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AGO Opinions with Topic: TRAINING INDIAN TRIBAL POLICE OFFICERS
AGLO 1978 No. 18 >  June 1, 1978
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - WASHINGTON STATE CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRAINING COMMISSION - LAW ENFORCEMENT - INDIANS - TRAINING INDIAN TRIBAL POLICE OFFICERS
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE ‑- WASHINGTON STATE CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRAINING COMMISSION ‑- LAW ENFORCEMENT ‑- INDIANS ‑- TRAINING INDIAN TRIBAL POLICE OFFICERS

(1) Indian tribal police officers do not constitute "law enforcement personnel" for the purposes of chapter 43.101 RCW so as to require the Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission to provide them with open access to its basic law enforcement training programs without charge unless they have also been cross-commissioned or deputized as city police officers or deputy county sheriffs.

(2) The Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission may, however, in its discretion enter into an interlocal cooperation agreement under chapter 39.34 RCW with a federally-recognized Indian tribe to provide law enforcement training to tribal police personnel.

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