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 Department consists of administrative office staff and Communications Dispatchers as well as sworn officers in the Poarch, Wetumpka, and Montgomery jurisdictions.
The Tribal Police Department is responsible for protection of life and property of the Poarch Creek Reservation and business properties owned and operated by the Tribe. The department investigates all criminal cases, thefts, burglaries, and drugs that occur on the reservation in accordance with the FBI if the case meets the major crime criteria.