• Tribal Police

Is it time to do your part to help your community?

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Police Department is seeking new recruits to tackle this job. We need strong workers who are willing to take on this tough and rewarding job. The department provides services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our staff investigate crimes, take reports, all while providing school and community talks and offering security to public events like powwows, meetings and buildings.

"I can't promise that this is the easiest job, but I can tell you that when you are there to protect the safety of our most vulnerable tribal members with our Tribal knowledge, it can feel like the best job in the world -- if you're strong enough to do this job."

- Craige Couture, Tribal Police Chief

The Flathead Tribal Police Department bases its operations on these statements of our values and beliefs

We value human Life…

We expect employees to perform there jobs in a manner, which emphasizes the protection of life and minimizes the unnecessary injury or death to any person.

We value the principles of the Constitution of the Unites States of America and the Constitution of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. And we value the system of laws that govern us…

We respect the dignity and the rights of the individual. We are governed by a set of laws, not an individual. We recognize that our role as an entity of the government is to uphold its Constitution and laws.

We value the communities we serve…

We believe that the reason we exist is to serve our communities. We must be open and responsive to changing conditions and needs, and we must recognize and respect diversity. We believe that it is our responsibility to keep the peace not only by enforcing the law, but also by working proactively with our communities to identify and reduce problems and by addressing their causes.  We believe that community policing is and on-going process, not just a problem.

We value the person…

We value the diversity of the individual, which stems from differences in race, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, handicap, socioeconomics status, culture, and language. We will treat all individuals with courtesy, respect, and dignity.

We value our culture…

We value the cultures in the manner by which we enforce the law and we respect their traditions and beliefs.

We value organizational excellence…

We value a working environment in which individuals work as a professional team to help us achieve our mission and goals.

We value the strength of personal character of our employees…

We value open and honest communicators who display high moral and ethical conduct, integrity, adaptability, and sound judgment. We expect employees to be effective problem solvers who are personally and professionally responsible and accountable.

MISSION: The Mission of the Flathead Tribal Police department is to serve the people and communities of our homeland protecting life, safety, and property; promoting and maintaining order; preventing crime; and enforcing the law.
VISION: Professional law enforcement services, effective partnerships, quality technical assistance, creative problem solving and innovative policing of the Flathead Indian Reservation.


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