JIBC was established as a Provincial Institute in April 1978, through an Order-in-Council, by the Attorney General of British Columbia and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology to provide education in public safety.


jibc's four areas of focus


  1. Identifying the educational and specific training needs for all components of the British Columbia Justice System, including fire services

  2. Providing courses of instruction that are consistent with identified needs specifically for, but not limited to, police, corrections, courts and sheriffs

  3. Developing a co-operative system of coordination between our programmes and those of other institutes, colleges, universities, public schools and community-based organizations

  4. Providing a provincial forum for discussion and examination of justice and socially-related issues


JIBC continues to grow and evolve. Course and program offerings increase as we identify new areas of study consistent with our mandate.