Haaland Creates Task Force On Interior Law Enforcement After Incidents

"Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is creating a task force aimed at increasing trust in the Interior Department's law enforcement agencies following incidents involving the National Park Service (NPS) law enforcement that have come under public scrutiny.

In a new memo issued Wednesday, Haaland said she would create a task force seeking to improve law enforcement programs through the NPS, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Reclamation, the Bureau of Land Management and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Specifically, the task force will focus on strengthening trust in law enforcement programs, making sure appropriate policies and oversight are implemented and making sure resources are available for officer mental health, wellness and safety."

Rachel Frazin reports for The Hill July 7, 2021.

Source: The Hill, 07/08/2021