Tribal Access Program will expand information to crime databases for Wyoming tribes

The Eastern Shoshone Tribe and Northern Arapaho Tribe will both be part of the Tribal Access Program’s latest expansion to help access to crime databases.

The federal program for Native American tribes provides an effort to fight national crime, allow law enforcement officers to do background checks, see outstanding warrants, and domestic violence protection orders quickly.

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The U.S. Justice Department and Department of the Interior announced on Monday the expansion and their intent to make communities safer.

There are currently 47 tribes across the country involved in the program. Along with Wyoming’s tribes, there are tribes represented from Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Noth Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Washington.

The Tribal Access Program announced they expect the program to expand from 47 tribes to around 72 tribes by the end of 2019.

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