BCGEU acknowledges the vital work that of members in Sheriff Services, the province’s oldest law enforcement agency.
In 1857 Governor James Douglas appointed Andrew Muir as the province’s first Peace Officer for the colony of Vancouver Island. In 1974, the province consolidated County Sheriffs and brought them under the Ministry of the Attorney General.
Sheriffs are a familiar in the court room, but their roles are not commonly understood. Our members in Sheriff Services provide a wide range of services.
Some of the duties include:
Today, the BCGEU proudly recognizes 160 years of Sheriff Services.