JIBC Overview

JIBC’s programs and our graduates are critically important to B.C. as communities continue to focus on individual and societal safety and security. In addition to educating individual police, fire, paramedic, corrections, courts and emergency preparedness / management professionals, JIBC prepares counselors and other providers to assist survivors, facilitate restorative justice practices and resolve conflicts for organizations and professionals in both the public and private sectors. JIBC is a comprehensive public post-secondary educational institute with a continued focus on justice, public and community safety consistent with our mandate. Our training and education ranges from short duration community-based courses to recruit/post-hire training through to graduate certificates with more recent programming in areas of advanced law enforcement, specialized counseling such as complex trauma and sexual abuse, intelligence analysis, and tactical crime analysis.

In recent years, the public’s perceptions and expectations of the professions we serve have changed. This has come about because of technological advancements and a wider understanding of how complex and dynamic the issues can be in justice and public safety. We have responded to those changes by sharpening our focus on professionalism, to help ensure that every student has more than simply an optimum base level of knowledge and a basic competency. JIBC students have the opportunity to acquire a measure of professionalism that goes beyond skills training and is associated with a broader competency base gained through their post-secondary education. Additionally, JIBC recognizes the unique identity and educational needs of Aboriginal learners, and works to enhance equitable and collaborative partnerships with Aboriginal Peoples in support of culturally appropriate education, training and research.


JIBC programs are delivered within a framework of three schools:

School of Public Safety

  • Emergency Management Division
  • Fire & Safety Division
  • Driver Education Centre

School of Health, Community & Social Justice

  • Centre for Conflict Resolution
  • Centre for Counselling & Community Safety
  • Centre for Leadership
  • Health Sciences Division
    • Centre for Professional Health Education
    • Paramedic Academy

School of Criminal Justice & Security

  • Corrections & Court Services
    • Corrections & Community Justice Division
    • Centre for Court Administration
    • Sheriff Academy
  • Justice & Public Safety Division 
  • Police Academy

Office of Applied Research & Graduate Studies

  • Centre for Research, Innovation & Scholarship
  • Centre for Teaching, Learning & Innovation
  • Centre for Liberal & Graduate Studies


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