Police Powers, 2nd Edition


Police Powers, 2nd Edition prepares police foundations students for the responsibilities and challenges they will encounter in their future careers. Students will examine the parameters of police powers and authority through key topics related to police governance and accountability. This includes the current use of force model, searching with and without a warrant, incidents related to mental health, and police issues involving the media, as well as discussions about the authority to arrest, detain, and use force. Realistic On Scene and It’s Your Move scenarios challenge students to apply their knowledge as officers of the law.

With references to the new Comprehensive Ontario Police Services Act and updates to legislation impacted by Bill C-75, the second edition of Police Powers is a current and essential text.


  • New On Scene and It’s Your Move exercises that present thought-provoking “real world” scenarios and invite the reader to apply their knowledge of the chapter
  • Discussion of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and up-to-date legislation, including Bill C-75 and the new Comprehensive Ontario Police Services Act
  • Strong author team comprising college instructors with extensive experience working as police officers in front-line policing, homicide, and drug units
  • New full-colour interior


Item #: 1772555141