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Is this program right for you?

Be the one making a difference and keeping communities safe. If you have a bachelor’s degree and the qualities to pursue or advance your career in the fields of justice, law enforcement and security, this program is for you.

Experienced Instructors

Be taught and mentored from instructors who are highly experienced subject matter experts in their field.

Applied Knowledge and Skills Development

Gain the applied knowledge and skills to pursue rewarding careers in justice, law enforcement or security.

This program is ideal for students with an undergraduate degree interested in contributing to society and advancing their career prospects in the fields of justice, law enforcement and security.

Program Strengths

This program gives students the opportunity to gain a unique combination of theoretical knowledge and applied skills to pursue rewarding justice and law enforcement careers. 

Students will study at a dynamic campus where public safety professionals train – including police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and emergency managers. Gain the personalized attention you need from instructors to help you succeed in the program. 

This program provides a broad range of transferable and specialized skills in leadership, management and law enforcement grounded in a modern understanding of the Canadian justice system.


  • Conducting investigations
  • Collecting forensic evidence
  • Understanding criminal and deviant behaviour
  • Conducting intelligence analysis
  • Canadian criminal justice system
  • Compare criminal justice systems
  • Restorative justice, indigenous issues, and law enforcement in a diverse society

Transferable Skills

  • Conflict resolution, negotiation and mediation
  • Crisis intervention
  • Organizational behaviour
  • Governance and accountability
  • Applied ethics

What You Need to Graduate

Students must successfully complete all 60 credits (20 courses) of the program at a rate of five courses per semester.

Program Format

All courses in the program are offered at JIBC's New Westminster campus.

Upcoming Intakes

There are three intakes each year in January, May, and September. Refer to the Program Applications & Admissions page to check the current dates and deadlines.

Application Fee
Tuition FeeYear 1: $5,777.38
Year 2: $6,543.75
Year 1: $17,332.16
Year 2: $19,631.26

Additional Fees

All full-time international students will be automatically charged for the following services.

~$198.00Temporary medical insurance provided by Guard.Me (charged in the first term only)
~$61.98Student Union fees (charged every term)
~273.00Student Union Health and Dental Plan (charged once a year until graduation)

Note: All costs are approximate and subject to change without prior notice. It does not include additional costs such as textbook costs, accommodation, living expenses and travel/transportation costs.

Textbooks & Supplies

Course manuals are supplied when you attend class. If additional books or other materials are required, you will be advised when you are accepted into the program. Textbooks & other materials cost approximately $750.

STEP ONE - Apply to the Program

Check the program application deadline date.

Apply by registering online at EducationPlannerBC and completing the online program application form.

STEP TWO - Submit Supporting Documents


Required documents should be submitted to the Registration office at admissions@jibc.ca, in-person or by mail:

Admissions Office
Justice Institute of British Columbia
715 McBride Boulevard
New Westminster, BC V3L 5T4

Coloured scanned copies of the required documents should be submitted to the Office of International Affairs at international@jibc.ca.

Visit the How to Apply for International Students page for details about the application process.

Only complete applications will be considered.

Important Dates

Upcoming Application Deadline

Refer to the Program Applications & Admissions page to check the current dates and deadlines. Complete applications must be received no later than the dates posted above. 

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for this program, students are required:

  • To provide proof of completion of an undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada or an equivalent credential from a recognized institution outside of Canada. Credentials from non-Canadian institutions may be required to be evaluated by an external organization such as International Credential Evaluation Services (ICES) or World Education Services (WES). Any related costs for this assessment will be the responsibility of the applicant.  
  • Meet JIBC’s English language proficiency requirements if their undergraduate studies were completed in a language other than English. The minimum requirements are outlined on the English Requirements for International Students page.
  • To provide a coloured copy of the applicant's passport identification page.

Q: Who is eligible to apply for this program?

A: This program is for domestic and international students with an undergraduate degree interested in contributing to society and advancing their career prospects in the fields of justice, law enforcement and security.

Q: What are the employment opportunities for graduates?

A: Market research suggests that job applicants face a reasonable level of competition for employment in the broad field of law enforcement. Our graduates are well prepared and qualified to seek employment in a wide range of law enforcement, regulatory and compliance fields. Those who pursue a law enforcement career are making a difference in a wide range of organizations, agencies and departments. Completion of the program does not guarantee entry into a law enforcement profession. 

Possible career areas include: security and safety, by-law enforcement, gaming investigator, fraud investigator, conservation and fishery officer. Many other career opportunities become available once international students become Permanent Residents, including federal police officer, intelligence officer, municipal police officer, deputy sheriffs and bailiffs, correctional officer, canadian border services agent, probation and parole officers, canadian pacific railway police. Employers in investigation, law enforcement, and regulatory agencies may have extra entry or qualification and training requirements. Nevertheless, we believe that completing this program can become one of the preferred qualifications for such employment.

Q: What is the course schedule for this program? What days and times are the courses?

A: The course schedule for each intake will differ. Generally, students will have one to two courses in one day. Morning courses run from 9:00am-12:00pm, and afternoon courses run from 1:00pm-4:00pm. 

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