Morongo Tribal Police Department
Our Mission & Purpose:
It is the mission and commitment of the Morongo Tribal Police Department to have a collaborative partnership with the people of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians. Our goal is to ensure that all Tribal Members, residents, employees and visitors of the reservation feel confident they are living and working in a secure and guarded environment.
The department exists for the purpose of maintaining a safe community for those who reside within the residential areas of the reservation and those who attend and work at the Tribe’s schools, enterprises, administration buildings and TANF offices. It is our obligation and pleasure to safeguard all of those individuals whom we work for and are sworn to protect.
The Department’s History:
The first Tribal Reservation Patrol Department was formed in 1998 and consisted of four officers. As tribal needs grew on the 54-square-mile reservation, so did the need for a formal law enforcement agency. In 2020, the Morongo Tribal Police Department was formed by Tribal Resolution as the Tribe’s recognized law enforcement agency.
Today, the Morongo Tribal Police has 70 employees within the following Divisions: Administration, Patrol, Investigations, Traffic, Communications, Court Services, and Enterprise. Tribal Police Officers also work closely with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Banning Police Department, Beaumont Police Department, California Highway Patrol, and other law enforcement partners.
All tribal police officers have graduated from a State of California police academy, certified by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) or equivalent Federal law enforcement academy.
Every department member has an obligation to the community we serve to develop and maintain the highest ethical standards in all official conduct and provide everyone with unsurpassed excellence in law enforcement.