DOJ grant to fund two officers for Round Valley Reservation
The Department of Justice awarded a $500,000 grant to the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office to fund two deputies on the Round Valley Reservation.

The money comes from DOJ's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Of the total, $350,000 will pay for the deputies to work and reside on the reservation for 18 months.

"COPS is pleased to support such an innovative collaboration between a tribe and a neighboring local law enforcement agency," COPS Director Bernard K. Melekian said in a press release.

The tribal headquarters is in Covelo.

Get the Story:
Covelo deputy funding comes through (The Ukiah Daily Journal 6/2)
Mendocino Sheriff gets $500,000 grant (The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat 6/2)
Press Release: COPS Office Funds Model Community Policing Partnership Between Mendocino County and Round Valley Indian Tribes (DOJ 6/1)

Relevant Documents:
DOJ Indian Country Memorandum |Press Release

Related Stories:
Justice Department adds 33 prosecutors for Indian Country (05/26)
US Attorney in Montana to hire Indian Country prosecutors (5/4)
DOJ announces Indian Country public safety initiative (1/12)