Criminal Investigator

US-NM-Jemez Pueblo
1 week ago(12/7/2017 5:15 PM)
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Protective Services


Provides law enforcement services to the community within the jurisdiction of the Pueblo of Jemez; conducts criminal investigations for crimes including federal, state, county, local and tribal codes. 



• Performs patrol duties, including traffic control, preservation of the peace, arrest or apprehension of violators, and assistance to citizens, visitors and employees.
• Responds to calls within the exterior boundaries of the Pueblo of Jemezconcerning felonies, emergencies, traffic accidents, drug charges, altercations and misdemeanors under Federal, State, local and tribal laws; investigates, apprehends, arrests, and detains all persons charged with violations.
• Enforces Federal, State, and Pueblo of Jemez laws and ordinances, rules and regulations relating to law enforcement and the physical protection of citizens, visitors and employees; the protection of property; the protection of the civil rights of all individuals; and the preservation of law and order; serves as a deterrent to crime and other violations of laws, rules, and regulations.
• Participates in grant-funded initiatives such as saturation patrols, DWI checkpoints, seatbelt use and underage drinking enforcement.
• Make arrests in cases of crime or misdemeanors personally witnessed; takes persons arrested to appropriate authorities for booking or formal charging.
• Serves Federal, State, or local or tribal warrants, subpoenas and other court papers; testifies at hearings and trials as an expert witness in Federal, State, local or tribal courts as required.
• Prepares and submits reports of incidents or traffic accidents, daily and weekly activities, and narratives and statistical reports as required.
• Responds to crime scenes as directed by the Chief of Police or requested by patrol officers; performs investigative work.
• Performs surveillance of sites and subjects; develops and maintains intelligence data on individuals and organizations known or suspected to be involved in criminal activity.
• Provides technical assistance to Pueblo of Jemez police officers.
• Testifies in official capacity at Tribal, State, and Federal hearings.
• Provides non-enforcement services to the Pueblo of Jemez community i.e. community events, projects and initiatives which may be directly or indirectly related to the function of law enforcement.

• Contributes to the overall quality of the unit’s service provision by developing and coordinating work teams and by reviewing, recommending and implementing improved policies and procedures.
• Represents the Pueblo with dignity, integrity, and a spirit of cooperation in all relationships with staff and the public.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Education and Experience:  High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED); AND, seven (7) years law enforcement experience.


Required Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:

•  Valid New Mexico Driver’s License.

•  Satisfactory completion of the Indian Police Academy (IPA) Basic Police Training;

OR, a similar training meeting or exceeding the level of training provided by the IPA.

•  New Mexico State certified or certifiable by waiver.

•  Certification in criminal investigation;  OR, the ability to graduate within one (1) year of hire from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center’s Basic Criminal Investigator Training.  

•  Valid ALCS and CPR certifications.


Medical Requirements: 

    Passing physical exam.
    Passing psychological assessment.


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