Course Description

This overview of the Canadian legal system emphasizes the legal matters of interest to security personnel. Topics include: the Canadian court system; criminal law and evidence; contract, company and real property law, including the protection of technology and information; labour law and collective bargaining; and laws regulating the security industry.

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Take advantage of the Canadian court system to ensure that organizational assets are protected and that there is appropriate recovery of losses
  • Conduct legal research on security related topics
  • Establish a security program and conduct investigations which comply with human rights principles including harassment, drug testing, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and privacy legislation
  • Establish a security program and conduct investigations which comply with the precepts of the criminal law including arrest, searches and seizures
  • Describe the effects of civil law on a security program including liability, contracts and the principles of intellectual property
  • Develop a policy and procedures for the conduct of an internal investigation applying the principles of human resource and labour laws and protecting the rights of both the employer and the employee
  • Gather evidence and prepare it for introduction at trial or a hearing



Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)

*Note: Applies only to students who were admitted to Certificate in Professional Management prior to October 2018. Please ensure that the course can be credited toward your certificate by reviewing the requirements outlined in your personal record.


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Jan 12, 2021 to Apr 12, 2021
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $595.00
Reading List / Textbook

Title: Security Professional's Practical Guide to the Law
Edition: 2004
Authors: David L. Ray
Publisher: Aurora Professional Press
ISBN: 0-88804-401-1

Instructor will provide PDF copies, free-of-charge.

Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students who are unfamiliar with Desire2Learn or Adobe Connect are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online prior to enrolling in this course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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