NCJTC offers core curriculum complemented with a wide variety of onsite T/TA services designed to address the specific needs of tribal law enforcement agencies and their community policing efforts. Through this program, you can host the Tribal Oriented Policing Strategies (TOPS) training, a two-day interactive training, designed to strengthen relationships between the community and tribal law enforcement agencies and “get back to the basics” of community policing. For your convenience, an online TOPS training is also now available. During this training, you will review key principles learned during the TOPS classroom training during this online training program. Topics include: Defining community policing, successful community policing strategy, fostering positive community ethics, partnership building, and communication strategies. You will also learn about a six-step problem solving model you can use to address specific needs in your community that brings results. Other training and technical assistance courses are offered in topics ranging from drug trends to suicide prevention to elder abuse. Support is also available for peer-to-peer learning, distance learning opportunities, and mentoring services.
Tribal community policing strategies highlighted in this report address issues such as substance abuse, gangs, and forming partnerships, all of which are public safety issues that many law enforcement agencies face. The report also includes details on each promising practice, including outcomes and lessons learned.
This publication examines how police agencies are using the report and implementing the recommendations as well as police agencies' reactions.
The use of partnerships between law enforcement and the community has long been recognized as an effective way to create and maintain public safety. This publication describes a problem-solving partnership initiative in the Mendocino County, California, area to enhance communication and coordination between law enforcement, the Round Valley Indian Tribes, and the community.