Effective Multi-Jurisdictional Collaboration in Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons Cases

Effective Multi-Jurisdictional Collaboration in Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons (MMIP) Cases, an eLearning course, explores how partnerships between Tribal law enforcement and local, state, federal, and private sector agencies can strengthen and help sustain their efforts to prevent and effectively respond to MMIP cases using a fair, victim-centered and trauma-informed approach.


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Arizona POST Approved Course
AZPOST does not require the standard approval form for this course; however, if you would like one, please contact AZPOST directly at [email protected].

Course Overview

This course teaches how tribal, federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and private organizations can form partnerships through the use of Memorandums of Understanding/Memorandums of Agreement (MOU/MOAs), as well and other relationship-enhancing shared resources, to support communication and collaboration to prevent and respond effectively to MMIP cases. Through a case study exercise, students will learn how MOU/MOAs can be used as a guide for law enforcement agencies seeking to enhance their MMIP efforts by memorializing cooperative arrangements.

Target Audience

The target audience for this online course is Tribal, federal, state, and local criminal justice agencies with responsibility for preventing and effectively responding to MMIP cases, including the following disciplines: law enforcement, emergency medical services, victim services, government administration, public safety communications, media/communications, medical/health care, education, emergency managers, community stakeholders

Cooperative Partners

This tuition-free online training was developed by the Western Community Policing Institute (WCPI) and was supported by cooperative agreement 15JCOPS-21-GK-02123-SIND by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).

Learning Objectives

  • Identify gaps in jurisdictional authority, expertise, and resources that could impede an effective response to MMIP situations.
  • Identify multi-jurisdictional partnership and collaboration agreements to supplement existing MMIP resources.
  • Incorporate the key components of community policing into a Tribal law enforcement agency’s approach to developing partnerships and agreements to effectively manage, investigate, respond to, and solve MMIP cases.
  • Draft, develop, and implement MOU/MOAs that effectively facilitate the formalization and adaption of agreements and resource-sharing efforts for effectively addressing MMIP cases.
  • Establish multi-jurisdictional best practice protocols and procedures for successfully investigating MMIP cases.

Western Community Policing Institute (WCPI)

Western Community Policing Institute (WCPI) was established in 1996 as part of the national network of Regional Community Policing Institutes. Located on the beautiful campus of Western Oregon University in Monmouth, WCPI’s mission is to be a valued resource and partner by providing innovative training, research, technical assistance, and support which improve the overall safety, security, and quality of life for our nation’s communities.