October 14, 2016 - 6:30 PM
KAMLOOPS - A group of new sheriffs will be assigned to cities across the province, including Kamloops.
A news release says the government is adding 23 new deputy sheriffs who start work next week across the province. The sheriffs received their badges yesterday, Oct. 13, at the Justice Institute of B.C. after four months of training.
They learned use-of-force techniques and firearms use, the release says.
"The recruits learned the skills necessary for courthouse and courtroom security, jury management and the escort of those in custody," Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone says in the release.
Once they're in their new locations, the sheriffs will patrol the courthouses and provide security for the people in them including judges, court workers, legal professionals and the public.
“Our sheriffs dedicate themselves to the protection of our citizens and work hard to ensure the safe, smooth operation of our courts," Stone says in the release. "On behalf of our community, I would like to thank our new deputy sheriff for her commitment to public service, and to welcome her to Kamloops.”
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