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Department of Justice Accepting Applications for Tribal Access Program for National Crime Information

Tribal Access Program

The Department of Justice recently announced the opening of the application period for its Tribal Access Program (TAP) for National Crime Information. Federally recognized tribes are eligible to apply.  

The Department is accepting TAP applications through August 31, 2021.  

"The Department of Justice is committed to improving public safety in tribal communities and the Tribal Access Program is a key component in achieving this goal," said Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco.

This program allows select federally recognized tribes access to criminal justice databases and provides technology and training to protect tribal communities more effectively. TAP has helped improve police officer safety, apprehend fugitives, register convicted sex offenders, enforce domestic violence protection orders, and protect children. Ninety-nine federally recognized tribes currently participate in TAP. 

Webinars describing the program and its capabilities will take place in July and August.

Additional information about the scheduled webinars and TAP is available on the program website


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Date Created: July 2, 2021