Port Angeles, WA
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
Salary: $-$


POSITION STATUS: Permanent-Full time-Full Benefits


WORK SCHEDULE: Varies-working hours must have flexibility

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

Job Description


Employees in this classification are charged with law enforcement/investigation responsibilities, and provide law enforcement/investigation services to the citizens and visitors of the Lower Elwha Tribal Community. This may include either uniformed, plain clothes, or special detail assignments. Area of responsibilities may include the standard boundaries of the Tribal Community and additional areas as dictated by need, and assignment. Work under the direction of the Chief of Police or Sergeant who reviews on an occasional basis for the overall effectiveness of compliance with policies, tribal, state and federal laws.


  • Enforce tribal laws and ordinances.
  • Respond to citizen requests for assistance.
  • Arrest criminal code violators.
  • Monitor vehicle traffic on highways and roads within the tribal jurisdiction.
  • Investigate vehicle accidents.
  • Write reports, citations, document and maintain files, including using computers for reporting and retrieval.
  • Execute evictions and repossessions.
  • Transport inmates and juveniles to and from correctional facilities and court.
  • Search prisoner for weapons and contraband.
  • Acquire, execute and return warrants and search warrants.
  • Collect and process evidence.
  • Participation on special teams.
  • Answer telephone and letter requests from attorneys, plaintiffs and tribal court officer.
  • Testify in court.
  • Operate vehicles and other equipment, including firearms, during hours of work.
  • Intervene in domestic and mental health disturbances.
  • Maintain prompt and regular attendance.
  • Perform other work relevant to job duties as required.


  • Must possess valid Washington State driver license.
  • High school diploma.
  • Pass background investigation, psychological exam, medical exam and polygraph.
  • No misdemeanor convictions within one year of hire date, with the exception of minor traffic offenses.
  • No Domestic Violence convictions that would prevent the applicant from carrying a Firearm under Federal or Washington State Law.
  • Must not have been convicted of any federal felony or offense punishable in Washington as a felon.
  • Excellent intrapersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently as a cooperative member of a team.
  • Ability to handle stress in a positive manner.
  • Knowledge and understanding of client confidentiality requirements.
  • Knowledge of Lower Elwha community and resources and the ability to maintain working relationships with other community/external agencies.
  • Willingness to drive in a tribal government vehicle.