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Tribal and Alaskan Native Training

Training Course: Community Policing Self-Assessment Tool (CP-SAT)
Mode of Delivery: Web-based
Training Provider: ICF International
Target Audience: Tribal and Alaskan Native Communities

Course Description: The Community Policing Self-Assessment Tool (CP-SAT) is a survey that helps your agency measure its progress in implementing community policing. CP-SAT confidentially captures information about community partnerships, problem solving, and organizational impact. This assessment allows agencies to measure the extent to which community policing has been implemented within their agency. This tool was developed with significant input from community policing experts and practitioners and was designed to meet scientific standards for rigor, while also being user-friendly. This tool was created based on over five years of work by COPS, ICF International, and Police Executive Research Forum and has been administered in agencies across the country. The tool is currently being administered by ICF International on behalf of the COPS Office. Upon completion, agencies will receive an easy-to-use Summary Report that summarizes their data so agency management can identify the community policing strengths and areas for improvement. Tribal agencies are able to participate in the CP-SAT upon request during regular administrations of the tool.

For additional information on this course: http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/Default.asp?Item=2673 Icon: External Link


Training Course: Mendocino County/Round Valley Tribe Training and
Technical Assistance Project
Mode of Delivery: Onsite Assistance
Training Provider: Fox Valley Technical College
Target Audience: Round Valley Tribe Community

Course Description: This project will provide on-site training and technical assistance to assist the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) with developing a more effective and efficient partnership with the Round Valley Tribe to address public safety issues and other community stakeholders in the Covelo, California region. The on-site training and technical assistance visits will involve multiple types of stakeholders beyond tribal law enforcement to include tribal leaders, community leaders and other local law enforcement agencies. The primary objective of this project is to achieve a level of collaboration for county, municipal and tribal law enforcement agencies that is not inhibited by barriers in communication and will promote best-practices in community policing. FVTC will prepare a guidebook/toolkit based on the trainings and resulting efforts of the sheriff’s office, tribe and other community stakeholders that will be completed at the conclusion of the project.

For additional information on this course: https://www.ncjtc.org/ Icon: External Link


Training Course: National Indian Youth Police Academy
Mode of Delivery: Onsite Assistance
Training Provider: Fox Valley Technical College
Target Audience: Tribal and Alaskan Native Communities

Course Description: Supporting positive youth development that embraces the Native culture is important in creating future leaders. Given the economic distress in many tribal communities, youth development and leadership activities/programs are not readily available. To reduce juvenile delinquency, as well as provide a basis for future leadership in tribes there must be an appropriate investment in tribal youth. To address this need, the National Indian Youth Police Academy (NIYPA) was developed to address tribal law enforcement recruitment needs and to foster positive youth development. The NIYPA uses the concept of the Citizen’s Police Academy, customizing the activities to Native American youth. These activities provide youth with an opportunity to learn about law enforcement and public safety and to experience different facets of public safety through hands-on training and exercises, while maintaining culturally important elements, in a safe and comfortable environment for the youth. This program will include one NIYPA session for approximately 40 youth in August 2014 and a publication highlighting the positive impact of the NIYPA on tribal youth.

For additional information on this course: https://www.ncjtc.org/ Icon: External Link


Training Course: Native American Training Series Executive Leadership e-learning
Mode of Delivery: Web-based (Online)
Training Provider: Upper Midwest Community Policing Institute/Community Safety Institute
Target Audience: Tribal and Alaskan Native Communities

Course Description: This COPS Native American Training Series Executive Leadership e-learning program is designed to assist Native American law enforcement agencies with developing both current and future leaders within their organizations. Throughout the program a wide variety of leadership models and theories are presented in order to enlighten participants and enhance their learning experience.

For additional information on this course: http://www.umcpi.org Icon: External Link


Training Course: Regional Collaboration to Embrace, Engage, and Sustain Tribal Community Policing Partnerships
Mode of Delivery: Regional Training and Technical Assistance
Training Provider:Western Community Policing Institute
Target Audience: Tribal and Alaskan Native Communities

Course Description: The Western Community Policing Institute (WCPI) will provide technical assistance and regional trainings that focuses on building effective and efficient collaborative partnerships throughout Indian Country to address the unique public safety threats to tribal communities and their neighboring jurisdictions. The training curricula will include understanding cultural diversity issues, identifying stakeholders, the need for regional collaboration, and how to develop effective memorandums of understandings and agreements. In addition, WCPI will develop a library of resources that will be available to assist tribes and other stakeholders in developing and sustaining regional community policing partnerships.

For additional information on this course: http://www.westernrcpi.com Icon: External Link


Training Course: Tribal Inspired Leadership Training
Mode of Delivery: Regional Training and Technical Assistance
Training Provider: Western Community Policing Institute
Target Audience: Tribal and Alaskan Native Communities

Course Description: The Western Community Policing Institute (WCPI) WCPI has created a two-day training that will assist Tribal Leaders in improving the capacity of Tribal executive leaders to partner with relevant stakeholders, increase the awareness on the importance of culture of trust and accountability, using technology to support community policing efforts through the capture of data, increasing the capacity to develop and enhance mutual trust, increase the capacity to leverage community policing in responding to the effects of local economic distress on public safety, increase the capacity to address unique issues in a culturally sensitive and comprehensive community policing approach, and to increase the practice of community policing globally.

For additional information on this course: http://www.westernrcpi.com Icon: External Link


Training Course: Tribal Law Enforcement Training Conference
Mode of Delivery: Classroom
Training Provider: Upper Midwest Community Policing Institute
Target Audience: Tribal and Alaskan Native Communities

Course Description: The Tribal Law Enforcement Training Conference (Native American Training Series IV) is a three day tribal training conference that brings together all three of the “COPS Native American Training Series” courses in one location. NATS I addresses the topics of Tribal Community Engagement; The Problem of Underage Drinking; Graffiti on Tribal Lands; Disorderly Youth in the Community; Domestic Violence; Reducing Crime and Disorder through Problem Solving Partnerships; and Community Policing Basics. NATS II is a presentation for law enforcement officers working in schools or serving the school community; school administrators and educators; and concerned community members. NATS III is designed for Native American police executives, command staff, and supervising personnel, and will prepare tribal police leaders to address today’s law enforcement challenges.

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Training Course: Tribal Methamphetamine Initiative Training and Technical Assistance
Mode of Delivery: Onsite and Technical Assistance
Training Provider: Strategic Applications International
Target Audience: Tribal and Alaskan Native Communities

Course Description: To assist the 2010 and 2011 Tribal Methamphetamine grantees with their projects to address methamphetamines, Strategic Applications International (SAI) will conduct onsite needs assessments, deliver a summit for grantees, and produce tribal meth action plans for each site. A tribal meth fellows program will be developed to serve as content experts and generate white papers on content specific best practices related to reducing the impact of meth as well as mentoring grantees. Grantees will receive training in the three pillars of community policing, how to develop their own needs assessments, mobilize key stakeholders and communities, and design a community- based participatory research model. Training and technical assistance deliverables will include the summit, a COPS Guidebook on Tribal Meth Best Practices, webinars and white papers, and an update to Methpedia.org.

For additional information on this course: http://www.methpedia.org Icon: External Link


Training Course: Tribal Oriented Policing Strategies: A Community Policing Approach to Reducing Crime in Indian Country
Mode of Delivery: Classroom and Technical Assistance
Training Provider: Fox Valley Technical College-Criminal Justice Center for Innovation
Target Audience: Tribal and Alaskan Native Communities

Course Description: Tribal Oriented Policing Strategies: A Community Policing Approach to Reducing Crime in Indian Country has been a highly rated and successful program that was designed specifically for Indian Country by Native American community policing practitioners. Participants will learn proven problem solving techniques to reduce crime in their communities. This training will demonstrate how to strengthen relationships between law enforcement, tribal agencies and the community to improve quality of life and enhance community safety. Law enforcement and community members will explore methods to effectively identify underlying causes or conditions that lead to crime. Key topics include: elements of change, dynamics of group development, building partnerships, creative solutions to problems, identifying resources, overcoming barriers to working together, and community policing. This two-day training is highly interactive and based on adult learning. The TOPS Training is currently being offered to 2011 Tribal Resources Grant Program (TRGP) recipients. Non-grantee tribes may also have the opportunity to schedule the TOPS Training as funding permits. Training and Technical Assistance relevant to other community policing and specialized topics may be offered to grantees and non-grantees as funds permit.

For additional information on this course: http://www.fvtc.edu/TRGP Icon: External Link


Training Course: Tribal Prescription Drug Endangered Children Training and Technical Assistance Program
Mode of Delivery: Onsite Training and Technical Assistance
Training Provider: Lamar Associates, LLC
Target Audience: Tribal and Alaskan Native Communities

Course Description: Pharmaceutical drug abuse in Indian Country has grown to become a significant public safety issue that has contributed to the increase in violent crime rates in Indian Country, devastated Native American families, endangered children, and created a strain on the limited resources available to tribal law enforcement and service programs. In order to address this serious public safety concern, Lamar Associates, LLC (Lamar), and its project partners, the National Indian Child Welfare Association and the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators have been funded to develop the Tribal Prescription Drug Endangered Children Training and Technical Assistance Program. Lamar and its partners will develop a training curricula and provide technical assistance that will: 1) increase the capacity of law enforcement agencies to serve the needs of drug endangered children and 2) increase the capacity of law enforcement agencies to build partnerships with public health, prevention, and treatment providers that will lead to coordinated community responses to prevent prescription drug diversion and abuse. The training curriculum will be designed to acquaint the participants with: The Indian Child Welfare Act (25 U.S.C. 1901); civil and criminal jurisdiction in Indian Country; roles and responsibilities of service groups; types of reporting, cross-reporting, and information sharing; safety procedures for children, families, and responding personnel; accepted drug endangered children protocols; the national pharmaceutical drug assessments; the pharmaceutical impact in Indian Country including trends, signs of exposure in children, identification of drug user behavior and paraphernalia; identification drug contaminated environments; child risk assessment methodologies; community policing principles, problem-solving techniques, and strategic planning and collaboration with federal, state, private and tribal organizations.

For additional information on this course: http://lamarassociates.net/indian-country-training Icon: External Link


Training Course: Tribal Public Law 280 Policing Partnerships
Mode of Delivery: Tribal Public Law 280 Policing Partnerships
Training Provider: Strategic Applications International
Target Audience: Tribal and Alaskan Native Communities

Course Description: To strengthen the relationship between tribal law enforcement, non-tribal law enforcement, and U.S./States Attorneys in Public Law 280 sites, SAI will leverage its vast experience in facilitating strategy and action planning summits to address crime, drugs, and other social issues in partnership with law enforcement and key stakeholders, together with our experience in working with tribal law enforcement. The program will include approximately four sites where a two-day site specific Community Oriented Policing Training augmented with cultural dialogue training and action planning will be delivered. Participants will include Sheriffs, Chiefs of Police, US Attorneys, and Tribal Leaders. The results of the on-site technical assistance will aid in the development of a web-based training curriculum tailored to Public Law 280 communities to enhance tribal and non-tribal law enforcement cooperation. The program goal is to improve public safety on tribal lands by developing a training program that builds the knowledge, skills and abilities of tribal law enforcement agencies to build more effective relationships with non-tribal law enforcement to advance community policing.

For additional information on this course: http://sai-dc.com/ Icon: External Link


Training Course: Tribal Youth Partnerships for Public Safety
Mode of Delivery: Classroom
Training Provider: Western Community Policing Institute
Target Audience: Tribal and Alaskan Native Communities

Course Description: The Tribal Youth Partnerships for Public Safety training is a 36 hour course to build and enhance youth-police partnerships in tribal agencies. WCPI offers both train-the-trainer and standard deliveries of the training in tribal communities. WCPI is also addressing the need to build and enhance executive leadership in tribal agencies. Through the development and delivery of a two-day Tribal Inspired Leadership Training course WCPI will build the leadership capacity of tribal law enforcement agencies.

For additional information on this course: http://www.westernrcpi.com Icon: External Link

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