Diploma in Police Studies

Interested in a career in policing with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary? 

Memorial's Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences offers a Diploma Program in Police Studies to students who have been accepted as recruit cadets with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.  This program is a partnership between the RNC and Memorial University. Candidates have to successfully complete the RNC's application and recruitment process, and have completed the academic requirements necessary to enter the program.

This program began in 2004, and allows potential RNC officers (who previously had to train at the Atlantic Police Academy in Prince Edward Island for considerable cost) the opportunity to train in their home province. The one-year program provides the academic and experiential learning components relevant to future work as police officers.

To date 271 police officers have graduated from the program, all of whom have been hired by the RNC.

Recruiting takes place once a year beginning in September with applications due in November. The RNC recruitment drive for the Class of 2016 - 2017 closed on November 13, 2015. The next application intake will begin in the Fall 2016 for the September 2017 class.


Information sessions for the class of 2017 - 2018 will begin on Sept 12, 2016 and take place across the province. You do not need to be a MUN student to attend recruitment sessions, these are public information sessions that provide a detailed overview of the application process, program pre-requisites, the selection process and the one-year training program.

Additional information on the RNC recruitment drive is posted on the RNC website and the RNC Facebook page. For further information you can contact the RNC Recruitment Office at (709)-729-8729 or email them at rncrecruiting@rnc.gov.nl.ca.

Contact Us

If you have any questions related to the Diploma in Police Studies please read the Frequently Asked Questions. If you would like to make an appointment to talk with someone about the program, please contact

Renee Shute
Office: AA-4077
Email: rshute@mun.ca
Phone: 864-7454


Dr. Alan Hall