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Frontline Supervisor – Domestic Violence
Course Category: Supervisor and Leadership Training

Notice: Also available in this series:

Frontline Supervisor - Leadership
Frontline Supervisor - Organizational Skills
Frontline Supervisor - Performance Management
Frontline Supervisor - Self-managing Skills


Content Provider:
Ontario Police College


1 hour

Registration Process Register

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.

Learning Objectives

When you have completed 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

For Ontario Police College Learners:

Ontario Police College will process 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)
Module 3: 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. 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


Target Audience

Sworn Police, Police Civilian, Public Safety Officer, Peace Officer / Special Constable, Other Federal, Provincial and Municipal Employees

Content Provider

The development of this course was funded by the Government of Canada's Sector Council Program. Content provided by Ontario Police College.