CANADA, March 12 – The latest class of BC Sheriff Service recruits have graduated from the Vancouver Courthouse after completing their training at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC).
These recruits will soon begin their careers in Nelson, Fort St. John, Prince George and the Lower Mainland.
“Sheriffs play an extremely important role in our justice system. We rely on them to ensure that our courts remain open, safe and accessible,” said David Eby, Attorney General. “I would like to thank these graduates for their hard work over the past few months. I am grateful for their dedication and wish them well as they keep British Columbians safe within our justice system.
On Friday, March 11, 2022, 11 BC Sheriff Service recruits participated in a graduation ceremony, marking the sixth class to graduate since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. With class enrollment limited to meet public safety guidelines, recruits completed an intensive 14-week academic, physical and practical training program. The students were trained in the areas of legal studies, driver training, communications and jury management, among others. Recruits, instructors, JIBC facility staff and members of the BC Sheriff Service worked together to ensure a safe training environment.
“The dedication and integrity of our graduating recruits are commendable traits that we appreciate in their service to British Columbians,” said Jenny Manton, Assistant Deputy Minister and Sheriff’s Director. “Today marks the end of one journey and the beginning of another. I congratulate our new Deputy Sheriffs on their graduation and look forward to working with them in the future.
British Columbia sheriffs are responsible for enforcing court orders. They also perform protective and enforcement functions to ensure the safety of all court users, including the judiciary, the legal profession, other justice-related bodies, court staff and members of the public.
“Congratulations to our new Deputy Sheriffs and their families,” said Paul Corrado, Chief Sheriff and Executive Director of the BC Sheriff Service. “I am proud of their hard work and commitment over the past 14 weeks. I am thrilled to have this class of recruits join our service, where they can put their training into practice, keeping BC courts and justice system participants safe.
The BC Sheriff Service is the oldest law enforcement agency in the province, serving British Columbia since 1857, and is a recognized international leader in the provision of protective and law enforcement services. law for the justice system. He is also one of the founding members of JIBC.
“JIBC has a long history of educating and training BC sheriff recruits and is proud of the role it plays in helping to keep courthouses across the province safe,” said Michel Tarko, President and CEO of JIBC. “We remain committed to meeting labor market demands for this vital role in our justice system. Congratulations to graduating Deputy Sheriffs for completing the rigorous Sheriff Recruit Training Program. You have shown resilience, especially in the face of the additional challenges created by the pandemic. We wish you all the best as you embark on rewarding new careers in law enforcement.
JIBC offers the Sheriff’s Recruit Training Program as a post-secondary certificate program. The next class of sheriffs begin training this month and are expected to graduate in June 2022.
To learn more about the role of sheriffs and career opportunities for sheriffs: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/careers-myhr/job-seekers/featured-careers/deputy-sheriff