2. Law Enforcement

States and tribes frequently use intergovernmental agreements to strengthen law enforcement and public safety for Indian and non-Indian communities. Unfortunately, high rates of criminal victimization in Indian Country, often of Indians by non-Indians, are frequently coupled with the reluctance of non-Indians to prosecute. These realities have encouraged the negotiation of a broad range of law enforcement intergovernmental agreements. Now numbering more than 150 separate agreements involving twenty-two states, their subsidiary jurisdictions, and more than seventy-five tribes, these agreements exist to clarify the complex jurisdictional questions relating to law enforcement in Indian Country and to achieve greater efficiencies in the use of law enforcement personnel and resources.