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Cooperative Agreements

Title: Intergovernmental Agreement between the Hopland Band of Pomo Indians and Various Federal and County Agencies
Parties: Hopland Band of Pomo Indians and Various Federal and County Agencies
Date enacted/published: 2009


After training certification as federal officers with Special Law Enforcement Commissions, Hopland police officers can cite and release state offenders. Tribal police officers complete screening and training provided by the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Office of Law Enforcement Services. Officers of the Hopland Reservation Police Department meet or exceed the State of California Peace Officer Standards and Training. As tribal and federal police officers, Hopland police officers enforce applicable California and federal laws. An additional interagency policing agreement included negotiations of Memorandums of Understanding, Memorandum of Agreements, and polices with the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office, the U.S. District Court, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Marshal’s Office, and the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, to establish protocols and procedures for arrests, investigations, and prosecution of criminal matters occurring on the reservation or involving members of the Hopland Band of Pomo Indians

For additional information contact:
Chief of Police John Larsen
Title: Joint Powers Agreement between the Hoopa Valley Tribe and the County of Humboldt
Parties: Hoopa Valley Tribe and County of Humboldt
Date enacted/published: May 30, 1995


To increase safety on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation, the tribe and the county formed a cooperative agreement. Key provisions include:

  • Preparation of a statistical analysis and an annual narrative report,
  • Jointly carrying out a public service project,
  • Cross-deputization,
  • Cultural and racial diversity training, and
  • Information sharing.
For additional information contact:
Ed Guyer
Hoopa Valley Tribal Government