CivicEye Launches Inaugural Law Enforcement Empowerment Program; Opens the application process to provide free access to a limited number of tribal law enforcement agencies


Applications for the program will be open from April 19 to May 16, 2022to 12:00 p.m. EST (please apply online here). It is recommended that Chiefs of Police and/or Tribal Services authorities complete the application. Up to 10 tribal law enforcement agencies will be selected to participate in the program, at no cost, for two (2) years of free access to CivicRMS, on-site training and implementation, and services transition at the end of the program if they decide not to continue using the application.

Native American law enforcement agencies have faced significant challenges obtaining funding to properly staff and give their departments access to the resources needed to serve their communities. Using CivicRMS, agencies will be able to create incident reports, analyze crime trends, monitor drug offenses and drive more efficient processes. This modern, high-performance case management system will be easy to use and will allow more time to be spent in the community and less time behind a computer.

“Small and medium-sized law enforcement agencies struggle to receive funding and lack modern apps and technology to help them move forward. CivicEye felt we could make a difference by developing LEEP,” said Nathan Leatherwood, Head of Growth and Customer Success at CivicEye. “We are thrilled to partner with Tribal Agencies on this initiative and look forward to hearing the successes that come with it.”

Today there are approximately 20,000 law enforcement agencies, 13,000 of which have fewer than 10 officers. It is these small agencies that have generally struggled to secure funding or allocate funds to improve their policing technologies. This inspired Leatherwood to develop the LEEP program at CivicEye, to empower and modernize these small agencies with CivicRMS software free for two years. LEEP alleviates funding stress for tribal agencies and gives them the ability to implement software over an extended period of time.

There are 258 tribal law agencies which are a subset of all small agencies nationwide (Bureau of Justice Statistics). These tribal agencies have at least one full-time sworn officer with arrest authority or authority to issue citations in Indian Country, consisting of:

  • 234 Tribal-run law enforcement agencies
  • 23 police departments operated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and
  • The Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO) program, which provides services to Alaska Native villages that are under the jurisdiction of the Alaska State Police, the entity that administers the VPSO

“As a member of the Patawomeck Tribe of Virginiait is personally gratifying to contribute to helping tribal law enforcement communities improve their information resources and enhance their policing efforts,” says Cameron Newton, general partner of Relevance Ventures, a Native American-owned and operated venture capital firm and CivicEye’s premier funder. “It’s a solution to a problem close to my heart. We’re thrilled to support the LEEP effort.”

The benefit of a records management system is to improve the accuracy of crime data. There are many reasons for the lack of accurate crime data typically found in tribal police departments, including limited administrative and technological resources, inadequate coordination between tribal and federal agencies, and cultural and demographic factors in the community. reserve life. State-of-the-art technology can help with data collection, validation of data entries, and help draw attention to local agency priorities. In turn, this technology can help combat under-reporting trends and transform law enforcement into more modern and progressive police services, while respecting cultural barriers.

For more information on the LEEP Initiative for Tribal Policing, please visit

About CivicEye
CivicEye provides advanced software solutions that support public safety professionals and help save lives. The company combines a deep understanding of law enforcement and public safety with an unparalleled technology platform, bringing powerful, easy-to-use solutions to law enforcement, drug control, prosecution, campus police, private security, and fusion centers.

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Adrian Clarke
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