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Police Chief

Red Cliff Law Enforcement

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Reason for Announcement:

Applications are now being accepted to
Fill vacancy
Type of Opening


Position Responsibilities

Job Summary: The Chief of Police position is responsible for the direction of all operations of the Red Cliff Tribal Police Department. Responsibilities include, monitoring of all departmental personnel to ensure work performance meets standards set forth by the Red Cliff Tribal Police Department and State of Wisconsin. The Chief of Police reviews and assures all requests for assistance are completed in a timely fashion and all necessary reports are accurately completed. The Chief of Police establishes department goals, priorities, and implements policies. The Chief of Police is responsible to the Red Cliff Tribal Council and the Law Enforcement Commission. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Essential Duties and Responsibilities as Patrol: 1. Enforce Tribal codes and ordinances on the Red Cliff Reservation. 2. Enforce State laws on the Red Cliff Reservation. 3. Enforce Tribal and State Court Orders on the Red Cliff Reservation. 4. Patrol the Red Cliff Reservation and investigate complaints on the Reservation. 5. Perform the preliminary and follow-up investigation at the scene of an accident or reported incident(s). 6. Provide first aide in emergency situations and call in additional medical/rescue help as needed. 7. Provide crime prevention assistance to persons on the Reservation. 8. Work with Tribal agencies to develop and implement juvenile intervention programs. 9. Conduct programs with schools to promote greater understanding between youth and Law Enforcement. 10. May be called upon to appear in court to testify. 11. Must be willing and able to obtain additional education/training. 12. Must maintain detailed written log record of on-duty activities and reports of all official action taken in accordance with the guidelines and procedures of the Red Cliff Tribal Police Department. 13. Other duties and responsibilities on the reservation as directed by the Red Cliff Tribal Police Commission and Red Cliff Tribal Council Additional Duties and Responsibilities of the Chief of Police: 1. Serve as a supervisor to all sworn police officers providing the daily delivery of police services. 2. Assign personnel to patrol for the prevention of crime, the apprehension of criminals, and the detection of crimes that have been committed. 3. Formulate department policies, regulations, goals, procedures and program priorities in accordance with the State, Federal, Tribal and local laws and regulations. 4. Maintain records of department needs for the preparation of the annual budget. 5. Review prepared records for training needs and attendance in training sessions by department personnel and ensure accuracy. 6. Provide backup to patrol officers as required. 7. Prepare annual review of the department’s long-range plans and goals. 8. Attend pertinent meetings as assigned or required. 9. Other duties and responsibilities on the reservation as directed by the Red Cliff Tribal Police Commission and Red Cliff Tribal Council.


  • Clothing Allowance
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Dental
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Longevity Pay
  • Paid Holidays
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation


  • Ability to handle several tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to perform essential functions of this position
  • Ability to possess a firearm
  • Ability to use all standard law enforcement equipment
  • Clear and concise speech
  • Driver's license
  • Eligibility for Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board Certification
  • Good driving record
  • Good physical condition
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and skills in operating computer systems
  • No domestic abuse convictions
  • No felony convictions
  • Previous experience
  • React quickly and effectively to stressful situations
  • Supervisory/Management Experience
  • U.S. citizen
Other Qualifications
  • A minimum of five (5) years creditable service as a sworn law enforcement officer for a state, tribal, local or federal government, with preference for those who have at least an associate degree in police science, criminal justice or similar field.
  • At least three (3) years’ experience working in a supervisory/managerial position.
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in directly assisting with or being in charge of fiscal management and administration.

Education Requirements:

Education Requirements
High school diploma
60 college credits / Associate's degree


  • Background Check
  • Drug Screening
  • Medical Examination
  • Oral Interviews
  • Physical Fitness/Agility Screening
  • Psychological Examination
  • Residency Required
Affirmative Action (AA)
American Disability Act (ADA)
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

How to Apply:

Contact Information:

Application Contact Name
Diane Cooley
Application Contact Title
Human Resources Coordinator
Application Contact Agency
Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Band of Chippewa
Application Contact Address

88455 Pike Rd
Bayfield, WI, WI 54814
United States

Application Contact Phone
(715) 779-3700 4267
Application Contact Email

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