FBI, This Week: Tribal Engagement Program Increases Participants
November 21, 2018
An FBI program aimed at providing Native American law enforcement agencies with access to federal criminal justice information databases is seeing success.
Mollie Halpern: An FBI program aimed at providing Native American law enforcement agencies with access to federal criminal justice information databases is seeing success.
The tribal engagement program provides solutions to obstacles tribal law enforcement can face in accessing and using FBI computerized repositories, which provide vital information to aid in investigations.
Kristi Naternicola says the program is steadily increasing the number of participating tribes.
Kristi Naternicola: There are about 200 tribal law enforcement agencies across the United States. It’s really important that they have the same tools to protect their communities like any other law enforcement does.
Halpern: FBI employees will visit the reservations of at least eight tribal nations during this fiscal year—that’s in addition to the more than 30 tribes they’ve already met.
Naternicola: Some of our success stories revolve around arresting sex offenders, kidnappers, and keeping firearms out of hands of those individuals that lawfully should not have them.
Halpern: With FBI, This Week, I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau.