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Hopi tribe takes over law enforcement from federal agency


August 5, 2019

FLAGSTAFF (AP) — A small northeastern Arizona tribe has taken over some law enforcement duties from a federal agency in a move to promote self-governance.

The Hopi rangers were created in 1989 to enforce natural resource laws, similar to state wildlife departments. But they’ve expanded their role over the years to oversee the tribe’s sex offender registry and respond to traffic violations, and crimes under other tribal and state laws.


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