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Cooperative Agreements

Title: Intergovernmental Agreement Among Yuma County, Arizona, The Superior Court of the State of Arizona, in and for the County of Yuma, and the Cocopah Indian Tribe, for Use of the Yuma County Juvenile Detention Center
Parties: Cocopah Indian Tribe, Yuma County Arizona, and the Superior Court of the State of Arizona in and for the County of Yuma
Date enacted/published: July 2015


The agreement allows the Cocopah Indian Tribe to use the detention services for housing and detaining juveniles under the authority/jurisdiction of the Tribe at the Yuma County Juvenile Justice Center and Superior Court. The services are provided for free to all juveniles referred by the Tribe to the facility. The term of the Agreement is from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. The Yuma County Board of Supervisors approved continuing the IGA for FY 2017-2018.

For additional information contact:
Rosa J. Long, Clerk of Court
Blanca Silva, Probation Officer
Cocopah Tribal Court
9761 Veterans Place
Somerton, AZ 85350
Phone: (928) 627-2550
Fax: (928) 627-4623
Title: Intergovernmental Agreement between the Yuma County Jail District and the Quechan Tribe
Parties: Quechan Tribe and Yuma County Jail District
Date enacted/published: April 2009; Amended 2014


Intergovernmental agreement between the Yuma County Jail District and the Quechan Indian Tribe to provide for the detention of persons charged with, or convicted of, violations of Quechan Tribal law.

For additional information contact:
Quechan Tribal Court
P.O. Box 1899
Yuma, AZ 85366
Phone: 760-572-5552
Title: Intergovernmental Agreement Between Yavapai County and the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation For Restoration to Competency Services
Parties: Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and Yavapai County
Date enacted/published: April 1, 2012; Renewable for 3 years


This agreement sets the terms and conditions for admission of the Yavapai Nation's pre-trial inmates into the County's Restoration to Competency Program and provisions of restoration services to Yavapai Nation inmates in the County's Adult Jail Facilities.  The Yavapai Nation is responsible for paying any offsite health services for inmates housed at the Adult Jail Facility. The agreement was renewed in 2013-2014.


For additional information contact:
Fort McDowell Tribal Court
10755 N. Fort McDowell Rd. Suite 1
Fort McDowell, AZ 85264
Phone: 480-789-7604
Fax: 480-789-7605
Title: Intergovernmental Agreement for Law Enforcement Services Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe, Yavapai County and Yavapai County Jail District
Parties: Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe, Yavapai County and County Jail District
Date enacted/published: May 2011; Amendment in 2012


The agreement provides for the "orderly transfer of 'Tribal Inmates' to the custody of the Jail facilities when the detention of the Tribal Inmates is necessary in the opinion and discretion" of the Tribe and as required by law. "Tribal Inmates" are defined as adult members of the Tribe, or any other Indian Tribe, over whom the Tribal Court has jurisdiction. During detention, the Tribe is responsible for all transportation to and from Tribal Court. Access the amendment to the 2012 agreement here.

For additional information contact:
Yavapai Tribal Offices
530 E. Merritt
Prescott, AZ
Phone: 928-445-8790
Fax: 928-778-9445
Title: Law Enforcement Agreement Between the Navajo Nation and the Arizona Department of Public Safety
Parties: Navajo Nation and Arizona Department of Public Safety
Date enacted/published: Unknown


Navajo Nation has their own detention centers. The agreement with the state is to ensure that Indian suspects arrested within the Navajo Nation's territorial jurisdiction by Arizona officers are immediately taken to the appropriate and nearest Navajo Nation detention facility for booking. Non-Indian suspects arrested by the Navajo Nation officers must be taken to the appropriate County detention facility for booking in the County in which the arrest occurs.  All Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers are qualified for mutual aid law enforcement certification if a 16 hour training course is completed, the officer meets all requirement on the Peace Officer Commission Card form, and the officer's qualifications are sent in by DPS.


For additional information contact:
Department of Corrections Administration
Phone: 928-871-7555/6453
Fax: 928-871-7739