Previous Posts(0)
September 2018 (5)
August 2018 (15)
July 2018 (6)
June 2018 (16)
May 2018 (6)
April 2018 (9)
March 2018 (12)
February 2018 (6)
January 2018 (5)
December 2017 (9)
November 2017 (10)
October 2017 (6)
September 2017 (13)
August 2017 (6)
July 2017 (6)
June 2017 (11)
May 2017 (12)
April 2017 (6)
March 2017 (12)
February 2017 (15)
January 2017 (12)
December 2016 (9)
November 2016 (9)
October 2016 (10)
September 2016 (6)
August 2016 (11)
July 2016 (5)
June 2016 (8)
May 2016 (12)
April 2016 (7)
March 2016 (19)
February 2016 (14)
January 2016 (14)
December 2015 (10)
November 2015 (11)
October 2015 (11)
Blog Topics(0)
Records 1 to 1 of 1
Partnership makes it possible to pursue degree in Law Enforcement Studies
Okanagan College Media Release

Interested in a degree in Law Enforcement Studies?

The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) and Okanagan College are teaming up to offer two information sessions in Penticton on Feb. 24 that will outline student options for the baccalaureate program.

In 2015, the two public post-secondary institutions announced a partnership that will see the degree program offered at Okanagan College’s Penticton campus. Students can take the College’s two-year Criminal and Social Justice program and then ladder into the third year of the JIBC’s Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies (BLES) degree program, offered in Penticton. The first intake into the third year of the BLES will be in September, 2016.

The first information session is at 1 p.m. on Feb. 24, while a second session will be held at 5:30 p.m.

“There is a great deal of excitement about this option, not just among current and prospective students of our Criminal and Social Justice Diploma program, but also among many of the alumni of the program,” explains Donna Lomas, Okanagan College’s Regional Dean for the South Okanagan Similkameen.

“Given the development of the prison in Oliver, and the ongoing human resource needs of various agencies across the country, this degree program is a good choice for those whose goal is a career in law enforcement,” explains Shaun Machesny, JIBC’s Co-ordinator for the Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies.

The option of laddering into the degree program is open to other students who have completed undergraduate diplomas, but those students should consult the JIBC calendar or education advisors.

“A good place to start would be at the information sessions,” explains Machesny.

To register, or for more information about the sessions, call 250 492-4305 or visit For more information about the program