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Field Operations Division (FOD)


The Field Operations Division (FOD) is commanded by a police captain who oversees and directs the operations of the Patrol Bureau, Traffic Enforcement Bureau and several specialty squads. Three police lieutenants command groups of 11 individual squads. The Patrol Bureau is comprised of seven fully functional patrol squads, who provide 24-hour public safety coverage to the Community. Each Patrol Squad is led by a police sergeant and, in most cases, an accompanying police corporal. The Traffic Enforcement Bureau is comprised of a sergeant and five motor officers who provide 24-hour education, enforcement and investigation coverage to the Community. The three remaining specialty squads are: Rangers, School Resource Officers and the Community Action Team. All of these components are trained in the latest police tactics and use of technology to provide the most effective public safety services to Community members and visitors to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.


Traffic Enforcement Bureau – The Traffic Bureau is responsible for ensuring that all streets of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community are as safe as possible for its citizens, by enforcing all tribal, state and federal motor vehicle laws and removing unsafe drivers and vehicles from the roadways. Learn more about the Traffic Enforcement Bureau ...

Ranger Bureau – The Ranger Bureau provides services to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in the areas of environmental crimes and the protection of the Community's natural resources. In addition, the rangers also respond to all animal problems within the Community and conduct high visibility patrols in the Salt/Verde River recreation areas during the summer months. Learn more about the Ranger Bureau ...

Patrol Bureau – The Patrol Bureau is comprised of three districts: central, north and south. Under the direction of the patrol lieutenants, the bureau deploys forces consistent with the needs of the Community. The Patrol Bureau maintains public order and provides preventative patrols, responds to calls for service, including emergency calls, criminal traffic, animal or civil calls for service.

Special Squads

  • School Resource Officers
  • Community Action Team
  • Housing Liaison Officer