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Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma

 

Police and Law Enforcement Services

GENERAL NOTES

Section 1. Establishment of the Tribal Police Force

Section 2. Governor in Command

Section 3. Chain of Command

Section 4. Chief of the Tribal Police Department

Section 5. Duties of the Chief of the Tribal Police Department

Section 6. Improper Assignment Prohibited

AST POLICE Code Section 1
Section 1. Establishment of the Tribal Police Force

There is hereby established a Tribal Law Enforcement Department within the Tribal Administration to be known as the “Absentee Shawnee Tribal Police Department”. It shall be the duty of all employees assigned to the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Police Department to serve the public by enforcement of the Tribal laws and rendering such assistance relative to law enforcement as may be necessary, and to protect all persons and property within the Tribal jurisdiction from criminal activities.

Absentee Shawnee Police Code Section 1, AST POLICE Code Section 1

 

 

 




AST POLICE Code Section 2
Section 2. Governor in Command

It being the duty of the Governor to have general supervision of the affairs of the Executive Committee and to perform all duties appertaining to the office of Governor, which duty includes the duty to see that the laws of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe are enforced, the Governor shall be recognized as the Commander of the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Police Department. The Governor shall keep informed as to the efficiency and conduct of the Tribal Police in the discharge of their duties.

Absentee Shawnee Police Code Section 2, AST POLICE Code Section 2

 

 

 




AST POLICE Code Section 3
Section 3. Chain of Command

In administrative matters such as the purchase of supplies and equipment, personnel actions, budgeting requirements, and similar matters, the Chief of the Tribal Police Department shall report the affairs of the Department to the Governor. In police matters such as incident reports, scheduling of duty officers, police efficiency reports, reports on prisoners in custody, reports of civil rights violations and police misconduct and similar matters, the Chief of the Tribal Police Department shall report the affairs of the Department directly to the Governor. The Governor shall report the affairs of the Department directly to the Executive Committee at least once each month. When any question arises as to whether a particular police matter should be reported through the Tribal Administrator or directly to the Governor, the determination of the Governor on such question shall be final.

Absentee Shawnee Police Code Section 3, AST POLICE Code Section 3

 

 

 




AST POLICE Code Section 4
Section 4. Chief of the Tribal Police Department

The Governor, with the advice and consent of the Executive Committee expressed by resolution, shall appoint a person to be the Chief of the Tribal Police Department.

Absentee Shawnee Police Code Section 4, AST POLICE Code Section 4

 

 

 




AST POLICE Code Section 5
Section 5. Duties of the Chief of the Tribal Police Department

It shall be the duty of the Chief of the Tribal Police Department to:

(a) Obey the lawful orders of the Governor,

(b) See that the orders of the Tribal Court are properly carried out, to detail such police officers as may be necessary to carry out the orders of the Tribal Court and to act as bailiff or preserve order during the sessions of the Court,

(c) Keep informed as to the efficiency and conduct of the Tribal Police in the discharge of their duties, and be responsible to the Governor for the conduct and efficiency of the Officers and employees of the Department, giving them such instruction and advice as may be necessary,

(d) Subject the Officers and employees of the department to regular inspection, inform them of their duties, and keep a strict accounting of the equipment issued them in connection with their official duties,

(e) Report to the Governor all violations of law or regulation and any misconduct of any member of the Tribal Police Department, investigate all reports and charges of misconduct on the part of the officers and employees of the department, and exercise such proper disciplinary measures as may be consistent with existing tribal personnel policies and police regulations.

(f) To have general charge over the affairs and activities of the Department and to supervise all Departmental personnel of lesser rank.

Absentee Shawnee Police Code Section 5, AST POLICE Code Section 5

 

 

 




AST POLICE Code Section 6
Section 6. Improper Assignment Prohibited

No person assigned to any division of the Tribal Police Department shall be assigned or detailed for official duty as a janitor or chauffeur or for any duty not connected with the administration of law and order.

Absentee Shawnee Police Code Section 6, AST POLICE Code Section 6

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