Tribal Justice and Safety

Tribal Justice and Safety

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Announces New Actions to Support Law Enforcement and Maintain Public Safety in Indian Country

As part of the department’s efforts under the Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety (Task Force), Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced a series of actions the department will take to support law enforcement and maintain public safety in Indian Country. Among the actions, the department will deploy the Tribal Access Program for National Crime Information (TAP) to 10 tribal sites, beginning today with the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana and Office of Tribal Justice (OTJ) will coordinate a series of listening sessions with tribal law enforcement officials and tribal leaders to ensure the unique perspective of law enforcement in Indian Country is taken into account.

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DOJ Listening Sessions on Tribal Law Enforcement

The Department of Justice has scheduled a series of listening sessions as part of the Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety (Task Force). The Department of Justice invites Tribal leaders and representatives from Tribal law enforcement to participate in these listening sessions to discuss law enforcement and violent crime in Indian country. Attorney General Sessions recognizes that is it crucial for Tribal police to have the right tools to fight crime and maintain public safety in your communities. The Department of Justice is committed to working with Tribes to provide greater access to technology, information and necessary enforcement.

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