” The mission of the Public Safety & Natural Resources Department is to provide for the security and safety of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal citizens and employees. Additionally, the Department shall assist the Natural Resources Department, which has overall management responsibility for the hunting, fishing and gathering resources and treaty rights of the Tribe, by providing lawful protection of those resources and rights within the Enforcement Department Territory.”
The Jamestown S’Kallam Tribe’s Fish and Game Enforcement Office reports to the Natural Resources Department, the Fish and Game Committee and ultimately to the Tribal Council. Fish & Game Enforcement activities support Tribal management’s commitment for the protection and enhancement of its fish, shellfish, wildlife and plant resources throughout the Tribe’s Usual and Accustomed area The geographical area for which this Enforcement responsibility extends is immense, covering 1,250 river miles, 2,250 square miles of marine area and 1,441 square miles of land. Tribal laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations that are in place governing separate fishery or hunting and gathering activities are strictly enforced. Jamestown Enforcement works with state, federal and other tribal enforcement organizations which is absolutely essential for the protection of fish and wildlife resources. Interagency cooperation and sharing of information has been extended to the US Navy, Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the Department of Homeland Security.