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As the sun begins to set, be reminded that “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice …” - Dr....
01/16/2023

As the sun begins to set, be reminded that “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice …” - Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.

01/13/2023
January is Human Trafficking Awareness month. Take time to recognize the signs of human trafficking and what actions and...
01/12/2023
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month - Futures Without Violence

January is Human Trafficking Awareness month. Take time to recognize the signs of human trafficking and what actions and steps can be taken to intervene and assist victims.

  Human trafficking takes a terrible toll, affecting nearly 25 million people worldwide, including tens of thousands here in the United States. Like domestic violence, trafficking is about power and control and exploitation of people, particularly women and children. Futures Without Violence works ...

NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY - Thank you to all of our law enforcement brothers and sisters who serve and p...
01/09/2023

NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY - Thank you to all of our law enforcement brothers and sisters who serve and protect our Indian Country communities! OJS is grateful for our law enforcement staff and for our tribal, local, state, and federal public safety partners. You can show your support of law enforcement by thanking an officer; sending a note of thanks to your local police department; or by turning your social media channels blue. Thank you for your time and commitment to service, you make a difference every day!‬

United States Indian Police AcademyGraduation AnnouncementThe academy has been educating, training, and inspiring leader...
01/05/2023

United States Indian Police Academy
Graduation Announcement

The academy has been educating, training, and inspiring leaders of character for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Tribal Nations since 1969. The Academy provides law enforcement training steeped in academic rigor, professional discipline, and physical challenges, all built upon a moral-ethical foundation. The Academy is a nationally recognized institution for law enforcement excellence, and we are proud that today’s cadets will become tomorrow’s law enforcement officers.

The United States Indian Police Academy extends the invitation to families and departments to attend the graduation ceremony for the Indian Country Police Officer Training Program, Class 181.

Please join us on Friday, January 6th at 10:00 A.M. MST at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Building 1-Auditorium located at 1300 W Richey Ave, Artesia, NM 88210.

To view online, click on the link below.
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From our OJS family to yours, we wish you a Safe and Happy New Year!
01/01/2023

From our OJS family to yours, we wish you a Safe and Happy New Year!

🎄Merry Christmas to our OJS staff and their families. We wish you a safe and happy holiday season.
12/25/2022

🎄Merry Christmas to our OJS staff and their families. We wish you a safe and happy holiday season.

On December 12-14, 2022, BIA-OJS Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) Bryan Stark and Division of Drug Enforcement R...
12/22/2022

On December 12-14, 2022, BIA-OJS Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) Bryan Stark and Division of Drug Enforcement Resident Agent in Charge (RAC) Whit Woodruff, assisted the Western District of Oklahoma (WDO) United States Attorneys Office in teaching Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country (CJIC) training course to Troopers in the 70th Oklahoma Highway Patrol Academy. After passing the CJIC course, Troopers will be receiving their BIA-Special Law Enforcement Commission (SLEC) to assist in Indian Country.

Public Safety & Justice Subcommittee Meeting (Washington, DC) - OJS Director Glen Melville serves as the federal co-chai...
12/07/2022

Public Safety & Justice Subcommittee Meeting (Washington, DC) - OJS Director Glen Melville serves as the federal co-chair of the Tribal / Interior Budget Council PS&J Subcommittee. Today he met with the Subcommittee and discussed program data; data collection & reporting; and the mutual goal of improved communications across federal, tribal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.

The BIA OJS Victim Assistance Program and Ute Indian Tribe (Utah) collaborated with the Friends Against Family Violence ...
12/05/2022

The BIA OJS Victim Assistance Program and Ute Indian Tribe (Utah) collaborated with the Friends Against Family Violence organization and are offering free community workshops on the Uintah and Ouray reservation. The training workshops will teach skills that will increase odds of success in life and reach goals of having healthy relationships, including conflict resolution. To register for a workshop go to: fafv.org/reach

Today and tomorrow at the U.S. Department of the Interior, DOI is hosting the 2022 White House Tribal Nations Summit.  T...
12/01/2022

Today and tomorrow at the U.S. Department of the Interior, DOI is hosting the 2022 White House Tribal Nations Summit. This event provides an opportunity for Administration and Tribal leaders to discuss the ways the federal government can invest in and strengthen nation-to-nation relationships as well as ensure that progress in Indian Country endures for years to come. Tune in on YouTube to hear from President Biden, Vice President Harris, Secretary Haaland and members of the cabinet, and learn about new announcements and efforts to implement key policy initiatives supporting Tribal communities. https://www.youtube.com/usinterior/streams

November 2022: BIA OJS Indian Highway Safety Program staff visited with Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Butt...
11/25/2022

November 2022: BIA OJS Indian Highway Safety Program staff visited with Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg along with tribal officers from Pueblos of Isleta, Laguna, Jemez, Pojoaque, and Zia. The group assembled for a tribal traffic safety event held at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute. Secretary Buttigieg also visited with Pueblo of Isleta Police Officers regarding the BAT mobile and impaired driving activities.

🦃HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  As we all prepare our Thanksgiving dinners, OJS wants to give special thanks to the public safety ...
11/24/2022

🦃HAPPY THANKSGIVING! As we all prepare our Thanksgiving dinners, OJS wants to give special thanks to the public safety personnel who are serving today and our military members across the globe. Safe travels to all, it is our hope that you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

On Tuesday November 15, 2022, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new BIA Mescalero Detention Center that is slat...
11/18/2022

On Tuesday November 15, 2022, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new BIA Mescalero Detention Center that is slated to begin construction in early December 2022. This is a project that has been in the planning process for some time and is moving on to the next phase. The 40-bed facility is expected to be open in the later part of 2024. Remarks were given by Mescalero Apache Vice President Tammy Torres, Former BIA District IV Special Agent in Charge and current Mescalero Apache Council Member Danny Bruneinger, Former BIA OJS Associate Director and current Mescalero Apache Chief Judge David Littlewind and BIA OJS DIV Correctional Program Specialist (CPS) Bianca Kie. District IV OJS was represented by Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) Peter Lahi, CPS Bianca Kie and BIA/OJS Mescalero Agency Chief of Police James Vepley.

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2022 National Law Enforcement Appreciatuon Day - OJS wants to thank our OJS staff and the many tribal, local, state, and federal law enforcement partners for working hard to keep our tribal communities safe!
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