Fox Valley Technical College – Criminal Justice Center for Innovation
Fox Valley Technical College is delivering training and technical assistance to the 2008 Tribal Resources Grant Program (TRGP) awardees and other tribes as funds permit. The main curricula for the project is the Tribal TEAMS training which is designed to strengthen relationships between law enforcement agencies and the community through a team approach that effectively addresses safety and enhances quality of life. Tribes may also request technical assistance on any law enforcement related topic that they would like assistance with, including drugs, gangs, youth safety, etc. One particular specialized topic that is offered is training and technical assistance surrounding methamphetamines in tribal lands, with a focus on meth awareness and understanding as well as dealing with lab cleanup and removal. A guidebook/toolkit based on the trainings and resulting efforts of tribes will be completed at the conclusion of the project. 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. Visit http://www.fvtc.edu/TRGP for more details on the trainings.
Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) has been funded to 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 more information on Fox Valley tribal trainings visit: http://www.fvtc.edu/public/content.aspx?ID=1278&PID=88.
Upper Midwest Community Policing Institute
The Upper Midwest Community Policing Institute (UMCPI) offers a set of training curricula for Native American settings. Using popular COPS Office publications, UMCPI has developed an innovative and culturally acceptable set of training, tools, and materials that will provide valuable community policing information to Native American law enforcement agencies and their community partners. Through consultation with experts, UMCPI developed the Native American Training Series Phase I and Phase II. Phase I includes topics such as Domestic Violence, Graffiti, Community Policing Basics, Disorderly Youth, Problem Solving, Underage Drinking and Community Engagement. Phase II curriculum includes School Safety; Early Intervention Systems; School Crime Issues; School Resource Officers, Gangs and Bullying and Harassment in Schools. Training participants also receive an Implementation Guidebook to assist them in implementing the knowledge and skills from the training in their department. In partnership with the Community Safety Institute, UMCPI has also developed an online Native American Executive Leadership Training course. The training is designed to assist Native American law enforcement agencies with developing both current and future leaders within their organizations. Throughout the training a wide variety of leadership models and theories are presented in order to broaden the leadership capacity of all participating students. Visit http://www.umcpi.org for more details on any of the trainings.
The Western Community Policing Institute (WCPI) is working to address the need to build and enhance youth-police partnerships in tribal agencies. WCPI has develop a 36-hour Tribal Youth Partnerships for Public Safety training course and providing 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. Visit http://www.tribaltraining.com for more details on any of the trainings.
The Western Community Policing Institute (WCPI) has been funded to develop a project called the “Regional Collaboration to Embrace, Engage, and Sustain Tribal Community Policing Partnerships” (RCTP). Through the project, WCPI will develop training curricula, and 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. Visit http://www.tribaltraining.com for more details on any of the trainings.
Strategic Applications International
To assist the 2010 Tribal Methamphetamine grantees with their projects to address methamphetamines, Strategic Applications International (SAI) will conduct onsite needs assessments, deliver 2-4 regional summits 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 regional conferences, a COPS Guidebook on Tribal Meth Best Practices, webinars and white papers, and an update to Methpedia.org. Visit http://www.methpedia.org for more details on any of the trainings.
Lamar Associates, LLC
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 about the trainings and technical assistance that Lamar Associated provide, visit http://lamarassociates.net/training.html.