Williams Lake among B.C. communities getting an additional sheriff

Williams Lake among B.C. Communities that will be receiving an additional full-time sheriff.

  • Dec. 8, 2012 10:00 a.m.

Williams Lake is among four communities in the province that has received an additional full-time sheriff. The new sheriff began work on Sept. 4, comes with previous law enforcement training, and means there are five sheriffs serving the court house in Williams Lake.

Prince George, Nelson and Terrace also have an additional full-time sheriff, while the Lower Mainland will obtain nine auxiliary sheriffs.

Thirteen new deputy sheriffs have been added to the ranks of the B.C. Sheriff Service, helping to fulfill government’s commitment to strengthen the court system, announced Minister of Justice and Attorney General Shirley Bond in a press release Saturday.

Over the past two years, B.C.’s sheriff service has grown by 15 per cent, increasing the number of sheriffs serving British Columbians from 465 to 533. The addition of 13 new deputy sheriffs brings the total to 36 hired this year.

The deputy sheriffs graduated last month from the sheriff academy at the Justice Institute of BC (JIBC) in New Westminster, where they received extensive training for their role in the safe and orderly operation of court proceedings.

Sheriffs and deputy sheriffs work in 45 courthouses and 44 circuit courts in communities throughout the province. Their main responsibilities include providing prisoner escorts between courthouses, correctional centres and police lock-up facilities. They help provide courthouse and courtroom security, including the management of courthouse lock-up facilities, help with jury management and providing protection services to government, as well as threat assessment to ministries.

 

Just Posted

Fire claims two historic buildings in downtown Williams Lake

Several other businesses damaged by water used to fight the blaze

Update: Firefighters battle blaze in downtown Williams Lake

Diamonds and Dust Entertainment Lounge destroyed by fire, crews on scene

Air quality back to low risk in Williams Lake after firefighters extinguish downtown building fires

Crews continue to clean up after fire destroyed two downtown businesses

Gilbert, Drynock charged with first degree murder of Branton Regner

The accused also face two counts of attempted murder in connection with Rudy Johnson Bridge incident

Looking back and moving forward: Legion set to celebrate 85 years

In September, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139, Williams Lake, celebrates its 85th anniversary.

VIDEO: B.C.’s famous cat Grandpa Mason has died

The story of the feral cat that started fostering kittens touched people around the world

PHOTOS: Young protesters in B.C. and beyond demand climate change action

Many of the protesters were children and youth who skipped school to take part in the demonstrations.

Trudeau seeks meeting with Singh to apologize for blackface, brownface photos

‘I will be apologizing to him personally as a racialized Canadian,’ Trudeau said Friday

Charges stayed against Alberta RCMP officer in alleged off-duty Whistler assault

Const. Vernon Hagen instead completed an alternative measures program

Second bat found at Greater Victoria elementary school tests positive for rabies

Island Health confirms second rabies case, this time in Saanich

B.C. man guilty of first-degree murder in Yukon killing

Edward James Penner, 22, was given the mandatory life sentence for the 2017 slaying of 25-year-old Adam Cormack

Woman stabbed at least five times in Nelson during random attack

Victim is in hospital, suspect is in police custody

Victoria man spots online photo of his totem pole 11 years after it was stolen

Mark Trueman restored the pole himself before it was stolen off of his property in Duncan

‘I’d do it again,’ says B.C. man who swam naked, drunk in Toronto shark tank

David Weaver, of Nelson, was drunk when he went to Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto on Oct. 12 2018

Most Read