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Sycuan TRIBAL POLICE OFFICER in El Cajon, California


Tribal, 2 Kwaaypaay Court, El Cajon, California, United States of America Req #14109

Monday, February 12, 2024

The ancestors of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation existed many centuries ago as a community of peopleā€¦a Tribe living together, farming, hunting and fishing to survive.

Much has changed since that time. Today the Sycuan Tribe governs its Reservation, owns and operates a Casino and a Golf Resort, and owns a number of other business ventures in the San Diego Region.

One attribute that remains unchanged, however, is Sycuan's sense of community. Sycuan is more than just a business. Sycuan is a community of people working together toward a common goal. Whether you work in our state-of-the-art Casino, our beautiful Resort, or become a staff member in our Tribal Government division, you will be part of the Sycuan family.

Job Purpose: Protects and serves residents, visitors, and employees on the Sycuan Indian Reservation.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

(Note: Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at the sole discretion of Sycuan Management at any time)

  • Protects reservation residents, visitors, employees and property by patrolling the reservation, responding to service calls and alarms (fire, burglary, panic), traffic collisions, and criminal activity in progress; enforcing federal and state criminal codes and tribal ordinances; assisting injured and sick individuals; assisting motorists; securing buildings and property; escorting money and persons as needed; and assisting other agencies as requested. - 60%

  • Conducts preliminary investigations by responding to calls of criminal activity and accidents; documenting facts and observations according to established procedures, interviewing victims, suspects and witnesses, generating investigative reports; maintaining crime scenes as needed; and directing traffic when appropriate. - 30%

  • Serves the community by proactively policing reservation, building rapport with residents, visitors and employees; developing crime prevention strategies for recommendation to the Tribal Police Chief; initiating crime prevention activities; and participating in efforts to educate the general public in crime deterrence and prevention strategies. - 10%

Job Specifications:

Education and Experience:


  • U.S. Citizen or a permanent resident alien applied and eligible for citizenship

  • Minimum 21 years of age at time of application

  • California drivers license in good standing

  • No felony convictions

  • No misdemeanor convictions which would restrict ability to carry a firearm

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.

  • California P.O.S.T. Basic Academy Certificate


  • Work experience with an accredited California law enforcement agency

  • College coursework in criminal justice

Skills and Knowledge:


  • Ability to demonstrate self-restraint in challenging and/or difficult situations

  • Ability to effectively communicate with a diverse population

  • Ability to analyze options and choose appropriate course of action

  • Excellent English written composition skills

  • Ability to gather data and information and prepare accurate written reports

  • Working knowledge of investigative techniques and evidence preservation

  • Ability to accept constructive criticism

  • Ability to maintain professionalism and composure

  • Ability to understand and follow verbal directives and written directions

  • Word processing skills

  • Ability to successfully complete an annual physical agilities test


  • Bilingual - English/Spanish

Supervisory/Managerial Accountability:

Direct: None

Indirect: None

If you enjoy being part of a community dedicated to creating a memorable guest experience, we invite you to explore career opportunities with Sycuan and join our winning team!

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  • Pay Type Hourly

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  • Tribal, 2 Kwaaypaay Court, El Cajon, California, United States of America