About Us

Manitoba Private Vocational Institutions (PVI)

Northwest Law Enforcement Academy is registered with the Manitoba government, Advanced Education and Training branch as a Private Vocational Institution.

Manitoba’s registered private vocational institutions are governed by The Private Vocational Institutions Act and Manitoba Regulation. This provides consumer protection and ensures the training provided gives students the skills and knowledge relevant to their chosen field of employment.

The PVI program ensures that the institution’s curriculum, standards and operational policies adhere to their rigorous standards and allows eligible students to receive Canada and Manitoba student loans.

Northwest Law Enforcement Academy is a certified member of the National Association of Career Colleges. (NACC)

NACC is a national association representing 550 regulated career colleges from across the country. The NACC represents regulated career colleges (RCCs) in Canada. For the last two centuries, their colleges have been a key part of Canada’s post-secondary education landscape. Today, over 175,000 students choose to attend one of Canada’s many RCCs every year.

Strict provincial regulations exist regarding the operations of career colleges. Provincial governments approve (in most jurisdictions) the location, instructors, curriculum and financials. Career college programs can also be accredited as some are by the Law Society of Upper Canada, Canadian Medical Association, etc.

Manitoba Association of Career Colleges

Northwest Law Enforcement Academy is recognized as an accredited professional vocational institute that was created to fill a genuine need for effective training of law enforcement professionals. In light of that mission, we are a member of the Manitoba Association of Career Colleges.

The Manitoba Association of Career Colleges is a volunteer organization of Private Vocational Institutions. Their role is to act as a voice for private school operators at the provincial and national level.

The organization has a Government Relations Committee that meets regularly with Government Agencies and Departments to discuss the issues affecting private institutions.

Through our association with MACC, and our adherence to their standards, Northwest Law Enforcement Academy is dedicated to promoting positive and professional standards of Private Education.

A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau

The mission of BBB Foundation is to support the future of the Manitoba and NW Ontario business community, raising up an ethical marketplace for tomorrow, by creating both ethics education and opportunities for students and businesses.

Northwest Law Enforcement Academy has been a member in good standing of the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating since 2001.

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Northwest Law Enforcement Academy Inc. BBB Business Review

“Another Year of Achievement! Nice work leading Northwest Law Enforcement Academy Inc. to another year in business! Each year completed is a testament to all your hard work and dedication.”– BBB April, 2023

Member of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce

Older than the City of Winnipeg itself, The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce has been the local voice of business for over 149 years.

Northwest Law Enforcement Academy’s association with The Winnipeg Chamber lets our customers, suppliers and your business peers know we are a committed member of our community.

NWLEA Alumni Association

Northwest Law Enforcement Academy’s genuine interest in graduates continues after you have graduated. As a graduate of Northwest Law Enforcement Academy, you automatically become a lifetime member of the Alumni Association.

Your Association consists of fellow graduates who believe their educational experience at Northwest is not confined to their time at the Academy but continues throughout their lives.

Alumni can maintain their special ties to the Academy, it’s faculty, and fellow alumni through the association. We want to know and post your successes in the pursuit of your ultimate career goals in law enforcement.

We want to proudly display your photo in uniform along with the growing numbers on our Alumni “Wall of Fame”. Your success is the Academy’s success and serves as both an example and inspiration to others who share similar goals.

For that reason, Northwest Law Enforcement Academy would like to remind our Alumni that in order to reach their goals we provide Interview Preparation Assistance to our graduates. The Interview Preparation Assistance will cover updating your resume, reviewing your application process, and refreshing your interview skills.

It is to your benefit as an Alumni member to keep us up to date on your current address, phone number, and email address whereby we may provide you with Employment Opportunity information.