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Be the one keeping courthouses and the community safe.

CAREER OVERVIEW

Deputy Sheriffs in BC are provincial peace officers who work closely with different partners in the justice system to ensure all levels of courts in the province are operating smoothly and safely.

They provide protective services for the judiciary, crown, defence, public, and court staff, as well as all participants in the system. Deputy Sheriffs work to provide a safe environment in all court locations in BC while participating in or delivering justice services for the province.

Responsibilities

  • Ensuring the safety of the courts and its users
  • Coordinating court appearances, including high-security situations
  • Providing ground and air prisoner escorts 
  • Managing courthouse detention cellblocks 
  • Jury management, selection and sequestering 
  • Intelligence gathering and risk assessment 
  • Document and Canada wide warrant services 
  • Assisting the coroner’s court

CAREER PROSPECTS

The British Columbia Sheriff Service (BCSS) offers full-time employment that provides favourable work-life balance. Job opportunities are in the Lower Mainland with other potential opportunities in the North, Interior, and Vancouver land regions.

For more information about the career prospects for sheriffs, visit the BC Sheriff Services webpage

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent physical and mental health
  • Demonstrate strong personal integrity
  • Numerical ability
  • Manual dexterity

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

For the latest information about the minimum requirements to become a deputy sheriff in BC, visit the BC Sheriff Services webpage

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The British Columbia Sheriff Service (BCSS) offers full-time employment that provides favourable work-life balance. Job opportunities are in the Lower Mainland with other potential opportunities in the North, Interior, and Vancouver land regions.