This is general law enforcement, crime prevention and investigation work governed
by Title 9, Lummi Nation Code of Laws, Law Enforcement Officers Code. Police Officers fulfill the
responsibility of the Lummi Indian Business Council to maintain community safety.
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.
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 a superior officer, who reviews work occasionally while it is being performed, or through records, personal inspection, and discussion.