- Associated Press - Thursday, June 4, 2015

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - The Stillaguamish Indian Tribe and Snohomish County have reached an agreement that will give tribal police officers the same powers as any other officer in the state.

That new power includes making arrests of non-tribal members. The plan has been delivered to the State Capitol.

Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary says the agreement formalizes a great partnership and will help keep their communities safe.

Stillaguamish Police Chief Joe Orford says the agreement will allow his police officers to handle calls for service on tribal lands, no matter who commits the crime.

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