The mission of the La Posta Tribal Police Department is to provide a safe, welcome, and orderly environment for the La Posta Band of Kumeyaay Indians, defend the Tribe’s sovereignty, interests, and the rights of all the people in our jurisdiction. Our Police Department is comprised of highly-trained individuals who put their lives on the line every day to protect the Kumeyaay Nation, its culture, and the surrounding community.

Because our first responsibility is to serve and protect the La Posta community, community policing is at our core.


The La Posta Police Department is responsible for protecting the 3,556-acre La Posta Reservation, which is located approximately 56 miles east of San Diego, along the U.S. border with Mexico. The reservation was established in 1893. The La Posta Reservation is part of the Kumeyaay Nation, which historically comprised much of what is now San Diego County.

Our department works closely with neighboring tribal police departments, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, the United States Border Patrol, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and other allied agencies.


Our officers operate under Federal authority as governed by the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 and Public Law 280. They have been trained as dictated by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), federal, or other authorities.