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Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies Corrections & Court Services Division Justice & Public Safety Division Justice Institute of British Columbia Law Enforcement Studies Diploma School of Criminal Justice & Security

JIBC grad credits relevant degree for her career success

Navi Dosanjh’s JIBC Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies degree not only helped her secure a job with BC Corrections but it assisted her in her volunteer role as a reserve constable with Abbotsford Police Department during a hostage situation.


Navi Dosanjh has applied her education when she’s needed it most both as a correctional officer and as a reserve constable, where she helped to resolve a dangerous hostage situation.

Navi is a graduate of the Law Enforcement Studies Diploma (LESD) and Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies (BLES) programs at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC).

She has wanted to work in law enforcement since childhood. Prior to attending JIBC, she worked in the security field. She learned about the LESD program through her online research.

The Law Enforcement Studies Diploma program was one of the few, if not the only program that provided courses that were directly relevant to law enforcement, she said. In addition, JIBC is the institute that trains all BC Correctional Officers and municipal police officers in BC.

“I knew I wanted to be in that type of learning environment.”

While completing JIBC’s two-year LESD, she was recruited as a reserve constable with the Abbotsford Police Department.

During a shift on duty with an Abbotsford police officer, she attended a call involving a suicidal male threatening his family members in their home. read more »

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 »