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October 31, 2013

JIBC and Canadian Police College Pledge Collaboration

Agreement supports educational needs of Canadian policing community

Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) and Canadian Police College (CPC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on October 23 that commits both organizations to work together to further their common interest for the benefit of students.

This scope of the MOU commits the institutions to pursue:

  • Credit transfer for graduates of CPC Senior Police Administration Course and Executive Development Program into JIBC's Bachelor of Public Safety Administration program and its Graduate Certificate in Public Safety Leadership program;
  • Collaborative programs and projects that provide educational and career laddering opportunities for students;
  • Exchanging information and expertise to strengthen each institution's resources and  expertise;
  • Joint pilot programs and research partnerships.


Dr. Michel Tarko, President, JIBC
"We're building a very productive relationship with Canadian Police College. JIBC has a wealth of experience that comes from being BC's centre of municipal police training since 1978. CPC is a recognized national leader in advanced and specialized training and executive development of the Canadian police community. By sharing that expertise with each other, we'll be better able to support the evolving educational needs of the policing community across Canada. Ultimately this is about continuous improvement in the education and training that is so essential for ensuring that communities are safe and secure."

Cal Corley, Director General, Assistant Commissioner, Canadian Police College
"The police operating environment is increasingly complex in terms of operations, administration, and governance. At the same time, governments and communities are demanding greater responsiveness and accountability from their police services. The police and the police leaders of the future need an amplified set of advanced skills, competencies and knowledge. Increased collaboration between Canadian Police College and Justice Institute of British Columbia will help both institutions evolve and adapt more quickly."

About Canadian Police College

CPC provides advanced and specialized training and executive development to law enforcement officers from all jurisdictions to help them combat crime and increase Canadians' safety. Through its highly trained staff and subject-matter experts, the CPC offers a suite of over 60 advanced and specialized courses and workshops in investigative techniques, technological crime, forensic identification, explosives disposal/investigations, police executive development and professional development for Aboriginal policing. The CPC is a centre of integration: it is one of the few permanent Canadian learning institutions that bring police officers face-to-face from across Canada and around the world. The CPC is a national police service of the RCMP.

About Justice Institute of British Columbia

JIBC is a unique public post-secondary institution focused on public and community safety education and training. JIBC provides specialized programs leading to certificates, diplomas, bachelor's degrees and graduate certificates in Policing, Investigations, Emergency Management, Fire fighting, Paramedicine, Sheriffs, Corrections, Counselling, Leadership, Mediation, Conflict Resolution, and Driver training. JIBC also provides customized contract training to domestic and international governments, agencies and organizations. JIBC emphasizes realistic simulations and applied, hands on education, delivered by seasoned practitioners who share real world knowledge. Every year, approximately 27,000 students study at JIBC. Their work makes communities safer, and helps people in need, throughout BC, across Canada and around the world.

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