St. Lawrence County Sheriff's deputies and tribal police strike deal for cross-jurisdiction enforcement
CANTON – St. Lawrence County legislators agreed to a mutual aid agreement with St. Regis Mohawk Tribe to alleviate law enforcement jurisdiction restrictions between the county and the reservation.
The memorandum of understanding will allow St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s deputies and the tribal police to provide mutual aid across their respective jurisdictions. This would include parts of the reservation in Franklin County.
“Due to jurisdictional limitations, some crimes, alleged to have been committed on tribal grounds that result in activities that lead to an arrest within the county and vice versa, have created impediments to the efficient enforcement of the law in portions of St. Lawrence County,” the resolution says.