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Police Officer

Company: the Chickasaw Nation
Location: Thackerville
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

CHICKASAW NATION Job Description Department: Lighthorse Police (CLEET certified officers only) Division: Tribal Law Enforcement Job Title: Police Officer Supervision Received: Under the direct supervision of the first line supervisor of their assigned precinct. Supervision Exercised: None. General Definition: The incumbent is assigned to the Chickasaw Nation Lighthorse Police Department. Duties include conducting patrols of the Chickasaw Nation facilities to enforce laws and rules and provide protection for individuals and property within the Chickasaw Nation properties.The incumbent independently performs complete police and investigative work and carries out the successive steps and handles problems and deviations in accordance with instruction, policies, previous training, or accepted practices. Independently initiates appropriate interaction with federal, state and local agencies to obtain information and/or assist in accomplishing assignments. If the case turns out to be unusually complicated or controversial, the supervisor provides specific advice and guidance on the problem area. Completed work, including investigative reports and files are reviewed for technical soundness, completeness and conformity to program requirements. Essential Job Functions: As a law enforcement officer of the Chickasaw Nation, subject to the criminal jurisdiction of the Chickasaw Nation service area, and their jurisdictions with which the Nation enters into cross deputization agreements, incumbent performs a range of police duties requiring development of police knowledge and skills, which requires independent judgment and on-the-spot decisions. Duties include the following:1. Responds to calls for service concerning criminal and civil complaints, general public service calls, misdemeanors and felonies under Chickasaw Tribal Laws, local, state and federal laws. Among the most serious types of criminal activity dealt with are: burglary, robbery, larceny, automatic theft, assault, rape and homicide. Must deal with the full range of possible human actions. Must pursue, apprehend and disarm suspected criminals.2. Investigates, apprehends, arrest, and detains all person charged with violation of Chickasaw Tribal Laws, U.S. Title 18 Chapters 1152. 1153, 1164 and 1165; Federal, State and tribal game and fishing laws; and State statutes that may be applicable within Indian Country.3. Responds to calls concerning emergencies such as traffic accidents, confrontations, altercations and disorderly conduct.4. Maintains law and order within the area of assignments by patrolling in a patrol vehicle investigating suspicious situations, and taking action as appropriate.5. Where serious crimes or personal injury traffic accidents are involved, determines necessary action, notifies appropriate authorities, safeguards scenes, identifies and obtains information from witnesses, and operates other equipment, which calls for fully developed police skills.6. Performs such assignments as participating in night surveillance in high crime areas, participating in traffic and crowd control activities as pow wows and religious ceremonies. Utilizes breath-analyzer to determine degree of intoxication of drivers, and prepares and submits reports of incidents or traffic accidents, daily and weekly activities, and narratives and statistical reports as required.7. Make arrests in cases of crimes personally witnessed; transports arrestee to appropriate authority for booking or formal charging; serves local, state, federal or tribal warrants, subpoenas and other court papers; testifies at hearings as a witness in Federal, State, local or tribal courts as required.8. Incumbent will aggressively enforce all laws and regulations within his/her authority related to possession, use, distribution, trafficking and manufacture of controlled substances.9. Administers first aid when necessary, including use of oxygen, CPR and other equipment and techniques as appropriate.10. Serves as training officer as directed, providing indoctrination and instruction to law enforcement personnel.11. Performs, often independently, investigative work which may extend over several days to several weeks. Such investigative work is frequently undertaken, because of presence at remote crime scenes.12. Required to utilize the Protocol and Style Manual when preparing written and email correspondences.13. Performs all other duties as assigned. Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: 1. Comprehensive knowledge of police methods and procedures, techniques used in police work such as investigation of misdemeanors and minor felonies, traffic control, crowd control, and unarmed defense procedures.2. Practical knowledge of standard procedures used with criminal investigation and analysis methods, principles, and practices and skill in applying this knowledge to conducting long-term investigations.3. Thorough and complete understanding of the applicable Federal, State and Chickasaw Tribal laws and customs; fish and game laws appropriate to the location; jurisdictional laws, rules, and relationship in Indian Country (the area served, and differences with respect to other States and tribes); and laws applicable to specific areas, incidents and individuals.4. Skill in obtaining information by thorough questioning of individuals, searching records and use of other means to locate and apprehend suspected violators.5. Knowledge of proper law enforcement procedures, including methods of searching, seizing, arresting, and self-defense.6. Thorough knowledge of the Constitutional protection afforded individuals including rules concerning search, seizure, questioning or arrest; the difference between felonies and misdemeanors and between criminal and civil infractions; and the procedures for handling suspects.7. Thorough knowledge of the basic principles and techniques of investigating; skill in conducting interviews and interrogation techniques; recognizing, collecting, and preserving physical evidence; detecting discrepancies in information; dealing with emergency situations; and preparing reports.8. Ability to analyze evaluate, and organize information for the preparation of oral and written technical briefings and reports.9. Skill in developing interpersonal relationships, maintaining good working relationships, and working cooperatively as a member of the precinct.10. Skill in utilizing the various law enforcement, social services, and tribal agencies in the prevention of crime. Training and Experience: Bachelor degree preferred but not required and a minimum of two years specialized experience in Indian law preferred. Must have completed or be willing to attend the 16 week training program at the Indian Police Academy located in Artesia, New Mexico or the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training in Ada, OK. Must successfully complete training as a requirement to maintain employment. Experienced officers may apply for waiver only depending on experience and relevant training. Licenses and Certificates: The incumbent is required to operate a motor vehicle in performance of work. Must be a capable and competent driver with a good driving record, and must possess a valid Oklahoma driver's license. Must have and maintain a clean record, with no convictions for felonies or qualifying misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence which would prohibit receipt or possession of firearms or ammunition, and misdemeanors in any jurisdiction that do not categorize serious crimes as felonies. Must have or be able to obtain First Responders CPR/First Aid Certification. Must be able to pass a complete background investigation. Must obtain and maintain a Bureau of Indian Affairs commission.Job Type: Full-timeBenefits: 401(k) Dental insurance Health insurance Paid time off Vision insuranceEducation: Bachelor's (Preferred)License/Certification: CLEET certification (Required) Driver's License (Required) CPR/First Aid certification (Preferred)Work Location: One location

Keywords: the Chickasaw Nation, Denton , Police Officer, Other , Thackerville, Texas

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