Echo Hawk names Darren Cruzan as head of law enforcement
Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk named Darren A. Cruzan, a member of the Miami Nation of Oklahoma, as head of law enforcement at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Cruzan has served as a police officer for his tribe and also worked for the BIA in Oklahoma. More recently, he worked for the Department of Defense.

“I am pleased that Mr. Cruzan has accepted this challenging opportunity to lead the BIA’s Office of Justice Services,” Echo Hawk said in a press release. “His knowledge and experience in law enforcement and time at the Pentagon make him a strong member of my team.”

Cruzan replaces Pat Ragsdale, who left the law enforcement position earlier this year after becoming eligible for federal retirement.

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Press Release: Echo Hawk Names Darren A. Cruzan as Deputy Bureau Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services (September 30, 2010)