Course Catalogue

Frontline Supervisor - Domestic Violence

Frontline Supervisor -  Domestic Violence

Also available in this series:

Domestic violence investigations can be lengthy, challenging, and complex. To ensure effective outcomes for all involved individuals, police supervisors must know how to direct their officers in order to carry out complete and timely investigations.

In addition to exploring the complexities of domestic violence investigations, Frontline Supervisor - Domestic Violence reviews supervisory roles, responsibilities, and best practices as they relate to domestic violence investigations and identifies the steps required to conduct thorough investigations.

Attention Ontario Police College Learners

Effective December 2012, the Ontario Police College will begin registration for its blended Front Line Supervisor course. The OPC course consists of three modules:

Module 1: Pre-course materials;
Module 2: CPKN online learning (the 5 online Front Line Supervisor courses); and
Module 3: A 5 day in-class component at the OPC or a satellite location.

Learners registered to the OPC course must complete these elements in the prescribed, consecutive order. Journaling is mandatory for successful completions of all 3 modules. As such, Certificates of Completion for the CPKN online courses that have been completed prior to registering for the OPC course cannot be applied to the completion of the full OPC course.

For more information about the blended OPC Front Line Supervisor course, please contact your training branch for a detailed course description, check the link at or contact:

For General Registration:
OPC Office of the Registrar

For Specific Inquiries:
Mr. Phil Hutchin, OPC FLS Coordinator

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the requirements for a domestic violence investigation relating to policy and law using a critical approach to identify mandatory charges and intimate relationships
  • Identify and avoid the misinterpretations of a domestic violence investigation
  • Identify the complexities of domestic violence investigation
  • Explain the effects of domestic violence on involved parties
  • Explain the supervisory distinctions and requirements of police policy standards and best practices as they relate to domestic violence investigations
  • Identify the steps of a thorough Domestic Violence investigation
  • Identify the duties of a supervisor regarding investigative omissions

Target Audience

This course is designed for police supervisors.

Content Provider

The content for this course was provided by the Ontario Police College.

The development of this course was funded by the
Government of Canada's Sector Council Program.

Price: $25.00

Content Provider: Ontario Police College

Language: English / French

Length: 1 hour

Release Date: 2012-07-30