Indian Country Investigations

To provide training to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and Tribal Law Enforcement Officers in conjunction with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) to better conduct investigations in Indian Country.

Coordination of the development of training
curriculum with the BIA and the FLETC; and conduct training seminars in law enforcement techniques throughout the country.

To coordinate investigative activities within Indian Country.

Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Website Address

Program Accomplishments

Developed and provided uniform courses of instruction in death investigations, child sexual/physical abuse, gaming, evidence recovery, supervision and management, and critical icident response, child forensic interviewing, and street officer safety to all levels of law enforcement in Indian Country to include, local, State, tribal, BIA and FBI officers/agents; funded training in basic and advanced law enforcement skills provided by the BIA IPA and FLETC; funded individual field office training initiatives for law enforcement in Indian Country. Provided training to more than 5,500 Indian Country law enforcement officers in fiscal years 1996-2005.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funding may be utilized for expenses associated with investigative and managerial training for Indian Country law enforcement.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

BIA Investigators, Tribal Law Enforcement Officers and other law enforcement officers assigned to work in Indian Country.

Beneficiary Eligibility

BIA Investigators, Tribal Law Enforcement Officers and other law enforcement officers assigned to work in Indian Country.



Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination


This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

FBI and BIA select students for training in conjunction with Indian country police.

Award Procedures

Not applicable.


Funding is one-year and is available until expended.


Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, Public Law 103-322, 108 Stat. 1796.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not applicable.


Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements


Length and Time Phasing of Assistance


Post Assistance Requirements


Not applicable.


Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Training and investigative assistance) FY 07 $1,197,500; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Training FY 07 estimate 605 students.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice, 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20535. Contact: (202) 324-3336.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not applicable.

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