California Tribal Police Chiefs Association Adopts Police Officer Standards
At its October 29, 2020 meeting, the California Tribal Police Chiefs Association (CTPCA) approved its “Minimum Law Enforcement Standards for California Tribal Police Officers.” The Standards were developed after months of discussion and consideration of current officer hiring standards for tribes and the required qualifications for California peace officers. The Standards are not binding on any tribe, and each tribe, as a sovereign government, is free to determine its own police officer qualifications. The Standards are meant as guidance, but do represent the hiring qualifications for most if not nearly all of the tribal police departments which are current members of the CTPCA. The CTPCA is dedicated to building strong professional tribal police departments in California to ensure the public’s protection and safety in our communities.