13 Conservation Enforcement and Public Safety Conservation officers play important roles for tribal and neighboring communities. By enforcing tribal regulations, they ensure compliance with allowable harvest limits and safety regulations. They assist other agencies in broader law enforcement services and are often the first on-scene at emergencies. Tribal officers often carry credentials from state or local authorities. Using a community-based policing approach, tribal conservation officers familiarize themselves with treaty harvest patterns near their duty stations. They schedule their patrols accordingly. They ensure that harvesters have all necessary permits and are complying with tribal codes. Violations are cited into tribal court. Treaty harvesters must meet hunter safety training requirements. With a particular focus on youth, conservation officers conduct hunter, boating and ATV safety classes. The classes provide the necessary certifications under both tribal and corresponding state law. Tribal conservation officers must complete annual training requirements, such as cold-water rescue, that provide broad public benefit. Other requirements include: legal and policy updates, firearms certification, emergency response and first-aid, Emergency Vehicle Operations Course training, and Defensive and Arrest Tactics training.