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Corrections & Court Services Division Justice Institute of British Columbia School of Criminal Justice & Security Sheriff Academy

JIBC grad meets law enforcement goal as sheriff

harry_dhillon_650x300Harry Dhillon is about to meet his goal of working in law enforcement as he prepares to graduate from the Sheriff Academy at JIBC. (Story and photo by Wanda Chow) 

 

Harry Dhillon’s path into law enforcement was a circuitous one.

Since high school, he had always wanted to get into that line of work and, knowing there are many avenues out there, always made a point to keep his options open.

“I just wanted to be a positive role model in the community. I like problem-solving and helping people.”

At 18, Harry walked into an armed forces recruitment centre.

“Before I knew it, I was recruited with the army reserves with the military police. My very first uniform.”

He trained with them for seven years, the part-time gig providing the opportunity to travel around Canada and the U.S. In between stints with the reserves he studied criminology in university.

“The army really helped build my character, it kind of introduced discipline into my life.”

At 22, he became an auxiliary constable with Surrey RCMP, a volunteer position which gave him a taste for local law enforcement and gave him experience interacting with the public at community events.

Then, at 24, he joined the BC Public Service as a corrections officer.

“That’s where I had the chance to really build on my communication skills,” he said. “Your leadership and communication skills really play a key role in controlling and de-escalating situations.”

It was while with BC Corrections that he worked alongside and interacted with members of BC Sheriff Services.

“I noticed a lot of teamwork and professionalism amongst the sheriffs. And sheriffs really have a good reputation among the law enforcement community.” read more »

Corrections & Court Services Division Justice & Public Safety Division Law Enforcement Studies Diploma Sheriff Academy

JIBC Law Enforcement Studies program contributes to the success of a new BC Sheriff recruit

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Ever since Jenelle completed the RCMP Youth Academy when she was in high school, she knew she wanted to pursue a career in law enforcement.

“It was definitely an intense experience, however, I have to admit that by the end of the program, I had become infatuated with the intensity, discipline, sense of teamwork, and overall feeling of accomplishment when it was all said and done,” she said. “After that experience, I knew that law enforcement was something I definitely wanted to be a part of.”

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Corrections & Court Services Division Justice & Public Safety Division Law Enforcement Studies Diploma Sheriff Academy

JIBC Law Enforcement Studies Diploma contributes to success of newly hired deputy sheriff

Jordan Zanotto - 2015 Deputy Sheriff GraduateJordan Zanotto credits JIBC’s Law Enforcement Studies Diploma program for contributing to his success in becoming a deputy sheriff in B.C. (Submitted photo; story by Richard Chu)

 

Thanks to his JIBC education, Jordan Zanotto, 21, is well on his way to a successful career in law enforcement – a goal he has had for as long as he can remember.

“Working in any law enforcement agency provides a great opportunity to help people and serve the community. That’s why I have always wanted to become a law enforcement officer,” he said. “The most rewarding thing for me is knowing that I have the opportunity to help someone in need.”

To reach his goal, he applied and was accepted into JIBC’s Law Enforcement Studies Diploma (LESD) program, which is a unique academic program that provides prospective law enforcement officers with the applied skills and specialized knowledge needed to be sought after candidates in a highly competitive recruitment process.

Jordan was three courses away from graduating from the LESD program when he was successfully hired to become a deputy sheriff with BC Sheriff Services in January 2015.

He credits the education and experience he gained through the LESD program for helping him become a sheriff. read more »

Corrections & Court Services Division School of Criminal Justice & Security Sheriff Academy

Selfless action recognized with an award for JIBC grad

Deputy Sheriff Allen Kirschke receives award from VicPD Recent JIBC graduate Deputy Sheriff Allen Kirschke receives Civic Service Award for his “selfless and quick-thinking actions” (Photo by Inspector Peter Wharton)

 

The Victoria Police Department recently recognized a JIBC graduate with an award in recognition for his heroic and selfless actions.

Last December, Deputy Sheriff Allen Kirschke completed JIBC’s Sheriff Recruit Training (SRT) program and began working at the courthouse in Victoria.

On February 7, Deputy Sheriff Kirschke was awarded VicPD’s Civic Service Award for coming to the aid of two officers who were attempting to apprehend a distraught man near the courthouse. read more »