Course Catalogue

Advanced Patrol Training

Advanced Patrol Training

Notice: This course is adapted from the Ontario Police College's Advanced Patrol Training Course. As such, some portions of this course are specific to Ontario jurisdictions. Interested participants from outside of Ontario are encouraged to contact CPKN for further information.

The Ontario Police College and the Canadian Police Knowledge Network have adapted the Advanced Patrol Training Course (APT) program into an e-learning course.

Designed as a refresher-training course for police officers engaged in general patrol duties, this course includes 8 modules (listed below) covering a variety of topics specific to patrol duty, legal updates, and current patrol issues. Using case scenarios and experiential exercises, the modules contain basic concepts and foundation material relating to officer authorities in these areas. Services who conduct their own APT course may opt to build a customized course by selecting individual modules.

  • Arrest (est. 1 hour)
  • Criminal Offences (est. 0.5 hours)
  • Drugs (est. 1.5 hours)
  • Investigative Detention (est. 0.5 hours)
  • Law on Drinking & Driving (est. 1.5 hours)
  • Domestic Violence (est. 2.5 hours)
  • Provincial Statutes - Ontario-specific Content (est. 2 hours)
  • Search and Seizure Without Warrant (est. 1 hour)


The material covered in this course is basic to front line police officers. However, the updates and current issues may encompass material that officers have not yet experienced.

Target Audience

APT is offered only to sworn police officers and is designed for frontline officers with three or more years of service.


Learners who successfully complete each online module of Advanced Patrol Training can now automatically access and print a CPKN Certificate of Completion for each module from their CPKN e-learning account (or CPKN-hosted learning portal). For assistance, please contact the CPKN Support Desk.

Content Provider

Content for this course was developed by instructors of the Advanced Patrol Training Unit of the Ontario Police College.

Price: $25.00/module or $150.00 for all modules

Content Provider: Ontario Police College

Language: English

Length: Variable - Modules range from 0.5 - 2.5 hours

Release Date: 1969-12-31