In 2013, CRS responded to community tensions in a local tribal Nation, stemming from concerns that law enforcement officials were not responding to an increase in reported crime and related public safety concerns. In particular, the Nation's Board of Trustees expressed anxiety about the reported proliferation of illegal guns on the reservation, which, according to community leaders, were being utilized to intimidate members of the Nation. CRS facilitated the creation of a federal law enforcement working group with the Nation, which included the area's United States Attorney's Office, Department of Justice components, the local District Attorney's Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,and Firearms. The working group regularly convened meetings to share information and develop strategies for ensuring that the policing needs of the Nation were being met. In addition, representatives from the working group held public community forums, allowing members of the Nation the opportunity to express their concerns and hear what actions law enforcement was talking to resolve the issues. A state law enforcement agency later joined the group in an effort to build stronger relationships with Nation leaders.