Office of the Sheriff


Under the authority of the Judicature Act, (section 77), Sheriffs provide for the safety and security of the participants in the judicial system at the Nunavut Court of Justice, both at the Nunavut Justice Centre in Iqaluit as well as circuit courts to other communities throughout the territory.


Court Security Duties


Sheriffs provide security services for the Nunavut Court of Justice throughout the territory of Nunavut, as well as planning for and staffing high-security trials.


The Office of the Sheriff oversees the jury administration and selection process for criminal and civil trials which includes summoning jurors.


The Office of the Sheriff also supplies protection services and jury administration for Coroners inquiries in Nunavut.


Civil Enforcement Duties


The Office of the Sheriff is also responsible for carrying out requests for the execution of Seizures and Evictions by order of the Court.


The Office of the Sheriff serves legal orders of the Court such as Writs of Execution, Writs of Possession, Orders of Seizure and Sale, Statements of Claim and Petitions for Divorce.


The Sheriff’s office employees and contracts Bailiff’s throughout the territory to assist with the service of legal documents as well as providing assistance to the Office of the Sheriff when required.

Deputy Sheriff


Deputy Sheriffs provide security in the courtroom, courthouse and holding cells, summons and administer juries, arrange for transportation and transport of prisoners in custody, serve court documents, execute court orders involving arrest, provide services to the Office of the Chief Coroner and performs other duties. 


In the course of their work, sheriffs interact daily with a variety of clients, stakeholders and justice partners.  This includes accused persons, the judiciary, legal counsel, law enforcement agencies, victims, their families and members of the public.

Sheriff’s office contact information:

Office of the Sheriff

P.O. Box 297

Iqaluit, Nunavut

X0A 0H0

Phone: 1-867-975-6103

Toll free: 1-866-286-0546

Fax: 1-867-975-6168

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