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Police Sergeant

Closing Date: Oct 22, 2021

The Sergeants serve as a first-line supervisor over the patrol division. Sergeants are responsible for the deployment of enforcement and protective services initiated, associated records and reports, training, disciplinary actions, and keeping the chain of command informed of patrol-related matters as they affect the agency.

Position Details

  • Department: Enforcement, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Police Department
  • Classification: Full time, regular, non-exempt
  • Salary/Wage Range: $66,856 to $98,434 depending on qualifications and experience
  • Location: Hood River, OR

Essential Job Functions

  1. Primarily works as the first-line field supervisor by working in the field with subordinates; assisting officers in the field and directing field operations whenever necessary. Coordinates field operations and special emphasis patrols with the other patrol sergeant and officers on his team.
  2. Will be responsible for compliance in all aspects of patrol hiring, evaluations, promotions, terminations, investigation of misconduct, grievances, training, and physical fitness. Ability to learn and maintain a working knowledge of CRITFC Policies and Procedures, the Law Enforcement Operations Policy Manual, and the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) regulations.
  3. Directs officer training and supervises performance levels, patrol methods and techniques, by working the field with subordinates and by maintaining a working knowledge of all applicable tribal, inter-tribal, state and federal laws, regulations, resolutions and procedures pertaining to tribal activities along the main stem Columbia River.
  4. Responsible for planning and implementation of patrol work by conducting regular patrol meetings and giving clear, concise direction to patrol subordinates to assure professional and productive application of enforcement and protective responsibilities.
  5. Responsible for accuracy and completeness of CRITFE cases and evidence by reviewing and approving enforcement case reports, complaint log entries, officer daily activity reports, court preparations, and evidence procedures for intake, recording, release, and/or disposal of seized property.
  6. Works with other agencies in matters of mutual concern by coordinating joint enforcement patrols and investigations for the Zone 6 area when needed.
  7. One Sergeant will be responsible for armory management, inventory control, and maintenance of all associated equipment, weapons and ammunition by maintaining records. Supervises the department’s firearms instructors and armorer, assists and conducts periodic training and/or qualifications sessions as required. The other Sergeant will have the same duties as it relates to being the department’s defensive tactics instructor.
  8. Responsible for the issuance of proper equipment to all patrol personnel and that all issued equipment is properly maintained by conducting regular inspections of personnel, uniforms, vehicles, boats and other patrol equipment.
  9. Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements/Qualifications

  1. DPSST certified or certifiable at the Advanced level and pass the required DPSST supervisory training requirements.
  2. Meet the minimum required standards and training as set forth by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.
  3. Have at least 4 years law enforcement, fisheries enforcement, military police, or other related experience.
  4. Possess self-initiative and ability to function as a first line supervisor with little or no direct supervision. Ability to make independent command decisions.
  5. Possess tact and good communication skills, verbally and written.
  6. Maintain physical standards required of a subordinate and be able to perform the duties and responsibilities of any subordinate position.


  • Supervision Received: This position works under the direct supervision of the Captain and the indirect supervision of the Chief.
  • Supervision Given: The patrol sergeants exercise direct line authority over all subordinate enforcement positions. Supervises the daily activities of all subordinate patrol personnel in the application of patrol, enforcement, protective, and investigate services.

Working Conditions

Some office time. Must be physically fit to handle fishing gear in inclement weather, foot patrols over rocky terrain, and long hours of surveillance. Patrol coverage includes rotating shifts, 24 hours day/7 days a week, including holidays. Travel for training, meetings, conferences may be for overnight to one week or more. Required to qualify and wear a firearm. Must be prepared to handle physical confrontations. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination required for enforcement department positions.

CRITFC Motor Vehicle Policy

The driver operating a CRITFC vehicle or their own private vehicle for business related purposes shall be in possession of a valid, unrestricted current driver’s license, or other operator’s license, as required by law; and be eligible for coverage under CRITFC’s Motor Vehicle insurance policy. Upon request, CRITFC’s Motor Vehicle policy is available to applicants to review the required criteria.

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