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Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma

 

Police and Law Enforcement Services

Chapter Six. Miscellaneous Provisions
Section 601. Return of Equipment

Section 602. Delegation and Assignment of Duties

Section 603. Immunities

Section 604. Bonding

Section 605. Current Employees

AST POLICE Code Section 601
Section 601. Return of Equipment

Upon the resignation, death or discharge of any member of the tribal police all articles or property issued in connection with the employee's official duties must be returned to the Chief of Police or the officer's representative. This provision may be waived by Police regulation as to uniforms and other equipment other than firearms for officers honorably retired or in case of death while in service.

Absentee Shawnee Police Code Section 601, AST POLICE Code Section 601

 

 

 




AST POLICE Code Section 602
Section 602. Delegation and Assignment of Duties

By Police Regulation, the duties of the Chief of Police may be delegated to other positions within the Police Department. The Chief of Police shall assign such duties to officers and employees of lesser rank as may be necessary for the proper functioning of the Department.

Absentee Shawnee Police Code Section 602, AST POLICE Code Section 602

 

 

 




AST POLICE Code Section 603
Section 603. Immunities

No member of the Tribal Police Department, and no person acting at the request and direction of such member during an emergency situation, shall be held to answer for any personal civil or criminal liability for actions taken within the scope of the person's authority while in the discharge of the Officer's Police duties under the law.

Absentee Shawnee Police Code Section 603, AST POLICE Code Section 603

 

 

 




AST POLICE Code Section 604
Section 604. Bonding

The Chief of Police by regulation shall provide for the bonding of all Police Officers in the enforcement division, and such other officers as may be bonded in an amount determined by the Chief of Police with the consent of the Executive Committee. The cost of such bonds shall be paid from tribal funds. The sovereign immunity of the Tribe is hereby waived in the Tribal Court only, and only to the extent and scope of the coverage of such bonds as may be in force at any particular time, as to actions by persons injured due to excessive use of force, violation of civil rights, or other cause inflicted by Tribal Police Department personnel. This section shall not be construed to provide any independent cause of action against either the Tribe or their Police Officers.

Absentee Shawnee Police Code Section 604, AST POLICE Code Section 604

 

 

 




AST POLICE Code Section 605
Section 605. Current Employees

(a) Those persons currently employed by the Tribe as Security Officers shall constitute the original staff of the Tribal Police Department at such ranks and rates of pay as shall be determined by the Executive Committee.

(b) Time in service of current and prior security officers shall be deemed to be time in service with the Tribal Police Department for purposes of promotions and retirement.

(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this act current security officers shall have a period of not less than two years in which to success fully qualify for entry as a Police Officer third class prior to being discharged or re-assigned to non-enforcement duties, provided, that such officers shall qualify to carry firearms as herein provide before such officers shall be issued or allowed to carry any firearms.

Absentee Shawnee Police Code Section 605, AST POLICE Code Section 605

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