BIA tackles crime on Standing Rock Reservation
The Bureau of Indian Affairs plans to send more police officers to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to tackle crime.

Operation Dakota Peacekeeper is a response to concerns about the inadequate law enforcement on the 2.3 million-acre reservation, which straddles the North Dakota and South Dakota border. The BIA only has nine officers on duty, down from 20 in prior years.

According to the plan, the reservation saw an average of 109 arrests per month from May 2007 through May 2008. There have been 1,740 alcohol-related arrests, 372 violent crime arrests, 37 sexual offense arrests and 31 drug arrests during that one-year period.

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