Law Enforcement – Police Officer

Tacoma, WA
Puyallup Tribe of Indians


  • Entry: $40.94 / hour.
  • Lateral: $43.40 / hour.

Position Summary:

Responsible for the enforcement of all tribal laws and regulations which shall include both land and marine areas which are under tribal jurisdiction. The police officer should possess understanding of sovereignty, tribal regulations and the need for their enforcement.

Essential Functions:

  1. Works in partnership to build positive relationships with the community and other agencies to solve law enforcement issues and to improve the quality of life for the Puyallup Tribe of Indians and its residents.
  2. Patrols an assigned area of the reservation in a patrol vehicle, a motorcycle, marine vessel or bicycle, during an assigned shift, to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crimes, and to enforce civil regulations.
  3. Answers both emergency and non-emergency calls and complaints involving fire, traffic accidents, domestic situations, robberies and other misdemeanors, and other disturbances and answers felony calls and takes necessary police action.
  4. Conducts preliminary investigations at crime scenes and accidents, gathers evidence, locates and questions witnesses.
  5. Testifies as a witness in court.
  6. Interviews witnesses and/or complainants; collects material evidence and performs crime scene work; performs surveillance; apprehends, interviews, and arrests suspects; prepares and submits accurate reports and keeps detailed incident logs; assists other jurisdictions and agencies; participates in undercover investigations of narcotics, gambling, vice and other activities, violations and crimes; may be called on at any time for emergency duties.
  7. Maintains confidentiality so as not to jeopardize on-going cases.
  8. Must be able to quickly assess situations in accordance with operating rules, regulations and laws while considering the needs of the community in order to protect the health and safety of the public, other officers and himself/herself.
  9. Performs hunting patrols and patrols of seasonal fireworks areas or other events/activities. May work marine or hunting patrols including ensuring that shellfish divers are in compliance with shellfish code through quarterly Urine Analysis.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Must have a valid, unrestricted driver’s license and be insurable.
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age upon hire.
  • Must have or qualify for a valid Washington State Concealed weapons permit.
  • Must be able to pass a drug screen prior to hire and randomly throughout employment which includes: Amphetamines, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Cocaine, Marijuana, Methadone, Methaqualone, Opiates, PCP, and Propoxyphene.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.