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  ( Part 4 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 1385. )


  ( Title 6 repealed and added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1047. )

CHAPTER 5.5. Rural Indian Crime Prevention Program [13847 - 13847.2]
  ( Chapter 5.5 added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 132, Sec. 1. )


(a) There is hereby established in the Office of Emergency Services a program of financial and technical assistance for local law enforcement, called the Rural Indian Crime Prevention Program. The program shall target the relationship between law enforcement and Native American communities to encourage and to strengthen cooperative efforts and to implement crime suppression and prevention programs.

(b) The Director of Emergency Services may allocate and award funds to those local units of government, or combinations thereof, in which a special program is established in law enforcement agencies that meets the criteria set forth in Sections 13847.1 and 13847.2.

(c) The allocation and award of funds shall be made upon application executed by the chief law enforcement officer of the applicant unit of government and approved by the legislative body. Funds disbursed under this chapter shall not supplant local funds that would, in the absence of the Rural Indian Crime Prevention Program, be made available to support the suppression and prevention of crime on reservations and rancherias.

(d) The Director of Emergency Services shall prepare and issue administrative guidelines and procedures for the Rural Indian Crime Prevention Program consistent with this chapter.

(e) The guidelines shall set forth the terms and conditions upon which the Office of Emergency Services is prepared to offer grants of funds pursuant to statutory authority. The guidelines do not constitute rules, regulations, orders, or standards of general application.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 352, Sec. 454. (AB 1317) Effective September 26, 2013. Operative July 1, 2013, by Sec. 543 of Ch. 352.)


Law enforcement agencies receiving funds under this chapter shall meet the following criteria:

(a) Training of law enforcement personnel to be culturally sensitive in the delivery of services to the Native American communities. This training shall include, but shall not be limited to, all of the following:

(1) The creation of an Indian community officer position.

(2) The recruiting and training of Native American volunteers to assist in implementing and conducting reservation or rancheria crime prevention programs.

(b) Increasing community crime awareness by establishing community involvement programs, such as community or neighborhood watch programs, tailored for reservations and rancherias.

(c) Establishing drug traffic intervention programs on reservations through the increased use of law enforcement and special assignment officers.

(d) Developing a delinquency prevention or diversion program for Indian teenagers and young adults.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 132, Sec. 1. Effective June 11, 1990.)


(a) The Rural Indian and Law Enforcement Local Advisory Committee shall be composed of a chief executive of a law enforcement agency, two tribal council members, two tribal elders, one Indian law enforcement officer, one Indian community officer, one representative of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and any additional members that may prove to be crucial to the committee. All members of the advisory committee shall be designated by the Director of Emergency Services, who shall provide staff services to the advisory committee.

(b) The Director of Emergency Services, in consultation with the advisory committee, shall develop specific guidelines, and administrative procedures, for the selection of projects to be funded by the Rural Indian Crime Prevention Program which guidelines shall include the selection criteria described in this chapter.

(c) Administration of the overall program and the evaluation and monitoring of all grants made under this chapter shall be performed by the Office of Emergency Services, provided that funds expended for these functions shall not exceed 5 percent of the total annual amount made available for the purpose of this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 352, Sec. 455. (AB 1317) Effective September 26, 2013. Operative July 1, 2013, by Sec. 543 of Ch. 352.)

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