Pub. date: 2004 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2007 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412952415 | Print ISBN: 9780761926498 | Online ISBN: 9781412952415| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
National Native American Law Enforcement Association
Jannette O. Domingo
The National Native American Law Enforcement Association (NNALEA) was founded in Washington, D.C., in 1993. The founders were Native American men and women from law enforcement organizations across the United States where, except for tribal and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) law enforcement agencies, they typically comprised fewer than 1% of agency personnel. NNALEA is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with chapters in New Mexico and Oklahoma. Membership includes Native American and nonNative American men and women who are sworn federal, state, local, or tribal law enforcement officers and local chiefs of police, as well as nonlaw enforcement officers. Executive officers must be Native American sworn law enforcement officers. By mid-2003 NNALEA estimated its membership at more than 700. NNALEA sponsors an annual training conference and publishes a quarterly newsletter. NNALEA's mission is to support and promote Native American law enforcement officers and agents in the field; foster cooperation between them ...