The U.S Department of Justice’s National Indian Country Training Initiative (NICTI) is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring the Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country Seminar. The seminar will be held October 16-18, 2018, at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina. Travel and lodging accommodations will be paid for by the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Education.
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 (BIA Criteria) 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 16-18, 2018, CJIC 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 for USAO personnel who have responsibility under the TLOA to teach the CJIC class but may not have experience with the class format and materials.
Please complete and submit a nomination form for each of your nominees
All applications will be reviewed by BIA to ensure the applicant is eligible to obtain a SLEC.