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U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
The Office of Community Policing Services (COPS Office) recently provided $1.5 million in support of the Justice Department’s Tribal Access Program for National Crime Information (TAP) to enable 25 additional Indian tribes to join the program, thereby increasing total participation to 72 tribes by the end of 2019. The support, which will be used to provide integrated workstations and/or software as well as training to the additional tribes, will enable their criminal justice and civil agencies to easily access and contribute to national crime information databases. This can enhance their ability to protect and serve their communities in many ways. In addition to providing access to data in areas such as missing persons, stolen property, and registered sex offenders, users can quickly conduct fingerprint checks, locate kidnapping suspects, enter orders of protection, obtain criminal histories and perform other important tasks.
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