Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)






Open: June 14, 2021

Closing: July 1, 2021 @ 12:00 p.m.


This position is responsible for a variety of complex supervisory and professional public safety work in planning, coordinating and directing activities of the Red Lake Department of Public Safety. Work is performed in accordance to established procedures, regulations and guidelines. Sound judgment and sound decision making is an absolute necessity in the performance of these functions. Supervision is exercised over this employee through conference, oral and written communications and periodic review by supervisor. Exercise of supervision over all Department of Public Safety personnel (in absence of Public Safety Director) either through direct supervision or through subordinate supervisors. Reports to Director of Public Safety, full- time positions with benefits, salary; DOQ.


• Responsible for planning, coordination, supervision and evaluation of Department of Public Safety Patrol operations and employees.

• Plans and implements duties and responsibilities for line patrol for an assigned area of responsibility of the Tribal Police Department in order to better carry out the policies and goals of the Red Lake Tribal Police Department.

• Review Tribal Police Department performance and effectiveness in assigned areas, formulates programs or policies to alleviate deficiencies.

• Assigns Tribal Police Officers and subordinates to special assignments as the need arises for their specific skills.

• Assures that personnel assigned to shifts or working units which provide optimum effectiveness in terms of current situations and circumstances governing deployment.

• Recommend changes in subordinates' work procedures and general functions.

• Handles grievances, maintains Tribal Police Department discipline in conjunction with the Sergeants and the conduct and general behavior of assigned Tribal Police personnel.

• Meet with elected and appointed officials, other law enforcement officials, community and business representatives and the public on all aspects of the Tribal Police Department activities.

• Attends conferences and meetings to keep abreast of current trends in the field and represents the Tribal Police Department in a variety of events.

• Cooperates with County, State, and Federal law enforcement officers as appropriate where activities of the Tribal Police are involved.

• Ensures that laws and ordinances are enforced and that public peace and safety is maintained.

• Advises Tribal Police Department Personnel in advance of performance expectations. Provides guidance and direction, continuous feedback on strengths and weaknesses and hold employees responsible for satisfactory completion of work assignments.

• Responsible to find way to improve or increase the quality of work directed, recommends changes in workflow to increase efficiency and promotes team building.

• Responsible for the operation of the law enforcement program including inspection of vehicles, equipment, uniforms and attire of all staff either directly or through subordinate officers.

• Performs the duties of subordinate Tribal Police personnel as needed.

• This list is not intended to be all-inclusive or restrictive.


• Prefer a Bachelor's Degree in police science, law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration or a closely related field or successful completion of an academy recognized by the MN Post Board or Bureau of Indian Affairs.

• Six years of experience in police work, three years of which must have been as a police sergeant or higher, prefer command level experience.

• Completion of basic law enforcement training academy.

• Completion of Supervisory and Command Training.

• Thorough knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures (including methods of searching, seizing, arresting and self-defense), techniques and equipment.

• Considerable knowledge of applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations, constitutional rights of individuals and statutory authorities sufficient to recognize violation of laws.

• Skill in the use of tools and equipment listed below.

• Ability to train and supervise subordinate personnel.

• Ability to perform work requiring good physical condition.

• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers and supervisors.

• Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions.

• Ability to give verbal and written instructions.

• Must have thorough knowledge of Tribal Codes, laws and ordinances.

• Must have thorough knowledge of the difference between felonies and misdemeanors and between criminal and civil infractions and the procedures for handling suspects.

• Employment contingent upon successfully passing Pre-Employment Drug/Alcohol Test and Background Check

TO APPLY: Applications (w/resumes attached) are being accepted at the Red Lake Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 546, Red Lake, MN 56671 Phone (218) 679-1847 *Fax (218) 679-4176.


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