Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Career Opportunities

Information on current career opportunities with the Southern Ute Police Department can be found on the Southern Ute Tribe Human Resources Department website. The Police Department offers competitive wages, excellent benefits and progressive training that encourages long term employment opportunities with the department. The Chief of Police started out in our patrol division and rose through the ranks to achieve his current leadership position.

If you are interested in working in a cutting edge Tribal Law Enforcement Department, then explore the opportunities found in the Southern Ute Police Department.

Look for current openings at Southern Ute Indian Tribe Employment.



  • Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age at the date of hire due to legal requirements for the position.
  • Must have successfully completed the approved basic police training course conducted at the Indian Police Academy or similar accredited police academy substantially meeting or exceeding the level of training provided by the Indian Police Academy or a respective State POST certification.
  • Must have, or be able to obtain, knowledge of the Southern Ute Tribal criminal justice system.
  • Must have ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, including commendable report writing skills and basic computer skills.
  • Must maintain handgun certification throughout duration of employment.
  • Must maintain a telephone for emergency calls.
  • Must possess a current Driver’s License for state of residency and must be insurable under the Tribal vehicle insurance policy.
  • Must never have been convicted of a felony or a crime of misdemeanor domestic violence in State, Tribal or Federal court.
  • Must not have been convicted of or placed on a deferred judgment for any misdemeanor crime for one year prior to appt.
  • Must not have a restraining order or order of protection.
  • Must successfully pass a pre-employment medical exam and annually thereafter.
  • Must successfully pass a physical efficiency battery at 60% or better in all four categories prior to appointment and annually thereafter at 70% or better.
  • Must be of excellent character and reputation and pass a thorough background check, including the Colorado Central Registry, fingerprint check, psychological test, and pre-employment drug test.


A Communications Technician is a multi-tasking skilled position that is directly supervised by the Sr. Communication Officer.

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have a valid State License and be insurable through Tribal Vehicle Insurance Policy.
  • Must be certified in First Aid and CPR.
  • Must have excellent communication and computer skills.
  • Must be in good physical condition and able to work rotating shifts.
  • Must never have been convicted of a felony.

Code of Ethics

As a Law Enforcement Officer, my fundamental duty is to serve the community; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all to liberty, equality and justice.

I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all and will behave in a manner which does not discredit me or my Department. I will maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.

I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.

I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held as long as I am true to the ethics of the police service. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession… law enforcement.