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Court Liaison Officer
Court Liaison Officer

Court Liaison Officer

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $64,500–$71,700 a year
Location : British Columbia

Full Description

Posting Number

Position Title
Court Liaison Officer

Job Classification
Court Liaison Officer

No. of Staff Required

Job Type
Full Time

Corporate & Protective Services

Police Services

Job Summary/Basic Function
The Court Liaison Officer is the liaison between the RCMP, Provincial and Federal Crown Counsel, all stakeholders of the Criminal Justice System, Municipal Employees, Other Federal and Provincial Agencies and the general public. This position is accountable for the quality assurance of all Reports to Crown Counsel; ensuring paperwork is processed in a timely manner for in-custody prisoners and to capture the disposition in the court file and on the accused person’s fingerprints.

1. Liaison between RCMP, Crown Counsel, Court Services, Municipal Employees, other agencies and general public:

  • Attend regular court user meetings with Senior Judges, Crown Counsel, Court Services, Corrections, Sheriffs and Defense Counsel to discuss and develop policies and resolve issues.
  • Attend regular meetings with RCMP Senior Management Team (SMT) and Crown Counsel to review and develop policies and procedures.

2. Ensure the timely attendance of prisoners in court:

  • Liaise with City cells, Sheriffs and Crown Counsel to ensure prisoners are transported to court in a timely manner (ensure no breaches of the Charter of Rights and eliminating possible civil ramifications or potential negative outcome of Criminal Proceedings).
  • Follow-up with Crown Counsel on the charge approval process and swear Informations before the Justice of Peace.

3. Quality Assurance:

  • Review Reports to Crown Counsel submitted by RCMP members to ensure legality, accuracy and promptness.
  • Maintain a diary date system to ensure all court files are reviewed once submitted to Crown Counsel.
  • Ensure dispositions are completed; fingerprints are forwarded to Ottawa for registration of criminal convictions.
  • Ensuring CPIC entries are valid.

4. Training and Development:

  • Create and maintain training packages for RCMP cadets
  • Instruct RCMP cadets and newly transferred members of the RCMP on local Detachment and Crown Counsel policies and procedures
  • Lecture at RCMP training days on PRIME (Police Records Information Management Environment), JUSTIN (Provincial Records Management system shared by Police, Courts & Crown Counsel), Crown Counsel policies and requirements

This position requires a law enforcement background and/or extensive experience in a policing environment, sound knowledge of the Criminal Code of Canada, Youth Criminal Justice Act, Federal, Provincial and Municipal Statutes and maintains currency on case law. Understand the paper flow systems of the Courts and RCMP and have operational experience in JUSTIN (Provincial records management system shared by Courts, Police and Crown Counsel). Knowledge and practical experience in PIRS (Police Information Retrieval System), PRIME (Police Records Information Management Environment), CPIC (Canadian Police Information Centre), OSR (Operation Statistical Reporting) and UCR (Uniform Crime Reporting).

Skills & Abilities:
Responsibility/Accountability, Professional Credibility, Technical Expertise, Service Excellence, Problem Solving, Conflict Resolution, Communication Excellence, Team Building, Innovation, Decision Making, Leadership, Project Management, Financial/Administrative Accountability. Analytical, organizational and computer skills. Ability to concentrate on complex files with frequent interruptions. Ability to work in an adversarial climate with both internal and external clients. Must obtain and maintain a RCMP security clearance and BC Provincial Special Constable Appointment.

Posting Date

Closing Date

Special Instructions to Applicants
We offer progressive employment practices and a great work environment. This is an exempt position that offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
The City of Kelowna has a COVID vaccination policy that requires all staff to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire and ongoing employment. Candidates who are unable to be vaccinated due to medical or religious grounds (or some other reason protected by the BC Human Rights Code) can request an accommodation.

Employee Group

Pay Rate
$64,500 to $71,700

Days of Work
Monday to Sunday

Hours of Work
6 am to 2 pm/7 am to 3 pm/8 am to 4 pm/10 am to 6 pm OR
5 am to 4 pm/8 am to 7 pm (4 on / 4 off) OR
5 am to 2:45 pm/6 am to 3:45/7 am to 4:45/10:15 am to 7 pm (compressed work week)

Standard Hours per Day

Work Location

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $64,500.00-$71,700.00 per year