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Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma

 

Police and Law Enforcement Services

Chapter Two. Training and Firearm Standards
Section 201. Police Training

Section 202. Uniforms

Section 203. Unauthorized Wearing of Police Uniforms Prohibited

Section 204. Use of Firearms and Other Force

Section 207. Types of Weapons and Ammunition to be Used

AST POLICE Code Section 201
Section 201. Police Training

It shall be the duty of the Chief of the Tribal Police to maintain from time to time as circumstances require and permit, classes of instruction for the members of the Tribal Police Force. Such classes shall familiarize the policemen with the manner of making searches and arrests, the proper and humane handling of prisoners, the keeping of records of offenses and police activities, and with court orders and legal forms and the duties of the police in relation thereto, and other subjects of importance for efficient police duty. It shall further be the purpose of the classes to consider methods of preventing crime and of securing cooperation with the citizens of the Tribe, other residents of the Tribal jurisdiction, and surrounding communities in establishing better social and governmental relations.

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AST POLICE Code Section 202
Section 202. Uniforms

Uniforms, when worn, shall positively identify the wearer as a law enforcement officer. Badge, name plate and Tribal identification patch shall be visible at all times. Uniforms of each Division of the Tribal Police Department shall be plainly and easily distinguishable, even at a distance. Each officer and employee of the Police Department shall be issued a standard commission card or identification card bearing a photograph of the officer or employee.

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AST POLICE Code Section 203
Section 203. Unauthorized Wearing of Police Uniforms Prohibited

It shall be unlawful for any person not a member of the Tribal Police Department, or not honorably retired from active duty from the Tribal Police Department to wear the uniform of a member of the Tribal Police Department. Any Indian violating the provisions of this section shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00). In every case, such uniform shall be confiscated as contraband. This section shall not apply to such uses of the Tribal Police uniform as may be authorized by the Chief of the Tribal Police Department in writing or by regulation for plays, educational events, police department activities and similar functions.

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AST POLICE Code Section 204
Section 204. Use of Firearms and Other Force

(a) A firearm may be discharged in the line of duty only when in the considered judgment of the officer there is imminent danger of loss of life or serious bodily injury to the officer or to another person, or when the officer is attempting to apprehend a fleeing person who has committed a felony or a banishment offense firearms qualification course within the previous six months to be qualified to carry a firearm. Whenever an officer's firearms qualification lapses, the officer shall return all firearms issued to the officer. Failure to maintain qualification may result in demotion or dismissal. The approved firearms qualification courses shall be determined by the Chief of Police.

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AST POLICE Code Section 207
Section 207. Types of Weapons and Ammunition to be Used

(a) The following types of Firearms and ammunition may be issued or used by members of the Tribal Police Department subject to the regulations of the Department:

(1) .357 magnum caliber Pistol and standard factory load ammunition. Revolvers only.

(2) 9MM caliber automatic Pistol, factory loaded ammunition.

(3) .38 caliber Pistol and standard factory load ammunition. Revolvers and two shot derringer only.

(4) .223 caliber Rifle and standard factory load ammunition. Bolt Action, Semi-Automatic, or Fully Automatic upon compliance with any federal regulation regarding fully automatic weapons.

(5) .30 caliber Rifle or equivalent and standard load factory ammunition. Bolt action and Semi-Automatic Only.

(6) 12 gauge Shotgun and standard factory load 1 Buckshot or slugs. Pump or Semi-Automatic Only.

(7) With the approval of the Executive Committee, any pistol or rifle which may be obtained from the federal government as surplus property for use by Tribal law enforcement personnel.

(8) All duty ammunition shall be provided by the department.

Pistols shall have a barrel length not less than two nor more than six inches. Rifles and Shotguns shall have full length factory barrels and shall not be “cut down”, “sawed off”, or special ordered with shorter barrels than are readily available to the public. Rifles and Shotguns shall not generally be carried by Police Officers, but may be assigned to patrol vehicles or otherwise issued to members of the Police Department authorized to carry firearms in cases when the need for such weapons is determined by the Chief of Police.

Police Officers shall be issued, and may use such other firearm and non-firearm auxiliary equipment as the regulations of the Department shall allow.

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