The Chief of Police is responsible for the direction of all operations of the Coyote Valley Police Department. Responsibilities include monitoring of all departmental personnel to ensure work performance meets standards set forth by the Coyote Valley Police Department and State of California. The Chief of Police: reviews and assures all requests for assistance are completed in a timely fashion and all necessary reports are accurately completed; establishes department goals, priorities, and implements policies; prepares the annual budget and work plan for the department, reviews operations, makes assignments, and applies effective law enforcement practices and procedures; assures proper police and safety standards are maintained; assures work of the department is carried out properly and effectively; prepares reports, summaries, and correspondence related to department work; develops and implements policies for the department; consults with the Executive Director and the Tribal Council in determining plans and policies to be observed in the conduct of enforcement operations and advises on Public Safety matters affecting the Tribal community and Tribal businesses including the casino, c-store, hotel, etc. Due to a period of suspended operations, the Chief of Police is responsible for re-establishing the Coyote Valley Police Department within the Coyote Valley Community and the Mendocino County law enforcement community.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential Patrol Duties and Responsibilities:
- Enforce Tribal codes and ordinances on the Coyote Valley Reservation.
- Enforce applicable State and Federal laws on the Coyote Valley Reservation.
- Enforce Tribal and applicable State and Federal Court Orders on the Coyote Valley Reservation.
- Patrol the Coyote Valley Reservation and investigate complaints on the Reservation.
- Work various schedules based on the needs of the community, and as directed by the Executive Director and/or Coyote Valley Tribal Council.
- Provide initial response for all request for request for assistance.
- Perform the preliminary and follow-up investigation at the scene of accidents and reported incidents.
- Respond to emergency and crisis situations within the tribal community.
- Provide first aid in emergency situations and call in additional medical/rescue help as needed.
- Provide crime prevention assistance to persons on the Reservation.
- Work with Tribal departments and other agencies to develop and implement juvenile intervention programs.
- Conduct programs with schools to promote greater understanding between youth and law enforcement.
- Testify in court.
- Must maintain detailed written log record of on-duty activities and reports of all official action taken in accordance with the guidelines and procedures of the Coyote Valley Police Department.
- Other duties and responsibilities on the reservation as directed by the Executive Director and/or Coyote Valley Tribal Council.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities as the Chief of Police:
- Serve as a supervisor to all sworn police officers providing the daily delivery of public safety services.
- Manage personnel assignments to Police Department divisions for the prevention of crime, the apprehension of criminals, and the detection and investigation of crimes that have been committed.
- Must undergo training and familiarization of the Tribal Constitution, Codes and Ordinances, Tribal Court System, policies, goals, and objectives of the Coyote Valley Police Department.
- Formulate and ensure implementation of department policies and procedures, regulations, goals, strategic plan, and program priorities in accordance with the State, Federal, Tribal, and local laws, and regulations.
- Presents budget estimates, controls expenditures of departmental appropriations and establishes operational standards of the department.
- Manage Department training program and ensure that Department personnel complete required training and maintain required law enforcement certification.
- Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality service to the community.
- Prepare annual review of the department’s long-range plans and goals.
- Work with Grant Coordinator/Writer to fund Law Enforcement Department Program. Produce reports for grant funding and other decision-making purposes.
- Establish inter-agency cooperation agreements with allied law enforcement agencies.
- Work with Directors to implement and maintain the community emergency response plan.
- Attend pertinent meetings as assigned or required.
- Must participate in Tribal events including non-profit events.
- Must maintain professional behavior with positive representation of Coyote Valley while on and off the clock.
- Other duties and responsibilities on the reservation as directed by the Executive Director and/or Coyote Valley Tribal Council.
- Professional mature adult.
- Must hold current certification in the State of California as a law enforcement officer or upon approval from State of California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. Current First Aid and CPR Certification with ability to render medical/first aid/CPR.
- Must be SLEC certified or able to obtain certification within one year of hire.
- Must not have been convicted of any state or federal felony crime or have any domestic violence convictions or Protection/Restraining Orders.
- Must be of good moral character.
- Must reside and maintain residency on or within 50 miles of the Coyote Valley Reservation.
- A minimum of five (5) years creditable service as a sworn law enforcement officer for a state, tribal, local, or federal government, with preference for
- those who have at least an associate degree in police science, criminal justice or similar field, or a bachelor’s degree in a related subject; and
- those with successful supervisory or management experience.
- Current satisfactory background investigation completed prior to hire and provided to the Coyote Valley Tribal Council.
- Current satisfactory psychological examination report prior to hire.
- Current satisfactory medical examination report prior to hire.
- At least three years’ experience working in a supervisory/managerial position.
- At least three years’ experience in directly assisting with or overseeing fiscal management and administration.
- Proven ability to maintain confidentiality in all law enforcement matters. Must maintain strict confidentiality during and after employment.
- Excellent ability to plan, organize and schedule priorities efficiently and effectively.
- Excellent leadership/management skills.
- Experience designing and coordinating law enforcement/community collaboratives.
- Familiarity with Evidence-Based Policing, Procedural Justice, and Legitimacy.
- Proven ability to effectively work with multi-cultural communities and demonstrate cultural competence.
- Proven ability to lead subordinate staff with maximum integrity, enforce policies and procedures, issue lawful orders, and provide direction to law enforcement personnel.
- Demonstrated proficiency in handling firearms, defensive driving, and the use and application of police equipment and resources.
- Ability to exercise sound judgement in evaluating situations and decision-making in emergency circumstances.
- Ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with allied law enforcement agencies, prosecutorial offices, courts, public officials, community organizations, social service agencies, health service organizations, schools, and the general public.
- Ability to coordinate the development and implementation of the goals and objectives of the Coyote Valley Police Department.
- Ability to organize information, maintain organized files, notes and records, and be able to organize and plan multiple tasks and projects.
- Must possess a valid California driver’s license, vehicle, and appropriate vehicle insurance coverage (and be insurable under the Tribe’s insurance policy) and maintain driver’s eligibility as a condition of employment.
- The ability to travel and attend meetings and training, overnight and out of town, both locally and nationally.
- Ability to work various schedules based on community needs.
- Must be fully vaccinated with the primary series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine, unless medical exemption is provided.
- Knowledge of standards by which quality police services are evaluated.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of crime prevention, detection, and criminal investigation.
- Knowledge of Federal laws of criminal justice and of state and local laws as they apply to the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians.
- Knowledge of supervision and considerable knowledge of techniques and procedures used to measure and improve productivity.
- Knowledge of principles, techniques and procedures used to evaluate individual and department work performance.
- Knowledge of general methods of apprehension and physical control of unruly persons.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to apply common sense understanding during normal and stressful conditions. Ability to compile and analyze data and to prepare a variety of reports. Ability to analyze complex problems and situations and to propose quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action.
Must be able to communicate clearly; orally and in writing. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations within the community, Tribal Council, Tribal departments, committees and outside resources with firmness, tact, and impartiality.
Daily contact with Coyote Valley Police Department personnel, Coyote Valley Tribal Council Members, Tribal government staff, legal staff, finance personnel, Community Members, public service organizations and agencies, and the public at large. Contact with funding sources and professionals in related fields.
Physical EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PERFoRMING PATROL TASKS:
- Must be free of any physical, emotional, and/or mental condition that may adversely affect performance of law enforcement duties.
- The performance of routine tasks requires a capacity to intermittently sit, stand, walk, bend, and occasionally lift heavy objects.
- Physically able to perform all duties of a patrol officer.
- Must have a substantial amount of strength to assist in subduing violent and unruly individuals.
- The ability to accurately fire weapons both by hand and from the shoulder and to operate other police equipment.
Must have the ability to handle potentially stressful encounters and make quick appropriate decisions in a variety of police situations. This position may work as a normal patrol officer as necessary and thus is subject to all weather conditions occurring day or night. Due to the Department’s size, some patrol shifts may require this position to work alone without immediate back-up. This position requires the physical ability to work in all weather conditions, on foot on all kinds of surfaces and terrain, operate a patrol car at normal speeds or in an emergency response, and employ physical force to affect an arrest or overcome resistance, which may necessitate the use of weapons. Primary work is done in an office environment. Must be able to use the telephone, computers, communication equipment, and records management system. This position requires the ability to respond to emergency situations at all hours and/or provide direction to department personnel by telephone. Must represent the Coyote Valley Police Department at public meetings, which may include public speaking and the need to answer questions without the ability to prepare.
- Must pass pre-employment drug screening. All employees are subject to pre-employment and random drug screens.
- Must pass an extensive federal background and must be able to be Federally Commissioned by BIA. Must be under a continuing obligation to supplement this application for employment with information concerning any convictions that occur after commencement of employment with the Tribe.
- Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified members of the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indian Tribe or qualified Native American candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 2, U. S Code Section 472 and 473) and the Indian Self Determination Act (Public Law 93-638). Persons of Tribal and/or Indian ancestry and wish to claim these employment preferences should submit a copy of the Tribal Enrollment Card/Certification indicating the name of the Tribe they are enrolled with. The Coyote Valley Tribal Police Department is an equal opportunity employer. The Coyote Valley Tribal Office is also committed to achieving full equal opportunity without discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex, national origin, politics, marital status, physical disability, age or sexual orientation.
- All information shown as representations of current conditions is subject to change. No guarantees are expressed or implied. The Coyote Valley Tribal Operations are an “at will” employer.
- Must be sensitive to the needs of the Indian community, their culture and traditions.
Position Description Limitations: This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Tribe and the applicant and is subject to change by the Council as the needs of the Tribe and the requirements of the job change. This position description is not intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by any employee in this position and is not intended to reflect all duties performed within the position.
APPLICATION SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS:
The following items are required for this position:
- Completed Tribal Application, to include work history and references, available on the Coyote Valley Tribal website: https://www.coyotevalleycasino.com/careers
- Resume required, cover letter optional.
- Post-secondary transcripts or certifications; if applicable.
- Proof of a health screening by a physician.