Tribal Police Department

We Rely on a concept of Community Policing to help ensure the safety of tribal members, as defined:

"A philosophy that promotes organizational strategies, which support the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques, to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as crime, social disorder, and fear of crime".


Role of the Tribal Police Department:

Combined with the efforts of the Bishop Paiute Tribal Community, Bishop Paiute Tribal Council, Bishop Paiute Tribal Police Department and Law Enforcement Agencies, we CAN make this a SAFER community for ALL who live here and all who pass through our lands.

  • Ensure the safety and rights of the Bishop Paiute Tribal members
  • Act as the liaison between the Bishop Paiute Tribal Council and Law Enforcement
  • Enforcement of Bishop Paiute Tribal Ordinances as directed by the Bishop Paiute tribal Council and enforcement of Bishop Paiute Tribal Court Orders

Did you know your Bishop Paiute Tribal Police Department is on the California POST webpage as a Law Enforcement Agency? Your Community Tribal Police Department was able to successfully join the list of California Police Agencies because all Tribal Police Officers meet or exceed the California POST training standards. Check it out here: https://www.post.ca.gov/le-agencies.aspx