"For over a decade the COPS [Community Oriented Policing Services] Office has provided valuable training and technical assistance to law enforcement agencies throughout the United States. Recent research has indicated that many of these programs are not currently being utilized by tribal policing agencies because they were not appropriately tailored to the Native American community. The COPS Native American Training Series (which includes this Implementation Guide and the Native American Training Series Toolkit) has been developed to meet this need by providing quality training and tools that are based in proven community policing principles and practices. The specific purpose of this project was not to create new, untested programs, but to tailor existing successfully-implemented community policing initiatives to meet the needs of Native American communities. There is a wide diversity of Native American communities, each with their own unique tribal characteristics. This program has endeavored to modify these useful community policing products to the Native American community, understanding that each tribal entity will further refine the adaptation process to meet the specific needs of individual tribal nations and specific community concerns. This Implementation Guide details the development process of the COPS Native American Training Series, but more importantly presents information for the tribal trainers on program modifications and facilitator adaptations that will empower community leaders and increase the overall utilization of the curriculums and the tools."
Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS): http://cops.usdoj.gov/