JIBC law enforcement degree a vital stepping stone for a meaningful career

Ramandeep - BLES student successfully being recruited into law enforcement with his education from the Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies programJIBC’s Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies Program is helping students like Ramandeep realize their professional goals (Photo & story by Richard Chu)


The Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies (BLES) program has served as a rewarding stepping stone to meaningful careers in public safety.

Ramandeep Randhawa is a fourth-year BLES student at the JIBC New Westminster Campus, who currently serves as a Bylaw Enforcement Officer for the City of North Vancouver and the City of New Westminster. He has also been hired by the Vancouver Police Department as a Special Municipal Constable.

“I’m extremely satisfied to have continued my education and pursue a bachelor’s degree,” said Ramandeep, who began his post-secondary education at JIBC by completing the Law Enforcement Studies Diploma.

“The BLES program definitely assisted me in the recruitment process by providing valuable background knowledge and information about policing,” said Ramandeep. “Many of my instructors provided insight into contemporary issues police officers face in the course of their duties. That was very helpful in the selection process. Through my current roles, paired with the education I have received thus far, I am confident I will be successful in reaching my goal of becoming a full-fledged Police Constable.”

The BLES program was developed to give students an education that helps address the growing complexity of law enforcement, and to enable graduates to become sought-after candidates in the highly competitive recruitment process.

Students who have completed a diploma in a relevant field, or are currently enrolled in JIBC’s two-year Law Enforcement Studies Diploma (LESD), can begin in the third year of the Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies.

Through an academic partnership, criminology and criminal justice diploma graduates on Vancouver Island can apply to further their education in the BLES at Camosun College’s Lansdowne Campus starting in September 2016.

UPDATE: Congratulations to Ramandeep Randhawa who is headed back to JIBC for Police Academy training after he was recently hired as an officer recruit for Metro Vancouver Transit Police! 

For more information and to submit your application, please visit the Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies webpage.

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