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Panel OKs New Tribal Police Bill

A new version of a tribal policing bill to replace HB 33 was introduced today on a unanimous vote in the House Judiciary Committee; it's mostly similar to the earlier measure, but makes a couple of changes suggested by the Idaho Sheriff's Association and a few clarifying tweaks, according to Coeur d'Alene Tribe Lobbyist Bill Roden. The tribe last year dropped proposed legislation when just as lawmakers were getting ready to pass it, Benewah County agreed to a cross-deputization agreement. Then, after the legislative session ended, the county backed out of the agreement/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise. More here.

KCSD, Tribe Expand Deputy Pact

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office and the Coeur d’Alene Tribe have reached an additional agreement that provides enhanced law enforcement services to both Tribal and non-Tribal members. This most recent agreement builds on the existing cross-deputization and mutual aid agreement between the Sheriff’s Department and the Coeur d’Alene Tribe ensures cross- deputized Kootenai County officers have reciprocity to enforce tribal warrants on and off the reservation just as cross-deputized Coeur d’Alene Tribal police officers can enforce state warrants. More below.

Question: Why does the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department get along so well with Coeur d’Alene Tribal police and the Benewah County SD doesn’t?

Because You Asked …

Not to make light of the situation in St. Maries and Benewah County … but some of you Berry Pickers (I’m not going to name names, Cindy) were clamoring for a calendar featuring the men of the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Police. And, voila, Hucks Online landed this photo of tribal officer Sam Abrahamson, looking fit in uniform, via tribe spokesman Marc Stewart. Enjoy.

Question: Do you think officers from the St. Maries Police Department or Benewah County Sheriff’s Department look as good and professional in their unies as Sam does?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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