IACP Indian Country Law Enforcement Section Wins Community Policing Grant

By Elaine Deck, guest blogger, Senior Program Manager and Section Staff Liaison

On Tuesday 7/31/12, the COPS Office Director, Bernard Melekian, announced the award for IACP to develop a Tribal Policing Promising Practices Guidebook. The proposal was written in partnership with the IACP Indian Country Law Enforcement Section who will be represented on the project’s advisory steering committee.

The goal of this grant award is to identify, evaluate, and promote tribal community policing practices and then report them as models others can follow by publishing the successes in a promising practices document for national distribution.

The Indian Country Section was instrumental in launching the 2001 IACP National Policy Summit on Improving Safety in Indian Country, managed a USDOJ funded project to implement the summit recommendations and now represents Indian Country Law Enforcement on the US Attorney General’s GLOBAL Initiative for information-sharing and on the FBI’s Advisory Policy Board for its Criminal Justice Information Services Division.

The IACP Indian Country Law Enforcement Section was formed in 1983 and has been instrumental in establishing policy and leadership that raises the standards of tribal agencies and acknowledges the accomplishments and bravery of tribal law enforcement officers and their agencies.

For more information, go to the Section’s IACP webpage:
http://www.theiacp.org/About/Governance/Sections/IndianCountryLawEnforcementSection/tabid/439/Default.aspx or contact staff liaison, Elaine Deck at decke@theiacp.org

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