Law Enforcement Delegation

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Bureau of Reclamation and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation Tribal Police Department was executed in March 2015. The purpose of the MOU is to prescribe the procedures and guidelines for designating law enforcement authority on Reclamation lands in designated areas within the Colville Reservation boundaries to improve public safety and for the protection of important and valuable resources through increasing law enforcement coverage.

At the request of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, the Bureau of Reclamation is delegating authority to enforce federal laws on Reclamation lands within the exterior boundary of the Colville Reservation to certified Tribal police officers. This delegation does not include enforcement of any hunting, fishing or boating regulations or laws.

Related Documents
08/2015 Memorandum of Understanding between the Bureau of Reclamation and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Colville Tribal Police Department PDF 2.95 mb
08/2015 News Release: Tribal Law Enforcement Trained to Assist Feds HTML
08/2015 Law Enforcement Boundary Map PDF 1.04 mb

Contact
Lynne Brougher,
Public Affairs Officer
lbrougher@usbr.gov
(509) 633-9503


Last Updated: 8/5/15