Southern Ute Tribal Seal


Patrol Officers handle a variety of incidents including the following:

  • Rural/Residential patrols
  • D.U.I. Interdiction
  • Drug Interdiction
  • Traffic Code Enforcement
  • Accident Investigations
  • Civil Stand-by
  • Community Policing
  • Special Events
Patrol Officer

Patrol Officer

New officers receive fourteen weeks of intensive Field Training beyond their P.O.S.T. or Federal Certifications. Officers continually receive specialized training in different fields of police work. They have duties that require wide ranging experience to handle complex incidents and they have the cross-jurisdictional responsibilities that allow them to serve Tribal members, non-members and non-Indians that live and work within the boundaries of the Southern Ute Reservation. Officers receive cross-deputization that enable them to work efficiently with the many jurisdictions within the Reservation.

We work regularly with other agencies including Colorado State Patrol, La Plata and Archuleta Counties Sheriff’s Departments, Ignacio Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigations.