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

JIBC law enforcement studies helps grad keep communities safe

Courtney Lee has always wanted to work with dogs. After graduating from JIBC’s Law Enforcement Studies Diploma program, she was hired by Securiguard as a dog handler for Diesel, who specializes in explosives detection, at YVR. 


Courtney Lee has always loved animals, and dogs in particular. So when she became interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement, her goal of becoming a dog handler seemed a natural fit.

Courtney currently works for Securiguard at Vancouver International Airport as a handler for her canine partner, Diesel, who specializes in explosives detection.

She’s well on her way to achieving the career path of her dreams and she says it’s all thanks to the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC), where she graduated from the Law Enforcement Studies Diploma (LESD) program.

“I decided to take JIBC’s LESD program because it was the only program I could find that offered more of a hands-on approach, and I thought that it would be valuable life experience,” Courtney said.

“I liked the program because it was a different approach to learning. The instructors were mostly ex-law enforcement officers and were able to offer hands-on experience. The courses were truly unique and offered information that students would not normally get, as well as experiences that no other schools offered, like the defensive driving course, applied law, and many others.”

It was at a career fair at JIBC where she learned about the career opportunities available at Securiguard. She had no prior experience working in the security industry but spent time volunteering with the company’s K-9 unit on its training days. The company hired her and eventually she was assigned to the K-9 unit and teamed up with Diesel.


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Fire & Safety Division School of Public Safety

JIBC supports landmark firefighting training in the Yukon

JIBC FSD logo 

Earlier this year, the Fire & Safety Division (FSD) at JIBC participated in the largest training event held to date in the Yukon.

More than six dozen firefighters from 17 departments in the Yukon Fire Service participated in the week-long training seminar and meeting held in the Whitehorse area in the last week of January. read more »

Justice & Public Safety Division Law Enforcement Studies Diploma School of Criminal Justice & Security

JIBC graduates get a global perspective in policing

James Copping in Ireland (2013)James, a recent JIBC graduate, had the opportunity to complete part of his studies as an exchange student in Ireland (Submitted photo)


For James and Diana, completing the Law Enforcement Studies Diploma (LESD) didn’t just give them an advantage in a career in law enforcement. It broadened their perspective of the world and policing.

The two students had the opportunity to spend their last semester in 2013 in Ireland at the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT). 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 »

Corrections & Court Services Division School of Criminal Justice & Security

JIBC grad helps end the cycle of crime for repeat offenders

Photo of Lindsay Gordon courtesy of the RCMP

Sgt. Darren Michels and Lindsey Gordon chat about prolific offenders in the Kamloops area. (Photo courtesy of the RCMP)


Staff from our Corrections and Court Services Division recently flagged a story from the RCMP’s Gazette Magazine about an innovative approach to reducing crimes committed by the most prolific offenders in Kamloops.

The city’s “prolific offender management group” (POM) includes Lindsay Gordon, manager of the Kamloops probation office. JIBC’s Adult Probation program instructor Jennifer Turner noted that Gordon has been an integral part of the Kamloops Community Corrections Office since completing her probation officer training at JIBC in 1999. read more »

Fire & Safety Division Fire Fighting Technologies Certificate School of Public Safety

JIBC grads to support firefighters in Panama

JIBC firefighting graduates deploy to Panama

JIBC graduates Ryan Millen, Milan Lavalee, Michael Crisp and Olivier Hovasse at YVR enroute to Panama to support training of Central American firefighters


Four graduates of the Career Fire Fighter Pre-Employment Certificate Program at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) will be leaving for Panama on January 28 to support firefighting training in the Central American country.

JIBC has partnered with Fire Rescue International Training Association (FRITA) to provide B.C. firefighting graduates the opportunity to support emergency services personnel training in developing countries. read more »

Emergency Management Division School of Public Safety

Going the distance in emergency management training

Tom Lewis, 2013 JIBC Instructor of the Year

Tom Lewis a 30-year veteran of the Surrey Fire Department and one of JIBC’s Instructors of the Year

JIBC is home base for many of the most-experienced and most-engaging instructors in public safety. The Institute’s corps of instructors include paramedics, police officers, firefighters, sheriffs, and counsellors with decades of experience in the field.

Among them is Tom Lewis, a 30-year veteran of the fire department of the City of Surrey, one of the largest cities in the Metro Vancouver region.

Tom’s energy is undeniable. His enthusiasm, intensity, and passion for excellence have made him an internationally respected mentor in the field of Emergency Management. read more »