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NCJ Number: 49968 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: PROBLEM AREAS IN THE OPERATION OF TRIBAL POLICE PROGRAMS
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: National Congress of American Indians
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 78
Sponsoring Agency: National Congress of American Indians
Washington, DC 20002
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A LITERATURE SEARCH, QUESTIONNAIRES, AND ON-SITE VISITS WERE ALL USED IN THIS STUDY OF PROBLEMS FACED BY TRIBAL POLICE ON AMERICAN INDIAN RESERVATIONS. THE UNIQUE STATUS OF TRIBAL POLICE IS DESCRIBED.
Abstract: THIS STUDY BY THE NATIONAL CONGRESS OF AMERICAN INDIANS SURVEYS SALARIES, TRAINING, DUTIES, POLITICAL PROBLEMS ARISING FROM THE PECULIAR STATUS OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN RESERVATIONS, AND PROBLEMS ARISING FROM RELATIONSHIPS WITH COMMUNITY POLICE OFF THE RESERVATION. SEVERAL PROFESSIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS ARE MADE, INCLUDING BETTER SALARIES, BETTER FRINGE BENEFITS, BETTER TRAINING AND MORE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES, AND COUNCILS AND BOARDS TO HANDLE COMMUNITY AND TRIBAL RELATIONS. ADMINISTRATIVE/PERSONNEL RECOMMENDATIONS ARE MADE. THESE INCLUDE JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND STANDARDS, GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES, HIRING PRACTICES, AND PUBLIC RELATIONS. A CHART GIVES A WAGE/EDUCATIONAL LEVEL/JOB DESCRIPTION PROFILE FOR POLICE OFFICERS ON THE EIGHT RESERVATIONS VISITED. OTHER CHARTS SUMMARIZE EDUCATION AND SPECIALIZED TRAINING OFFERED, COMMUNITY ATTITUDES, AND POLICE MORALE. A DETAILED EXPLANATION OF THE STATUS OF AMERICAN INDIAN RESERVATIONS UNDER UNITED STATES LAW IS GIVEN. APPENDICES GIVE ORGANIZATIONS AND AGENCIES CONTACTED, A LIST OF STATE PLANNING AGENCIES, STUDIES FROM THE BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, THE QUESTIONNAIRE FOR POLICE STAFF, THE QUESTIONNAIRE FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS, AND A SUMMARY OF DATA ON SITES VISITED. RESERVATIONS AND TRIBAL POLICE AGENCIES STUDIED INCLUDE: ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE, ROSEBUD, S.DAK.; THE SISSETON-WAHPETON SIOUX TRIBE, SISSETON, S.DAK.; THE YANKTON SIOUX TRIBE, WAGNER, S.DAK.; THE CHEYENNE RIVER SIOUX TRIBE, EAGLE BUTTE, S.DAK.; THE OGLALA SIOUX TRIBAL COUNCIL, PINE RIDGE, S.D.; THE FORT PECK TRIBE, POPLAR, MONT.; THE FORT BELKNAP COMMUNITY COUNCIL, HARLEM, MONT.; RED LAKE TRIBAL COUNCIL, RED LAKE MINN.; THE MENOMINEE RESTORATION COMMITTEE, KESHENA, WIS.; THE NAVAJO TRIBE, WINDOW ROCK, ARIZ.; THE UINTAH AND OURAY TRIBAL BUSINESS COUNCIL, FT. DUCHESNE, UT.; THE COLVILLE BUSINESS COMMITTEE, NESPELEM, WASH.; AND THE QUINAULT TRIBAL COUNCIL, TAHOLAH, WASH.
Index Term(s): American Indians; Indian affairs; Indian justice; Reservation law enforcement; Studies; Tribal community relations
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