Lateral Police Officer

Lateral Police Officer

Req No:
Tribal Police
Closing Date:
July 12, 2020



The Tulalip Tribes publicly announces that Native Preference to hiring shall apply to the Tulalip Tribal job opportunities



Department: Tulalip Police Department


Job Summary:  Serves as a guardian and protector of the Tulalip community, provides community oriented policing and problem solving strategies while serving the residents and visitors of the Tulalip Reservation. Patrols within the exterior boundaries of the reservation, prevents crime, and enforces Tribal, State, and Federal Laws.  Conducts thorough and objective criminal investigations, solves crimes, uses judgement to determine probable causes for arrests, writes complete and well documented incident reports using correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Writes search warrant affidavits, serves search warrants, collects evidence, serves criminal summons, issue traffic citations. Conducts interviews with victims, witnesses, suspects, obtaining statements, and documenting interviews in reports.  Participates in community service-crime prevention and youth programs.  Provide support and back-up to other Tribal, City, County, State, and Federal agencies, as well as Tribal Gaming Agents and other Tribal programs. Demonstrates cultural competency and a commitment to upholding Tulalip Tribal Sovereignty, Treaty Rights, Tribal Constitution, Tribal laws and ordinances.


Compensation: $DOE


Education Required

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent required
  • College level course work is preferred


Minimum Related Experience

  • Must have completed either the Bureau of Indian Affairs Police Academy or a recognized state law enforcement academy with ability to become a certified tribal law enforcement officer in the state of Washington.
  • Successfully passed and completed a basic law enforcement academy recognized by the Department required
  • Successfully pass the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Equivalency requirements (required of out of state lateral officer candidates.).
  • Work experience in Tribal government, assisting the public, youth services, customer service, security, problem solving, is preferred


Skills Testing

  • Written Essay


Required Licenses/Certifications/Other

  • Must have and maintain a valid WA State Driver’s License and must adhere to the Tribal Insurance Policy. (Abstract Required)
  • Must have current First Aid and CPR certifications. *If applicant does not meet this requirement, employer will allow six (6) months from hire date to obtain as a condition of employment.
  • The Tulalip Tribes requires different levels of pre-employment background screening for all positions. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of these background checks. Must pass a criminal background investigation, national check on fingerprints, WASIC, and NCIC records.
  • Must successfully pass a polygraph exam administered by a polygraph examiner designated by TPD.
  • Must successfully pass a psychological evaluation by a psychologist designated by TPD.
  • Must successfully pass a medical evaluation by a doctor designated by TPD.
  • Must be a United States Citizen or an enrolled member of a Federally Recognized Tribe.
  • Must not have been arrested for, or convicted of, any crime of violence of which any disposition exist except not guilty.
  • Must not have been convicted of any felony crime nor domestic violence.
  • Must not have any restrictions on your ability to carry or use a firearm, such as being named as a respondent on a protection order, restraining order, or anti-harassment order.


Terms of Employment: This is a Full Time position.