2009 California Penal Code - Section 13847-13847.2 :: Chapter 5.5. Rural Indian Crime Prevention Program

PENAL CODE
SECTION 13847-13847.2

13847.  (a) There is hereby established in the agency or agencies
designated by the Director of Finance pursuant to Section 13820 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 Executive Director of the agency or agencies designated by
the Director of Finance pursuant to Section 13820 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 executive director 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 agency or agencies designated by the Director of Finance
pursuant to Section 13820 is prepared to offer grants of funds
pursuant to statutory authority. The guidelines do not constitute
rules, regulations, orders, or standards of general application.
   (f) Every three years, commencing on and after January 1, 1991,
the executive director shall prepare a report to the Legislature
describing in detail the operation of the program and the results
obtained from law enforcement rural Indian crime prevention programs
receiving funds under this chapter.

13847.1.  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.

13847.2.  (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 executive director
of the agency or agencies designated by the Director of Finance
pursuant to Section 13820, who shall provide staff services to the
advisory committee.
   (b) The executive director of the agency or agencies designated by
the Director of Finance pursuant to Section 13820, 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 agency or agencies designated by the Director of Finance
pursuant to Section 13820, 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.


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