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Justice Institute of British Columbia

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Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is a public, post-secondary educational institution in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, that is focused on training professionals in the justice, public safety and social services fields. JIBC also has campuses in Victoria, Okanagan, Chilliwack, Pitt Meadows, and Maple Ridge.


JIBC offers degrees, diplomas and applied certificates, as well as on-site professional workshops and training, through its 11 divisions:

  • School of Public Safety
    • Emergency Management Division
    • Fire & Safety Division
    • Driver Education Centre
  • School of Criminal Justice & Security
    • Police Academy
    • Sheriff Academy
    • Corrections & Court Services Division
    • Justice & Public Safety Division
  • School of Health, Community & Social Justice
    • Centre for Conflict Resolution
    • Centre for Counselling & Community Safety
    • Centre for Leadership
    • Health Sciences Division

The Police Academy is where all municipal police officers in British Columbia receive their basic training, as well as special constables, municipal reserve and BC Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Auxiliary Constable. The Academy also offers advanced police training courses, and training for security and gaming officers.

Paramedics, firefighters, sheriffs, corrections officers, probation officers, peace officers, family justice counsellors, mediators, law enforcement, emergency management and security professionals, Emergency Social Services volunteers and search and rescue volunteers are also trained by the JIBC. It also offers programs in leadership, conflict resolution and emergency management. Hong Kong Fire Services also used JIBC for additional advanced training for their EMS personnel.

JIBC currently offers two four-year degrees:

  • Bachelor of Public Safety Administration
  • Bachelor of Emergency and Security Management Studies (online)