Program: Law Enforcement Salary Grade: GS – 17
Supervisor: Chief of Police Salary Range: $24.57 – $29.33
FLSA Status:  Exempt      Non-Exempt     Public Safety Position Type: Regular Full-Time



The Police Sergeant is responsible for enforcing state, federal and local laws, in charge of supervising, training, and motivating the officers under their command. The Police Sergeant ensures that those under their command perform policing duties as assigned and oversee the scheduling of subordinates to ensure department is fully staffed, also completes necessary paperwork for the department as well as review and approve subordinates’ reports; must take orders from superior officers and ensure those officers’ decisions are enacted by lower-level officers, also oversee training for the staff and oversee disciplinary measures as needed.



  1. Schedules shifts for the department and oversees activities on assigned shift.
  2. Supervises and provides input to evaluations and direction to Tribal Police Officer(s) who work on his/her shift.
  3. Provides on-the-job training, schedules formal training and reports to the Chief in writing all activities occurring on the shift. Reviews reports of officers on Sergeant’s shift prior to submitting them to Chief.
  4. Responds to complaints or emergencies, conducts investigations and prepares related reports.
  5. Takes charge of difficult field situations as needed, including times of emergencies or staffing limitations.
  6. May testify in court as needed.
  7. Performs other job related duties as assigned by supervisor.
  8. Investigates citizen complaints which allege officer misconduct.


  1. Must be skilled and trained in the use of firearms, baton and chemical agents.
  2. Must have completed or will successfully complete emergency vehicle operator’s course within two months of employment.
  3. Must have demonstrated the ability to work well with people.
  4. Must possess knowledge of basic criminal law and police methods and have or be willing to obtain knowledge of Tribal laws.
  5. Must have and participate in training for; handcuffing techniques, emergency vehicle operator’s course, care and use of firearms, baton and chemical agents.
  6. Current in CPR and First Aid Certification.
  7. Certified as instructor in at least two (2) areas relating to Law Enforcement.


(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions)

  1. Five (5) years’ experience in Law Enforcement required; two (2) years supervisory experience required. May consider similar combination of education and/or experience that could likely provide the desired knowledge and abilities.
  2. Completion of or the ability to successfully complete a first line supervision course.
  3. Must have knowledge of Law Enforcement principles and practices along with investigation techniques.
  4. Must be familiar with Tribal, County, State and Federal laws along with DMV codes, and the care and use of firearms.
  5. Must be CPR and First Aid certified.
  6. Must have demonstrated ability to write accurate and concise investigative reports and interview people in stressful situations.
  7. Must be able to analyze evidence and draw accurate, logical conclusions.
  8. Must live within 30 minutes of the FPST Tribal Police Department

Physical Requirements; candidates must be in good physical condition in accordance with BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs) physical standards. A physician must certify that the candidate is capable of sustained, strenuous physical exertion and participation in regular firearm and defensive tactics training.





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