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MAYETTA, KANSAS On Monday, the Potawatomi Tribal Police Department celebrated National Police Week by showing off their newly remodeled building.
Potawatomi Tribal Police Officers
Several tribal members and Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation employees were in attendance along with others in the community who were also on hand for the luncheon celebration.
The station is located at 16344 Q Road and has been expanded to include an extensive evidence storage area, better police processing areas, new vehicle bays and more office space for police officers and the staff. The headquarters has also been freshly painted and refurbished with new furniture for the offices.
The first police building was in the old Tribal Court building that is located on K-Road. It is now presently used by the Tribal Victims Assistance Program for their Providers Art Circle meetings and for Emergency Services training purposes. The Tribal Police Department moved to its present location on Q Road in 1998 and has been operating out of that facility ever since.
There are 20 members of the Tribal Police Department that is headed by Chief Mike Boswell. Some of the services the police department performs include law enforcement/safety functions, emergency services dispatch, school resource officer placed in the Royal Valley School District, hunting, fishing, license and deer tag issuance and training, animal control, sex offender registration, motor vehicle registration/vehicle safety inspections, and crime victim advocacy.
posted May 15, 2012 7:20 am edt