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August 2021 – The Annual Crow Fair recently concluded but we have a few memories to share with you. First pictured are B...
09/14/2021

August 2021 – The Annual Crow Fair recently concluded but we have a few memories to share with you.

First pictured are BIA-OJS SA Jose Figueroa, SA Joe Keel and FBI SA John Cusak. Also pictured are SA Shawn Smith, Robert Ashcraft, Josie Passes, and SA Keel. BIA Officers and other first responders dance in the honor song during the Pow Wow and BIA- OJS Police Officer Rose Rockabove-Morrison showing her support for the Missing and Murdered Native American Cold Case Office. PO Rockabove Morrison has recovered well over 50 persons in her 3 years as a Patrol Officer.

September is Su***de Prevention Awareness Month. Use this month to discuss su***de prevention and to spread hope and vit...
09/14/2021

September is Su***de Prevention Awareness Month. Use this month to discuss su***de prevention and to spread hope and vital information to people affected by su***de. We can all help prevent su***de.

If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call 911 immediately. If you’re thinking about su***de, are worried about a friend or loved one, call the National Su***de Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

September is Su***de Prevention Awareness Month. Use this month to discuss su***de prevention and to spread hope and vital information to people affected by su***de. We can all help prevent su***de.

If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call 911 immediately. If you’re thinking about su***de, are worried about a friend or loved one, call the National Su***de Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

09/12/2021
National 9/11 Memorial (NYC)

🇺🇸 As the sunset falls, we remember the Fallen and their families that they left behind. Always remember, never forget.

2021 World Su***de Prevention Day - Su***de occurs across and within all races and cultures. Within Indian Country, the ...
09/10/2021
Lifeline Chat

2021 World Su***de Prevention Day - Su***de occurs across and within all races and cultures. Within Indian Country, the rates are higher than in the general population. Evidence shows that providing support services, talking about su***de, reducing access to means of self-harm, and following up with loved ones are just some of the actions we can all take to help others.

Crisis Resources
• If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call 911 immediately.
• If you are in crisis or are experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts, call the National Su***de Hotline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255)
• If you’re uncomfortable talking on the phone, you can also text NAMI to 741-741 to be connected to a free, trained crisis counselor on the Crisis Text Line.
• If you are more comfortable communicating via webchat, Lifeline Chat is a service of the National Su***de Prevention Lifeline, connecting individuals with counselors for emotional support and other services via webchat.

https://su***depreventionlifeline.org/chat/

Lifeline Chat is a service of the National Su***de Prevention Lifeline, connecting individuals with counselors for emotional support and other services via web chat. All chat centers in the Lifeline network are accredited by CONTACT USA. Lifeline Chat is available 24/7 across the U.S.

September 2021 - The Indian Police Academy and the BIA OJS District 4 Office awarded Police Officer Thomas Decker with t...
09/10/2021

September 2021 - The Indian Police Academy and the BIA OJS District 4 Office awarded Police Officer Thomas Decker with the Police Star Award for his drug interdiction work which resulted in many dangerous drugs and fi****ms being removed from the Mescalero Community.

The D4 Office and IPA also awarded BIA Lt. Apachito and BIA SA Pilcher and Mescalero Conservation Officers Martinez and Oree Peralto (Not pictured). The Officers were awarded for an incident in which they were attacked by an armed suspect. The Officers were able to bravely work together and apprehend the suspect without any serious injuries to the suspect or themselves. For their courage, the BIA Officers were awarded the Meritorious Pin and the Mescalero Conservation Officers were awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the BIA OJS District 4 Office.

Pictured: BIA SA Keel, PO Decker, LT. Apachito, MCO Martinez, BIA Pilcher.

September 2021 - The Indian Police Academy and the BIA OJS District 4 Office awarded Police Officer Thomas Decker with the Police Star Award for his drug interdiction work which resulted in many dangerous drugs and fi****ms being removed from the Mescalero Community.

The D4 Office and IPA also awarded BIA Lt. Apachito and BIA SA Pilcher and Mescalero Conservation Officers Martinez and Oree Peralto (Not pictured). The Officers were awarded for an incident in which they were attacked by an armed suspect. The Officers were able to bravely work together and apprehend the suspect without any serious injuries to the suspect or themselves. For their courage, the BIA Officers were awarded the Meritorious Pin and the Mescalero Conservation Officers were awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the BIA OJS District 4 Office.

Pictured: BIA SA Keel, PO Decker, LT. Apachito, MCO Martinez, BIA Pilcher.

September is Su***de Prevention Awareness Month — a time to raise awareness on this stigmatized, and often taboo, topic....
09/08/2021

September is Su***de Prevention Awareness Month — a time to raise awareness on this stigmatized, and often taboo, topic. In addition to shifting public perception, we use this month to spread hope and vital information to people affected by su***de. Our goal is ensuring that individuals, friends and families have access to the resources they need to discuss su***de prevention and to seek help.

Crisis Resources
• If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call 911 immediately.
• If you are in crisis or are experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts, call the National Su***de Hotline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255)
• If you’re uncomfortable talking on the phone, you can also text NAMI to 741-741 to be connected to a free, trained crisis counselor on the Crisis Text Line.

September is Su***de Prevention Awareness Month — a time to raise awareness on this stigmatized, and often taboo, topic. In addition to shifting public perception, we use this month to spread hope and vital information to people affected by su***de. Our goal is ensuring that individuals, friends and families have access to the resources they need to discuss su***de prevention and to seek help.

Crisis Resources
• If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call 911 immediately.
• If you are in crisis or are experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts, call the National Su***de Hotline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255)
• If you’re uncomfortable talking on the phone, you can also text NAMI to 741-741 to be connected to a free, trained crisis counselor on the Crisis Text Line.

Last week, OJS staff met with the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Riverside Indian School staff in Anadarko, Oklahoma t...
09/08/2021

Last week, OJS staff met with the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Riverside Indian School staff in Anadarko, Oklahoma to discuss the Not Invisible Act, Section 3. The discussion included information about the BIE Riverside School practices and safety protocols and best practices for interagency cooperation to follow in combatting violent crime against Indians within Indian lands, including missing persons, murder, and human trafficking.

Pictured below left to right: Michael Longhat - OJS Anadarko Agency Chief of Police; Sallie Tilley – BIA Anadarko Agency Supervisory Social Worker; Tasha Guerrero - OJS Victim Assistance Program/Not Invisible Act, Section 3 Coordinator; Eugenia Tyner-Dawson - OJS Policy Coordinator; Amber Wilson - BIE Riverside Indian School Superintendent; Amber Black Star – BIE Riverside Indian School Counselor Technician; and Dr. Reanna Johnson - Anadarko Indian Health Center Behavioral Health Supervisor.

Last week, OJS staff met with the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Riverside Indian School staff in Anadarko, Oklahoma to discuss the Not Invisible Act, Section 3. The discussion included information about the BIE Riverside School practices and safety protocols and best practices for interagency cooperation to follow in combatting violent crime against Indians within Indian lands, including missing persons, murder, and human trafficking.

Pictured below left to right: Michael Longhat - OJS Anadarko Agency Chief of Police; Sallie Tilley – BIA Anadarko Agency Supervisory Social Worker; Tasha Guerrero - OJS Victim Assistance Program/Not Invisible Act, Section 3 Coordinator; Eugenia Tyner-Dawson - OJS Policy Coordinator; Amber Wilson - BIE Riverside Indian School Superintendent; Amber Black Star – BIE Riverside Indian School Counselor Technician; and Dr. Reanna Johnson - Anadarko Indian Health Center Behavioral Health Supervisor.

Happy Labor Day - honoring all of our hardworking heroes today!
09/06/2021

Happy Labor Day - honoring all of our hardworking heroes today!

Happy Labor Day - honoring all of our hardworking heroes today!

Last week, BIA OJS Officers at the District 1 - Lower Brule Agency were provided training on how to use the new Tribal A...
08/25/2021

Last week, BIA OJS Officers at the District 1 - Lower Brule Agency were provided training on how to use the new Tribal Access Program (TAP) kiosks. In a joint effort with the U.S. Department of Justice, the BIA OJS has installed TAP kiosks that allow tribes to more effectively serve and protect their communities by fostering the exchange of critical data through several national databases in the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) network. TAP enhances tribal community efforts to register s*x offenders pursuant to the S*x Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), allows tribes to enter orders of protection making them accessible for enforcement both on and off tribal land, enter information to prevent illegal gun purchases, and allows tribes to enter their arrests and convictions into national databases.

Tribal Entities interested in applying for TAP kiosks can apply online through the end of the month via DOJ's application process. For further information, please go to: https://www.justice.gov/tribal/tribal-access-program-tap

Last week, BIA OJS Officers at the District 1 - Lower Brule Agency were provided training on how to use the new Tribal Access Program (TAP) kiosks. In a joint effort with the U.S. Department of Justice, the BIA OJS has installed TAP kiosks that allow tribes to more effectively serve and protect their communities by fostering the exchange of critical data through several national databases in the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) network. TAP enhances tribal community efforts to register s*x offenders pursuant to the S*x Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), allows tribes to enter orders of protection making them accessible for enforcement both on and off tribal land, enter information to prevent illegal gun purchases, and allows tribes to enter their arrests and convictions into national databases.

Tribal Entities interested in applying for TAP kiosks can apply online through the end of the month via DOJ's application process. For further information, please go to: https://www.justice.gov/tribal/tribal-access-program-tap

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