviant behaviours.
  • Develop an awareness of human and social behaviour and how it is applied to policy development.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of public policy, and interpret and assess its impact on society.
  • Develop an understanding of various governmental, community and social institutions and their roles, and the ability to provide information to assist individuals and organizations to make informed decisions.
  • Gain an understanding of how cultural and societal change, and diversity within the community impacts individuals' behaviour and perceptions.
  • Study and investigate criminal activities and identify methods of prevention and justice in combination with competencies developed in second major.
  • Discover how information is sourced, valued and used in creating new knowledge.

Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Work effectively as part of a team by identifying your role and contributing, leading, teaching, motivating and/or encouraging others for team success.
  • Oversee, lead and/or contribute to a project including determining goals, planning details, making decisions and completing tasks.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviour and an understanding of individual perspectives and diversity.


  • Research, analyze, synthesize and clearly communicate findings in oral and written formats.
  • Probe for information by asking questions and listening, and engage in constructive conversations.
  • Understand the relationship between information and its presentation, audience, time, place, and purpose.
  • Use language to communicate ideas, information and opinions clearly, concisely, and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Prepare interesting and informative reports and presentations for diverse audiences using current technology.

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

  • Identify and access a wide range of relevant information and resources.
  • Utilize critical thinking skills and demonstrate an understanding of contemporary challenges, issues and trends.
  • Set priorities, meet deadlines and manage time, data and resources.
  • Make evidence-based decisions, think creatively, identify and consider all sides of an issue.
  • Analyze and evaluate data to discuss, support and/or question ideas, opinions, reports, theories and proposals.