Bylaw Enforcement Officer 1


The Bylaw Enforcement Officer Level 1 course will teach students about the court system in B.C. and Canada, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, privacy legislation, human rights, the rules of evidence, civil/criminal liability, the Criminal Code of Canada, and federal, provincial and municipal legislation, including various local government statutes. Students will also learn note taking, report writing, statement taking and interviewing skills, as well as relevant communication and active listening skills.

Career Opportunities

A Bylaw Enforcement Officer is usually an employee of a municipality or regional district that performs administrative, inspectional and regulatory work to enforce bylaws relating to property use, buildings, parking, business regulations, animal control, zoning, noise, sign, etc. Candidates can expect to earn $25+ per hour and enjoy work both inside and outside of the office.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the Bylaw Enforcement Officer Level 1 course the successful student will develop and demonstrate ability to:

  • Complete concise, accurate notes in a notebook
  • Interview witness/accused and complete a statement
  • Apply active listening skills when taking a statement or diffuse a tense situation
  • Apply the relevant law during their course of duty at a municipal level

Admissions Requirement

  • Minimum 18 years of age or out of school for a minimum of 1 year.


Offered at both Kelowna and Surrey campus.


Contact Focus College for pricing.


One week – 40 hours.

Any supplies will be provided by the College.

  • On campus delivery.
  • Students must obtain 70% or higher on the quizzes and reviews and must also demonstrate to the instructor that the concepts have been understood.

Bylaw Enforcement Officer 2

Once you've taken level 1 of your Bylaw program you can move onto level 2.


  • Communication / active listening 
  • Investigational procedures 
  • Interviewing, statement taking 
  • Notes and notebooks 
  • Report writing 
  • The court system in BC / Canada 
  • The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms 
  • Privacy legislation 
  • Human rights 
  • Rules of evidence  
  • Civil / criminal liability 
  • Due diligence 
  • Federal, provincial, municipal legislation 
  • Various statutes, including Local Government Act, Municipalities Act, Police Act, Community Charter
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