Paiute band meets with county over law enforcement

The Shivwits Band of Paiute Indians met with the Washington County, Utah, Sheriff's Office to discuss ways to boost the law enforcement presence on the reservation.

Tribal leaders are increasingly concerned about trespassing. They say off-road vehicles are tearing up tribal lands, garbage is being dumped on tribal lands and tribal property is being vandalized.

The small tribe doesn't have its own police force and Washington County has limited manpower. But the tribe and the county hope they can develop some solutions.

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