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Controversial Police Foundations course on hold after B.C. government crackdown

June 14, 2019  By Staff

As reported by the CBC, a B.C. career college “that falsely claimed an almost 100 per cent employment rate for graduates of its ‘Police Foundations’ program, placed less than one per cent of its graduates in policing — after charging them $20,000 for the course.”

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The fate of the program is up in the air after CBC News used a freedom of information request to obtain a March compliance order issued by the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education.

In response to inquiries from the CBC regarding ongoing questions about the program, the ministry has ordered Discovery Community College (DCC) to revise “outdated information” on their website “immediately” — or remove it.


It also says DCC has promised not to resume enrolment in the program until changes are made.

If the institution is non-compliant, the ministry says it could face penalties or suspension.

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