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Police Officer, Full Time

Location: FDL Law Enforcement
Supervisor: Chief Law Enforcement Officer
Closing Date: June 25, 2018

General Summary:

To enforce traffic regulations of the Fond du Lac Band, respond to domestic situations, and to serve in a general peacekeeping capacity. To deter crime and enhance public safety through community involvement, the enforcement of laws, and by providing support and assistance during emergency or crisis situations.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Functional Areas:
    • Deter crime and enhance public safety through community involvement. a. Patrol a designated district by various means, including foot, car, ATV, etc. b. Observe persons, places and property. c. Learn names and personal characteristics of people living in the district assigned. d. Understand normal situations in order to identify when something is abnormal. e. Identify and mediate disputes before they escalate into violations of the law. f. Identify situations that require more intensive intervention by community agencies and follow through. g. Identify, report, and/or correct hazards to public safety. h. Provide services for public convenience. i. Monitor and enforce compliance with laws. j. Direct traffic. k. Facilitate access to community resources. l. Establish and maintain respectful relationships with the general public, especially those in the assigned district. m. Maintain a positive, visible law enforcement presence in the community. n. Represent the Department at community meetings. o. Meet with victims to help rebuild their feeling of personal security.
    • Identify, apprehend, and assist in the prosecution of suspected violators of the law. a. Respond to and document reports of crime. b. Stop, detain, identify, and search persons suspected of criminal activity. c. Plan, conduct, coordinate, and document investigations of possible criminal activity. d. Interview, question, and/or interrogate victims/complainants, witnesses, informants, and suspects of possible criminal activity. e. Transcribe notes and recordings into formal written reports. f. Collect and preserve evidence. g. Coordinate case preparation with assigned prosecutors, law enforcement, and other personnel. h. Execute search and/or arrest warrants, using only the appropriate level of physical force necessary. i. Testify in court. j. Refer victims/complaints to appropriate service agencies. k. Gather intelligence and other information relating to possible criminal activity. l. Conduct surveillance operations. m. Administer specialized tests to determine illegal drug or alcohol consumption.
    • Respond to non-emergency, emergency, and crisis situations. a. Establish control during unusual incidents or civil disorders. b. Assist in calming neighborhood and family disputes. c. Administer first aid to the injured.
    • Perform other related duties as required. a. Instruct entry-level personnel as Field Training Officer. b. Participate in special operations unit as assigned. c. Acquire and maintain specialized knowledge or skill areas. d. Instruct other during training sessions, classes, and group meetings. e. Analyze, organize, and present intelligence and other information relating to suspected criminal activity. f. Reconstruct incidents using mathematical, computer, and other techniques. g. Lead tours of Department facilities. h. Conduct classes on safety-related issues for the public. i. Respond to requests for speakers on Department issues before community groups.
  • Displays a responsive and professional manner in solving all requests, complaints, and problems.
  • Maintains a clean and organized work area.
  • Represents the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the department in a positive and professional manner in the community.
  • Recognizes that employees have certain personal responsibilities which affect the operational efficiency of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.
  • Required to maintain proper attendance and reports to work on time in accordance with Reservation Business Committee policy.
  • Recognizes that each employee is a representative of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and is responsible for demonstrating courtesy, respect, and sensitivity to the needs of every person including visitors and co-workers.
  • Due to changes and modifications in the job from time to time, employees are required to be flexible and assume other responsibilities assigned by management as management sees the necessity. Some assignments may not be listed on this description.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must meet the medical standards and possess the physical abilities to perform in the function areas listed and in the ability requirements listed.
  • Ability to pass an annual physical examination.

Position Qualifications:

  • Education and Experience: Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: a. Possess a valid license for Peace Officer in the State of Minnesota; or b. Have the status of “eligible to be licensed” as defined by the Minnesota P.O.S.T. Board; or c. Have completed basic requirements in another state and be considered eligible by the Minnesota P.O.S.T. Board; or d. Be considered an exception to all of the above options and eligible by the Minnesota P.O.S.T. Board; or e. Apply to or be certified by the United States Indian Police Academy, Basic Police Training Program within one year of hire.
  • Possess a valid Minnesota Class “C” driver’s license or equivalent, and be insurable, by date of employment and thereafter.
  • Knowledge: a. Knowledge of tribal, federal and state laws and their interpretations relative to the performance of duties. b. Knowledge of procedural issues in detaining and apprehending suspects. c. Knowledge of geographical and cultural aspects of the Fond du Lac Reservation. d. Knowledge of Departmental policies and procedures. e. Knowledge of available support and governmental agencies and the services they provide. f. Knowledge of radio communication procedures. g. Knowledge of procedures and techniques for legally and safely detaining, searching, and arresting suspects. h. Knowledge of procedures and techniques for collecting, marking, and preserving evidence.
  • Skill: a. Skill in accurately observing, perceiving, and recalling persons, places, objects and incidents. b. c. Skill in clearly, concisely, and accurately describing observations in oral and written form. d. Skill in operating a motor vehicle in a safe, defensive manner, occasionally at high speeds under emergency conditions. e. Skill in recognizing potential hazards. f. Skill in questioning, interviewing, and interrogating suspects, witnesses, and informants. g. Skill in securing and searching crime scenes for the purpose of obtaining evidence. h. Skill in applying first aid or medical attention to injured persons. i. Skill in analyzing situations, making appropriate decisions based on limited information and taking effective action. j. Skill in communicating to exchange or convey information; or give instructions. k. Skill in executing defensive techniques in perilous situations. l. Skill in the use of firearms and other protective tools and devices. m. Skill in speaking before groups.
  • Ability: a. Ability to form respectful relationships with people. b. Ability to maintain a professional and business-like demeanor, even during stressful and adverse situations. c. Ability to maintain and use patrol equipment. d. Ability to remain alert while seated on patrol for long period of time. e. Ability to write legibly. f. Ability to sketch a diagram and photograph crime scenes and traffic accidents. g. Ability to take accurate measurements. h. Ability to use both digital and analog mobile communications equipment. i. Ability to act decisively and forcefully at appropriate times. j. Ability to understand, implements, and gives oral instructions. k. Ability to pursue and arrest a suspect over varied and demanding terrain. l. Ability to affect a physically forceful arrest. m. Ability to exert control over others verbally and physically during crisis and emergency situations. n. Ability to read and interpret a variety of legal and technical data. o. Ability to make arithmetic calculations involving fractions, decimals and percentages. p. Ability to be courageous and careful and to use good judgment in crisis and life threatening situations. q. Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. r. Ability to maintain relevant certifications and licensure.
  • Ability to establish professional and harmonious working relationships on all projects and with all parties involved. Ability to provide prompt resolution of problems and conflicts as they may occur is required. Subject to pre-employment annual background checks, and annual reference checks. Subject to testing and in accordance with the Fond du Lac Employee Drug and Alcohol Policy. Some travel may be required.



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1720 Big Lake Road
Cloquet, MN 55720