Tribal-Federal-State Jurisdiction and its Relationship to Public Safety in Indian Country

August 13, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm

The complexity of jurisdiction in Indian Country is reviewed in historical context from the first encounters with European nations, the establishment of the United States until today. An analysis of the subsequent Treaties and what they established in the recognition of tribal sovereignty. The change from treaties to congressional acts, laws, court decisions and federal policies are studied in order to understand the current state of jurisdiction tribes must struggle with as they attempt to provide court, police and probation services in their own communities.


PRESENTER: David J. Rogers is enrolled with the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho and is related to the Winnebago and Lakota. He has 44 years of experience in the Criminal Justice field. He is currently CEO and Chief Instructor for his own consulting and training company, Tribal Public Safety Innovations (TPSI). TPSI has been working with the Western Community Policing Institute (WCPI), International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) and individual Tribes on numerous projects. David's police experience has spanned 20 years with city police, county sheriff, federal and tribal policing agencies and included positions as Patrolman, Lieutenant, Captain, Undersheriff and Chief including Chief of his own tribe from 2013 to 2016. Dave served as a Probation Officer and Court Commissioner for the Clark County District Courts in Vancouver, Washington for 9 years. He also served as the Tribal Training Program Manager for the Western Community Policing Center followed by the Criminal Justice Center for Innovation at Fox Valley Technical College for 13 years providing a large variety of training including Community Policing on behalf of the COPS Office.