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Title II of Public Law 111-211, The Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 (TLOA), was signed into law by President Barack Obama on July 29, 2010. Through this legislation, the Congress and the President of the United States require the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services to submit to the Congress, for each fiscal year, a detailed spending and unmet needs report regarding tribal public safety and justice programs.

Therefore, we request your assistance in providing this information for Fiscal Year 2013, by completing this questionnaire. The questionnaire is in the form of an Excel spreadsheet that should be downloaded, completed with responses, and emailed to: ojs_tloa_report@bia.gov. In order to ensure timely data consolidation and report preparation, we ask that your completed questionnaires be emailed no later than May 31, 2015.

On May 29, 2014, BIA Supervisory Special Agent Jerry Keener was returning back to his temporary duty station when he caught a glimpse of the top of a car wheel in some brush on the side of the. SSA Keener returned to check on it, and as he got out of his car, he heard someone calling for help. SSA Keener ran through the brush and came upon a car resting upside down against a tree with the driver pinned inside. The vehicle had struck a tree causing the tree to fall on top of it. SSA Keener called 911 and waited with the pinned driver approximately one hour until Fire and Rescue arrived and extracted the driver. The driver was airlifted to the hospital. SSA Keener is recognized for getting the driver medical treatment and potentially saving his life in the event he was not found before the cold temperatures set in. SA Keener is an Air Force Master Sergeant. He received The Air Force Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service 07 February 2005 to 15 May 2014.

 

 

 

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Darren Cruzan

"On behalf of the men and women of the Bureau of Indian Affairs – Office of Justice Services, I would like to welcome you to our recently updated web page. We believe this site will provide answers to many of your questions about the services we provide to our Indian Country communities.

I appreciate your interest in the BIA Office of Justice Services and it is my hope that through this web site you come to know your public servants a little better, and see the exceptional level of dedication to duty BIA Office of Justice Services employees provide."


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Washington, DC 20240
Phone: (202) 208-5787
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