PORT GAMBLE S'KLALLAM POLICE DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW
The Port Gamble Police Department is a "full service agency" that provides law enforcement and civil processing services to the Port Gamble S'Klallam Indian Reservation.
The Department consists of 12 commissioned officers. We serve over 1,300 Tribal Members and residents of the approximately 1,700 acre reservation. The Port Gamble Police places a strong emphasis on community oriented policing for all residents and visitors.
The Mission of the Port Gamble Department of Public Safety is to protect Life and Property, to maintain order, to investigate crime, to enforce all applicable Laws and to assist community members on the Port Gamble S'Klallam Reservation while respecting the Culture, Jurisdiction, and Sovereignty of the Tribe and it's people.
The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe excludes persons who threaten the peace, health, safety, welfare, property and/or cultural identity of the Tribe.
Excluded persons are legally prohibited from entering the Port Gamble S’Klallam Indian Reservation, which includes The Point Casino, The Gliding Eagle Market and the High Point Cannabis Store.
Violating an Exclusion Order is a criminal offense, and will result in the criminal prosecution of the excluded person. The maximum penalty for violating an Exclusion Order is imprisonment up to 364 days and/or a $5,000 fine.
Harboring an excluded person is also a crime, and will result in criminal prosecution of the offender/s. The maximum penalty for harboring an excluded person is imprisonment up to 180 days and/or a $1,000 fine.
REPORT VIOLATIONS BY CALLING 9-1-1
Interested in Joining our Team?
Join our team to make a difference in our community. General benefits:
- Competitive salary
- Take home vehicle
- Uniforms and equipment
- Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
- Short & long term disability insurance
- Annual/Sick/Personal/Birthday/Funeral/Holiday Leave
Minimum hiring standards:
- Age: 21 at the time of hire.
- Education: High school diploma or a GED.
- Physical Fitness: Must be able to pass our department's Physical Agility Test by passing each of the four individual exercise events and earning at least 160 points on the test cumulatively. The scoring criteria can be seen here.
- Citizenship: US Citizen.
- Veterans: Discharged under honorable circumstances.
- Driver's License: Valid Washington State Driver's License (If moving from out of state an applicant must obtain a Washington driver's license prior to being hired).
- Criminal Record: No felony or domestic violence convictions as an adult.
- Traffic Record: No DUI, Negligent Driving, Reckless Driving, or Hit & Run convictions within the past 5 years; no suspensions of your driver's license within the past 5 years (Not including solely for medical or insurance reasons).
- Drug Use: No drug use after the age of 25 AND not within the past 5 years (1 year for marijuana).
- Entry-Level Applicants: After hire, you must graduate from the 632-hour U.S. Indian Police Academy, which is located at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Artesia, NM; and the 80-hour Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Equivelancy Academy.
- Lateral Applicants: Must have a current and valid Washington State Peace Officer Certification at the time of application.
- Certified Applicants: Must have completed a basic police academy recognized as equivalent by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (CJTC), and be eligible for a peace officer certification. Please see the CJTC website for specific information about which basic academies are accepted. After hire, you will be required to graduate from the Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Equivalency Academy.
- Reserve Officers: The department is currently accepting applications from applicants currently certified as a basic police officer through CTJC in both a full-time or reserve capacity.
Selection Process. Candidates are required to pass:
- Physical fitness test
- Oral board
- Medical and psychological examination
- Polygraph examination
- Comprehensive background investigation
Background Investigation. This is a crucial step to ensure we hire people of the highest character and integrity. The investigation will consist of at least the following:
- Completion and submission of personal history questionnaire paperwork
- Criminal history and driver's records checks
- Credit report check
- Interviews with personal and professional references
- Interviews and records check with current and past employers
- Interviews with the applicant's spouse or significant other
- Neighborhood checks and home visit/interview
How to apply. Please see the Tribe's human resources page for current openings.
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe (Front Desk): (360) 297-2646