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Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country Seminar

FREE Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country Seminar for Tribal Law Enforcement

The U.S Department of Justice’s National Indian Country Training Initiative is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring the Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country Seminar.  The seminar will be held October 1-3, 2013, at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina.  Travel and lodging accommodations will be provided by the Office of Legal Education.   Nominations are due by August 1, 2013.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Office of Justice Services (OJS) issues Special Law Enforcement Commissions (SLECs) to tribal, federal, state, and local full-time certified law enforcement officers who will serve without compensation from the Federal government.  This process allows BIA to obtain active assistance in the enforcement of federal criminal statutes and federal hunting and fishing regulations in Indian country. One of the criteria for receiving a SLEC is attendance at the Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country (CJIC) course and passage of an exam at the end of the class with a score of 70% or higher. While the SLEC is still issued by BIA, passage of the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) of 2010 shifted primary responsibility for delivery of CJIC training to the Department of Justice.

The October 1-3, 2013, Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country offering at the National Advocacy Center is the DOJ/BIA approved course that is frequently taught by USAO personnel at the District level. This class is for law enforcement officers who fulfill all other BIA minimum requirements to receive a SLEC, and USAO personnel who have responsibility under the TLOA to teach the CJIC class but may not have experience with the class format and materials.

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