(830) 773-2105 info@kickapootexas.org

KICKAPOO TRIBAL POLICE

MISSION STATEMENT:

The mission of the Kickapoo Tribal Police Department Field Officer Training Program is intended to focus on excellence, to provide leadership through innovation and creativity in a dynamic, diverse and professional organization. Field Training Officers will strive to create a safe and secure learning environment, by dedicating themselves to raising the level of preparedness to meet the needs of today and the challenges of tomorrow. The Field Training Officer Program will sustain a working partnership with the Kickapoo Community to improve the safety and quality of life. We will accomplish our mission by providing proactive service and to continually enhance the professionalism of law enforcement and serving the Kickapoo Community and the surroundings.

Values:

These values guide in all decisions and actions made in the Field Training Officer Program.

  • Strive to learn and grow
  • Be honest, ethical and professional
  • Strive for excellence
  • Lead by example
  • Treat all people with respect and compassion
  • Do the right thing

 

The KICKAPOO TRIBAL POLICE DEPARTMENT Field Training Program is intended to ease a police officer’s transition from the academic setting to the performance of Indian Law, State Law and law enforcement patrol duties of the KICKAPOO TRIBAL POLICE DEPARTMENT. Although an officer graduating from the Basic Course Academy has received a thorough introduction to basic law enforcement subjects, that officer cannot be expected to immediately function as an experienced officer. Newly assigned officers must receive additional training in the field, where they can learn from officers who have already gained a great deal of practical patrol experience.

The Field Training Program introduces a newly assigned officer to the personnel, procedures, policies, and purposes of the department as well as providing the initial formal and informal training specific to the day to day duties of its officers. In order to make the new officer’s field training as effective as possible, they are assigned to a Field Training Officer (FTO). The FTO is an experienced officer especially selected and trained to conduct this type of training. It is the responsibility of the FTO to thoroughly review the field training guide materials with the newly assigned officer and to demonstrate proper patrol procedures. New officers will be required to perform various law enforcement duties under the guidance and supervision of their assigned FTO.

The student’s performance will be evaluated daily, weekly and by-weekly by the FTO. This one-on-one style of training and the fact that the instructor/trainers must guide the training in real law enforcement situations, sets it apart from any prior academic endeavor. Field training has a significant impact on the individual student in terms of imprinting attitudes, style, values and ethics in carrying out the duties of police work that will remain throughout a career. Consequentially, it is probably the most effective influence on the future direction of a department. The law enforcement department head and his/her field training manager must, therefore, be certain that the field training program which introduces officers to the department not only develops the necessary technical skills but also reflects the policing philosophy of the department and the community that it serves.

The field training staff has the monumental responsibility of building the future of the department through the people they train. To assure success in this task, the field training program must have a training philosophy that ensures that every student is given the maximum opportunity to show that he or she can do the job. In order to accomplish this, the program must create a positive environment in which learning is maximized and in which students are able to perform to the best of their ability. The approach must be fair, firm, friendly and above all, professional. The example set must be beyond reproach. Evaluation must be sincere and given in a straight-forward manner emphasizing the positive as well as the negative aspects of performance. At no time should the new officers be demeaned or ridiculed. Even the least capable student must be treated with respect and compassion. No student should ever be treated in a way that deprives that student of his or her dignity. Every effort must be made to ensure that the stress felt by the student is caused by the job and not from the words or actions of the Field Training Officers nor the staff.

KTPD SR Police Director

Joey Comstock

Joey Comstock

SR Tribal Police Director

SR Police Director Joey N. Comstock

Mr. Comstock began his career as a police officer in 1998 and has held many titles during his career to include specialty and command titles as Narcotics Investigator, Criminal Investigator, Captain of Investigations, and Deputy Chief of Special Operations. Mr. Comstock is a graduate of the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor in Criminal Justice Administration. Mr. Comstock is a graduate of the Chiefs of Police Academy, graduate of the Southern Police Institute Executive Leadership Course and is a recipient of the FBI LEEDA Trilogy Award. Mr. Comstock is a certified hostage negotiator, DARE certified, as well as SWAT certified among many other accolades that make up a very extensive list of State and Federal certifications and trainings. Before holding this current position, Mr. Comstock worked at state agencies for ten years and for the Muscogee Creek Nation Lighthorse Police Department of Oklahoma for the last nine years, so he is well versed in tribal law, customs, and politics.
Before beginning his career in law enforcement, Mr. Comstock served as a combat veteran in the United States Army Airborne Infantry Regiments.
Mr. Comstock has been married for 27 years, with two daughters and 4 grandchildren.

KTPD Supervisors

Reynaldo Ramon

Reynaldo Ramon

Sergeant

reynaldo.ramon@ktttribe.org

Epifanio Ruiz Jr.

Epifanio Ruiz Jr.

Investigations Sergeant

epifanio.ruiz@ktttribe.org
(830)421-5324

Victor Sanchez

Victor Sanchez

Patrol Sergeant

victor.sanchez@ktttribe.org

Fernando Esquivel

Fernando Esquivel

D.A.R.E. / Patrol Sergeant

fernando.esquivel@ktttribe.org
(830)421-5322

Raul Rodriguez

Raul Rodriguez

Patrol Sergeant

raul.rodriguez@ktttribe.org

Antonio Gonzalez

Antonio Gonzalez

Sergeant

antonio.gonzalez@klecasino.com

Miguel Mata

Miguel Mata

Patrol Sergeant

miguel.mata@ktttribe.org

Javier Hernandez

Javier Hernandez

Sergeant

javier.hernandez@klecasino.com

D.A.R.E. PROGRAM

Race Car Event

2017 KTTT Talent Show

Officer Zapata participated as a Talent Show Judge. In this photo she posed with this year’s winners. Congratulations to all!
Idalia Zapata

Idalia Zapata

D.A.R.E. / Patrol Officer

idalia.zapata@ktttribe.org
(830)872-0402

Fernando Esquivel

Fernando Esquivel

D.A.R.E. / Patrol Sergeant

fernando.esquivel@ktttribe.org
(830)421-5322

KTPD Criminal Investigations Department

Criminal Investigations Department represents KTTT in its best interests in a positive manner and treats all tribal members, co-workers, employees and the public at large with the utmost respect and dignity.

We are responsible for investigating crimes such as burglaries, homicides, assaults and other incidents to implicate perpetrators. Collect evidence, interview witnesses, testify in court and handle all sensitive and confidential information appropriately.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Interview informants, suspects and witnesses to ascertain alibis, clues, time frames and possible suspects.
  • Investigate criminal acts such as homicides, sexual assaults, armed robberies, home invasions, and property crimes such as burglaries.
  • Bag evidence carefully and ensure it gets sent to proper department.
  • Collect and use evidence to solve crimes.
  • Send specimens to laboratory to obtain DNA.
  • File paperwork.
  • Follow up on leads.

 

  • Process crime scenes.
  • Analyze laboratory findings.
  • Obtain search warrants.
  • Collect enough evidence to support a court case against a criminal.
  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of tribal statues and court cases related to work performed and agency rules and regulations.
  • Additional police assistance.
  • Prepare investigative reports.
  • Keep detailed records.
  • Prepare sketches and diagrams
  • Explain to the jury the significance of evidence as it relates to proof.
Epifanio Ruiz Jr.

Epifanio Ruiz Jr.

Investigations Sergeant

epifanio.ruiz@ktttribe.org
(830)421-5324

Daniel Polendo

Daniel Polendo

Investigator

daniel.polendo@ktttribe.org
(830)421-5325

Norma Rodriguez

Norma Rodriguez

Receptionist

norma.rodriguez@ktttribe.org
(830)421-5326