The Mission of the Natural Resource Enforcement Division is to protect all the Natural Resource of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, insure fair and equal application of the laws and regulations while protecting the membership, sovereignty, culture and the traditions of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe.
The Natural Resource Enforcement Division has been operating under the administration of the Justice and Regulatory. The two programs are the Tribal Rangers and Animal Control Programs.
The Division’s Mission is accomplished by:
- Enforcement of Title 13 Wildlife Code, 18 USC Federal Code, 25 CFR, Title 18 Animal Control Code, and other Tribal Codes.
- Investigating all incidents to determine if violations have occurred.
- Sending violation notices to the appropriate judicial systems.
- Providing adequate patrol coverage, by maintaining high visibility patrols throughout the reservation, and doing security checks on the gas and oil productions.
- Providing adequate patrol coverage by maintaining high visibility patrols throughout the reservation and doing security checks on the gas and oil productions.
- Maintaining a professional working relationship with other law enforcement agencies.
- Providing educational presentations to schools and groups when requested.
- Assisting other divisions in enforcing their rules and regulations.
- Checking for valid fishing licenses.
- Checking for valid hunting licenses and permits.
- Having crossing permit check stations.
- To provide for the safety, welfare, and control of pet animals and livestock on the reservation.
- To protect the health, safety, and welfare of the inhabitants of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe.
- To protect property, pets, animals, and livestock from abuse, neglect, or disease.