New warden for Kent Institution

District of Kent maximum security prison gets first South-Asian woman appointed as warden in CSC

Kent Institution welcomed a new warden March 2.

Bobbi Sandhu began her career in  Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) in 1988 in administrative support at Matsqui Institution. She has worked at three institutions and at both the regional and national level.

Sandhu has held various positions with increasing responsibility and accountability including: Correctional Officer 1 and 2, Parole Officer, Recruitment Officer, Project Officer Security, National Manager of Audits, Regional Administrator Security, Assistant Warden Operations, Deputy Warden, Director Operations Women Offenders, Director Interventions, and Warden Ferndale Institution.

Throughout her career, Sandhu has demonstrated a strong commitment to learning and development. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and a Master of Arts In Criminal Justice from the University of the Fraser Valley, and is a graduate of CSC’s Leadership Development Program.

Sandhu has been the Acting Warden of Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford, BC since November, 2012 and she is proud to be the first South-Asian Woman to be appointed as Warden in CSC.