This is general law enforcement, crime prevention and investigation work
governed by Title 9, Lummi Nation Code of Laws, Law Enforcement Officers Code. Reserve
Police Officers fulfill the responsibility of the Lummi Indian Business Council to maintain
community safety by working as a police patrol officer, and natural resource officer. Enforce title
10.19, Natural Resources Enforcement Patrol. Reserve Officers are also responsible to protect the
natural resources of the Lummi Nation, through enforcement of Title 10 and Title 13 of the Lummi
Code of Laws, by patrolling, monitoring and contacting members during harvesting efforts and
closed season(s) to detect and/or prevent illegal harvest activities.
The employee occupying the position of this class is responsible for the protection of life and
property through enforcement of Lummi Code of Laws, Titles 5, 6, and other Tribal Codes, statutes
and laws; rendering emergency assistance to the public in a wide variety of situations; patrolling
residential, rural and business areas of the Lummi Indian Reservation, performing standard crime
and accident prevention; identifying and recovering stolen property; investigating traffic accidents
and crime; and deciding whether to arrest or not, as well as when to use force or firearms.
Law enforcement involves personal danger and the employee must exercise individual judgment
and discretion in meeting emergencies and enforcing ordinances and laws. Other duties include
conducting the complete investigation of crimes, and attending court for civil traffic and criminal
Reserve Officers are responsible for the protection of the natural resources of the Lummi Nation
through the enforcement of statutes and laws and patrolling the Tribes usual and accustomed
fishing and hunting areas, by patrol vehicles and vessels, as well as All Terrain Vehicles, etc.
Reserve officers are expected to complete the Reserve Law Enforcement Academy, and all officers
are expected to complete the field training process. Officers are expected to apply formal classroom
training and on the job training experiences to actual work situations. As experience and training
increases, the degree of direct supervision decreases. Assignment and general or special
instructions are received from a superior officer, who reviews work occasionally while it is being
performed, or through records, personal inspection, and discussion.