TTA Training Events

Enhancing Tribal-State Collaborations to Build Sustainable Public Safety Partnerships

Focus of Training: The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) , through the Western Community Policing Institute (WCPI) at Western Oregon University, offers a two-day awareness-level course titled: Enhancing Tribal-State Collaborations to Build Sustainable Public Safety Partnerships, designed to be proactive, comprehensive, training experience that fosters collaboration among tribal, federal, state, and local governments. The class will training and equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify existing tribal justice challenges for the purpose of strengthening partnerships to more effectively implement criminal justice initiatives in their organizations. The next training sessions are:

Oct. 1-2, 2018
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (local time)
Casino del Sol
5655 W. Valencia Rd., Tucson, AZ 85757
Hosted Agency: Pascua Yaqui Tribe Probation and Parole

Oct. 24-25, 2018
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (local time)
Passamaquoddy Tribal Office
136 Country Road, Perry, ME 04667
Host Agency: Passamaquoddy Tribe

Registration: To register online for any of these three sessions, please visit

Save the Date! Registration Open Now for the Tribal Probation Academy

Focus of Training: On behalf of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) and its partners will host TPA over 3 separate weeks this fall. TPA delivers comprehensive training to entry-level justice system personnel who are affiliated with a tribe that provides community supervision services. During each of the 3 weeks, attendees will be trained by subject experts on a variety of topics and be required to take a test at the end of each week. At the end of the third week, attendees must pass a comprehensive exam to receive certification.

***Please note that TPA is pending approval from the Office of Justice Programs. If you make travel arrangements prior to the event’s approval, please ensure that all arrangements are refundable in case TPA is cancelled.

Where: National Judicial Center in Reno, Nevada

When: The three weeks of training are: Oct. 15–19, Nov. 12–16, and Dec. 10–14, 2018

Who: All entry-level tribal community corrections professionals are invited to apply to attend TPA

Additional details: APPA is offering lodging scholarships as well reimbursement for partial airfare to a limited number of applicants to help defray travel costs. To be eligible for the scholarship and/or reimbursement, attendees must participate in all 3 weeks of TPA. APPA will provide further information about logistics once the event is approved and applicants have been accepted.

Registration: To register online, please visit Please submit any questions to Travis Johnson, Program Associate, at or call 859–244–8015

Tribal Oriented Policing Strategies (TOPS) 

Focus of Training: Hosted by White Earth Nation, this training explores strategies to enhance collaboration between law enforcement agencies and the community to reduce crime and improve community quality of life. Attendees will practice working in organized problem solving teams to develop an action plan using community policing principles to address specific public safety threats in your community. After completing TOPS, you will be able to:

  • Apply the core principles of community policing to address key community safety concerns
  • Develop action plans using information, tools and resources from the training
  • Build collaborative partnerships to promote community trust in police and other agencies/organizations

Cost: NO FEE

Where: White Earth Tribal Community College, 2250 College Road, Mahnomen, MN 56557

When: Oct. 22-23, 2018

Who: The following would benefit from this training:

• Community Member
• Community Corrections Officer
• Court System Personnel
• Educator
• Emergency Management
• Law Enforcement
• Law Enforcement Support
• Prosecutors
• Social Workers
• Tribes/Tribal Partners
• Victim Service Providers

Registration: For more information and to register online, please go here.

Trauma-informed Supervision Webinar Series

Focus of training: A critical condition for developing a trauma-informed system (i.e., agencies and other care providing setting) is for all staff members, including professionals, support staff and administrators, to have a comprehensive understanding of the effects and complexity of trauma, its potential behavioral manifestations and principles for addressing the needs of traumatized clients (Jennings, 2004). Training is essential in the process of transforming an agency to become trauma-informed. This three-part webinar series will cover a wide variety of topics and provide you with strategies for interacting with traumatized clients. Part 1: What is Trauma?, Part 2: The Long Reach of Intergenerational Trauma, Part 3: Interacting with Traumatized Clients.

***Access these free webinars here.

Who can benefit from this training?

  • Community Corrections Officer
  • Court System Personnel
  • Educator
  • Law Enforcement
  • Law Enforcement Support
  • Social Workers
  • Victim Service Providers
  • Tribes/Tribal Partners

Now available online! Tribal Oriented Policing Strategies (TOPS)

Focus of training: Through funding from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice, the National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC) of Fox Valley Technical College developed four comprehensive online modules that cover topics including: positive ethics, communication, leadership styles, identifying key stakeholders, partnership building, a six-step problem-solving model, and examples of success. Training modules can be taken as a comprehensive program in the recommended module order shown or as individual modules:

  • Module 1: Course Introduction
  • Module 2: Community Policing: Define community policing and explore key stakeholders in a successful community policing strategy. Examine ways the crime triangle can be applied to addressing public safety concerns and developing potential solutions.
  • Module 3: Team Building: Explore strategies to foster positive community ethics, effective communication techniques and leadership styles. Identify how to implement these techniques to build strategic partnerships inside and outside the community to augment tribal community policing action plans and improve public safety.
  • Module 4: Problem Solving: Examine a six-step problem solving model and identify how to effectively implement this model to address specific public safety concerns and needs in your community. Practice the application of these principles through meaningful exercises, and examine a case study where the six-step model was successfully applied in a tribal community setting.

How to register and access the training:

To access the TOPS Online Training Program, subscribe to  NCJTC’s On Demand Community Training Catalog by visiting Click View Catalog and then subscribe. By subscribing to the Community catalog, you will have access to the TOPS Online Training Program as well as other eLearning opportunities. Once your subscription is approved, you will receive further instructions for accessing the course. Participants completing the full program are awarded four (4) continuing education hours through Fox Valley Technical College.

Did you know? TOPS is also available at no cost in a 2-day classroom based /interactive training.  To request a training at your location, visit and click the “Request Training” link at the bottom of the home page

If you have questions about either one of these training options, please contact NCJTC at (855) 866-2582.

Updated September 19, 2018

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