HIGHWAY SAFETY OFFICER

The Muscogee Nation   Okmulgee, OK   Full-time     Other
Posted on February 2, 2024

MUSCOGEE (CREEK) NATION

Seeking a HIGHWAY SAFETY OFFICER

Description: To be qualified for the position of Highway Safety Officer, a person shall be 21 years of age and currently pursuing fifteen hours of college credit toward an Associate's Degree and CLEET certified. All persons who are employed as Lighthorse police officers as of the date of enactment of this law shall be afforded three years to complete the requirement of completion of fifteen hours of college credit; provided they continue to work towards their Associate's Degree. The Nation shall assist said officers in obtaining the funding needed to complete the college hours; provided that if special appropriations are made to pay for college credit, the officer shall sign a contract requiring repayment of the funds if the officer leaves or is terminated from employment with the Nation within a specific time.

 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Lighthorse Highway Safety Officers shall perform the following law enforcement functions within the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's jurisdiction, including activities authorized by intergovernmental cooperative agreements with other state, federal, or tribal agencies:

  • Apprehend and arrest on view or warrant and bring to justice all Indian violators of Muscogee (Creek) Nation Law.
  • Apprehend and arrest all persons violating federal and state law if authorized by a Cross-Deputization Agreement, turning them over to the proper
  • Patrol roads and highways within the boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Reservation to enforce traffic laws and assist motorists in distress.
  • Enforce Tribal, Municipal, and State traffic codes, effecting arrests and issuing citations when appropriate.
  • Respond to and investigate traffic and traffic-related accidents.
  • Secure and examine traffic crime scenes; gather, preserve, and process evidence.
  • Document results of investigations in writing, prepare required forms and written reports; and maintain monthly statistical information on all traffic-related issues.
  • Maintain daily activities on daily activity reports.
  • Participate in high visibility saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoint programs.
  • Provide oral testimony, service warrants, and police reports, as requested by the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Tribal Court and other tribal, federal, and state courts.
  • Participate in educational presentations for the community. Assist citizen groups and other tribal programs to implement DUI / DWI prevention or public awareness/public safety programs through presentations at community meetings, departmental meetings, or with public and private groups.
  • Establish and maintain effective positive public relations with the general public, tribal co-workers and departments, tribal administrators, and other outside law enforcement agencies.
  • Work various shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Attend routine and specialized training classes.
  • Carry out all orders of the District Court and the Supreme Court of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.
  • Perform all duties of the office of a Police Officer and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

Must be 21 years of age and have at least 15 hours working toward an Associate's degree. Must have current Law Enforcement Certification. Must be able to pass a background check and a Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventor MMPI .

Must have a valid Oklahoma Driver’s License. 

Preferred Requirements:

Associate's degree and current Law Enforcement Certification. Preferred additional certifications: Radar and Lidar, Key Operator, SFST.

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