Public Safety Division
The Public Safety Division is responsible for protecting the Poarch Creek Indian Tribal Community members.
Our mission is to enhance the quality of life, safety, and security of the Poarch Creek Community. We strive each and every day to earn the trust, confidence and respect of the Tribal community. The Division works closely with our city, state, federal law enforcement, emergency management and other court systems to ensure the safety of all of Poarch Creek Indian Reservation.
For more information, please visit The Roundhouse. The Roundhouse is available only to Poarch Creek Tribal Members and Tribal Government Employees.
Tribal Emergency Management Services
Tribal Emergency Management (EMA) has strengthened and seen vast growth since its opening in 1988 as a volunteer fire department. The department today includes both paid and volunteer firefighters, paramedics and emergency medical technicians who have all completed a 160-hour course over a six month period. The department participates in and sponsors many community activities throughout the year, and provides medical assistance. There are currently two fire stations:
5971 Jack Springs Road
Atmore, Alabama 36502
845 Poarch Road
Atmore, Alabama 36502
Tribal Police Department
The Tribal Police Department of the Poarch Creek Indians operates under the Special Law Enforcement Commission of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). The Tribe has cross-deputation agreements with Escambia County Alabama Sheriff’s Department, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department and the City of Wetumpka Police Department due to the locations of properties owned and operated by the Tribe in those jurisdictions. These agreements allow Tribal Police officers to service the areas surrounding their trust properties. The Tribal Police Department also actively participates in the 21st Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force and the Elmore County Drug Task Force.
The Judicial Power of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians is vested exclusively in a Judicial System which consists of a Tribal Supreme Court and a Tribal Court of General Jurisdiction known as the Tribal Court. The Courts have authority provided through Tribal Codes approved by the Tribal Council. The Tribal Supreme Court also has the authority to promulgate rules of the Court for the Administration of the Judicial System, Rules of Civil Procedure, and Rules of Criminal Procedure. The overall goal of the Tribal Judicial System is to institutionalize the rule of the law in the enhancement of the Tribe’s capability to provide judicial services to its Tribal Members. The Tribal Judicial System is operated for the benefit of Tribal Members as an important exercise of sovereignty.