Sycuan Police Department

  • 4 Kwaaypaay Road, El Cajon, CA, USA

The Sycuan Tribal Police Department delivers professional policing services to Sycuan’s Reservation and Trust Lands.  Although the police department is a full-service law enforcement agency, the department enjoys strong collaborative relationships with its law enforcement partners in the region and leverages those partnerships in an effort to provide robust and seamless services to all of Sycuans’ residents, visitors and employees. The Police Department also assists its law enforcement partners off of the Reservation when requested to do so.

Sycuan’s Police Officers’ jurisdiction is unique, investigating violations of tribal, state and federal law. Violations of tribal law are adjudicated through the tribe’s court system. Violations of state law are directly filed with the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office via a Memorandum of Understanding.  Because of Sycuan’s police officers’ status as special deputy officers of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), major federal cases are filed directly with the United States Attorney’s Office, and petty federal offenses are adjudicated through the Central Violations Bureau of the United States District Court.

All of Sycuan’s Police Officers meet the minimum training requirements set forth by the California Commission of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). Further, they regularly attend required in-service training programs, including those that sharpen their perishable skills. All of Sycuan’s police officers must also attend the BIA’s Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country course prior to their designation as a “Special Deputy Officer.” 

Police Officers work a 3/12, non-rotating work schedule and have paid time off with buyout opportunities, paid holidays and all equipment and training provided.  Assignments include: Patrol / Detective /  Collateral Duty Special Assignments / Motors 

Starting Base Salary of $62,272 a year,  Health Insurance with (4) coverage levels (Medical, Dental, Vision) and 401(K)  retirement savings plan with company tribal government match.