Become a Sheriff

BC Sheriff Services (BCSS) is a division of the Court Services Branch in the Ministry of Justice. BCSS offers exciting careers in a law enforcement environment in 44 court locations throughout the province.

Deputy Sheriffs 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 coordinate appearances, enforce court orders, execute arrest warrants, are involved in jury selection and sequestering, as well as provide for various document services. Deputy Sheriffs also: provide intelligence and risk assessment services; train, plan, prepare and execute high security appearances and transports; as well as provide protective services for the judiciary, crown, defence, public, court staff, and all participants in the system so they may work in a safe environment while participating in or delivering justice related services for the province.

Deputy Sheriffs work under the provincially-mandated British Columbia Emergency Response Management System (BCERMS) when planning and delivering security for high security and high-profile trials.

Responsibilities include:

  • Intelligence gathering
  • Providing for the safety of the courts and its users
  • Ground and air prisoner escorts
  • Jail and jury management
  • Document and Canada wide warrant services
  • Assisting the coroner's court

Defined as a Peace Officer within the Criminal Code, you will be required to be physically fit, pass firearms training annually and force options training every two years.

Last updated January 9, 2019