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Police Captain

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Salary Range: $ 101,223 to $ 122,891 Annually

The Captain is second in command of the enforcement department and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the department. The Captain is responsible for all administrative related matters including but not limited to office records maintenance, general office management, equipment maintenance and inventory, budgetary matters, computerized information systems management and keeping the Chief of Police updated regarding patrol, administrative, and communications related matters.
This position is an in-person role located in Hood River, Oregon.


  • Direct line supervisor over the Lieutenant, Administrative Specialist, Victims Advocate, IT Specialist, and the Dispatch Supervisor. Indirectly supervises patrol and dispatch personnel by acting in a counseling, teaching, and advocate capacity to maintain acceptable levels of work performance and employee morale.
  • Responsible for compliance in all aspects of subordinate personnel hiring, evaluations, promotions, terminations, investigations of misconduct, grievances, and training, by maintaining a working knowledge of CRITFC Policies and Procedures and the Law Enforcement Operations Manual (OM).
  • Acts as a second in command (in the absence of the Chief), by attending administrative meetings within CRITFC, the tribes, and other law enforcement agencies.
  • Works with other agencies in matters of mutual concern and/or mutual aid situations related to the enforcement department by providing patrol assistance when available, attending enforcement meetings and maintaining contact with agency supervisors.
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Application Procedure

Online applications are preferred, however if circumstances prevent an applicant from completing an online application or require help with an electronic application, email for assistance.

Hiring preference:
CRITFC implements a tribal preference policy and encourages citizens and descendants of our member tribes (Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs and Yakama) and other federally recognized tribes to apply.

CRITFC is committed to building a culturally inclusive community and a work environment that respects and inspires every person. Members of historically marginalized groups including women, people of color, those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are invited to apply.

CRITFC will consider non-citizen applicants who are authorized to work in the U.S. If not authorized to work in the U.S., CRITFC will provide reasonable support and accommodations to the candidate in obtaining U.S. work authorization. With the exception of certain employer required costs, CRITFC will not pay for costs related to applicant’s legal representation, filings for work authorization or immigration, or other costs related to obtaining work authorization.

*Please note: the term “Commission” as used in this description refers to CRITFC’s governing body. CRITFC is a tribal organization that is wholly owned and governed by the Nez Perce Tribe, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation. As a tribal organization, CRITFC is subject to a unique blend of policies and laws.