Mohegan Tribe finalizes law enforcement agreement in state

The Mohegan Tribe finalized a law enforcement agreement with the state of Connecticut.

The tribe's police force will be responsible for public safety on the reservation. Previously, the role was filled exclusively by state troopers.

"The Mohegan Tribe has always looked at public safety as paramount for visitors to our lands, our employees, and our tribal members," Chairman Kevin Brown said in a press release. "This is a great example of government to government relations to achieve this goal."

The agreement allows tribal officers to arrest all people, including non-Indians. The tribe's officers are state certified and can enforce state law.

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is still working on its agreement with the state.

Get the Story:
Mohegan Sun now in charge of own law enforcement (WFSB 5/28)
Mohegan tribal police gain new authority (AP 5/28)
Mohegan Tribe Enter Into Policing Agreement With State (The Hartford Courant 5/29)
State, Mohegan tribe reach deal on police powers (The Norwich Bulletin 5/29)
State, Mohegans finalize agreement for policing tribal lands, casino (The New London Day 5/29)

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