Lummi Nation Job Center:
Police Officer-Natural Resources Enforcement 

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Job Title
Police Officer-Natural Resources Enforcement 
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(Until Filled Not Entered)
Job Summary
This is a specialized division of law enforcement, crime prevention and investigation work governed by Title 9, Lummi Nation Code of Laws, Law Enforcement Officers Code. Natural Resource Enforcement Officers fulfill the responsibility of the Lummi Indian Business Council to maintain community safety governed by Title 10.19, Natural Resources Enforcement Patrol. Natural Resource Enforcement Officers are also specifically 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 cases. Natural Resource Enforcement Officers are responsible for maintaining and keeping Natural Resource Enforcement equipment, patrol vehicles, off-road vehicles, trailers, and patrol vessels in good repair. Natural Resource Enforcement 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. Entry-level officers are expected to complete the Basic Law Enforcement Academy, and all officers are expected to complete the field training process, and the Washington State Equivalency Academy, if necessary. 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 the Natural Resource Enforcement Sergeant, who reviews work occasionally while it is being performed, or through records, personal inspection, and discussion.

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