Professional Law Enforcement Officer, 13 years experience with the Tohono O'odham Nation Police. Majority of career spent in Investigations and ensuring quality Law Enforcement service is provided to the people of the Tohono O'odham Nation.
Strong willed, confident and compassionate. Believes in developing and maintaining strong community relationships based on integrity and public trust.
Always looking to increase my knowledge and experience in new and challenging environments.
Nominated by the United States Attorney's Office in **** for Indian Country Officer of Year Award.
Led the Tohono O'odham Nation/Police Departments Multi-Disciplinary Team for crimes against children from 2010-2013, attaining an award in **** for MDT of the Year**?????
Promoted to Lieutenant (acting capacity only) in 2013.
Led the Tohono O'odham Police Criminal Investigations Division on high-end criminal investigations since 2010. Worked in conjunction with tribal prosecutors, U.S. Attorneys, FBI and other law enforcement agencies to present and criminally prosecute major crimes committed on the Tohono O'odham Nation.
I received the appointment to Police Lieutenant after an open and competitive application process in July of 2002. I was assigned to the duties of commander of the patrol division. I was responsible for daily uniformed patrol activities such as shift scheduling, internal review of citizens' complaints, public and media relations, and liaison between county jurisdictions for warrant extradition, disciplinary issues, payroll and establishing standard operation procedures. I was also assigned the task of fleet service supervisor and was responsible for overseeing the care and maintenance for an aging patrol fleet, assigning vehicles, maintaining monthly statistics on repair and operational costs and establishing protocol for vehicle use. In 2004 I was assigned to the criminal investigations division where I was responsible for all case file management for Sex Crimes, Violent Crimes, Sex Offender Registration, Narcotics, Evidence and the development and implementation of the Anti-Violence team to address an increasing street gang presence on the Nation. In 2007 I was detailed to supervise the Nations S.W.A.T. team. I began a process of reorganization that has been focused on technical proficiency, stringent training regiment and documentation of that training with a strong emphasis on safety. Each operator must now meet the highest standard specified tactical skills, physical fitness and must exemplify the image of a seasoned officer while working as a patrol officer.
I received appointment to Police Sergeant after an open and competitive application process in 1999. I received appointment in January 2000 and was assigned to the North Komelic sub-station where I performed the following duties. Supervision of a 24 hour, seven day a week police presence that provided protection and service on the Tohono O'odham Nation. I determined work schedules, insured promptness, accuracy and conciseness of police reports. Prepared and delivered community policing presentations, maintained payroll records and approval, responded to high risk and critical incidents. I processed internal review of complaints and conducted annual employee reviews and evaluations; I counseled junior officers in regards to policy and procedure, trained and developed officers in needed areas.
Degree/Certificate not obtained.
36 semester credit hours; 4.0 GPA
Degree/Certificate not obtained
Enforcement. I am a devoted Wife and Mother of four. My interests away from
Work have 100% to do with my family, spending time with them is what I focus
Management and executive leadership skills. Able to effectively communicate with others. Able to complete tasks in a timely manner with limited resources and minimal supervision. Takes an analytical and methodical approach to solving problems.
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