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Nomlaki Indians Fund Mapping Software to Improve Emergency Response of Local Police

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A recent donation by the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians will fund mapping technology for Corning Police in Northern California to improve emergency response. Law enforcement will be able to identify the caller's location and also more efficiently map their driving route for faster dispatch to the scene of a crime.

The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians granted $14,780 to the Corning Police Department for the mapping software through the tribe's Promise Neighborhood Project, states a press release.

"This innovation, which will integrate with the department's existing software, promises to increase responsiveness to crime, maximize policing resources and assist in the analysis of trends in criminal behavior," said Corning City Council member and former Police Chief Tony Cardenas.

The Promise Neighborhood Planning Grant Project is a grassroots undertaking by all stakeholders in the Corning - Paskenta Tribal Community (pop. 7,663 ), which spans a 3.4-mile area. While rich in Native culture, the area is also confronted with immense individual, familial, school and community needs. The project is a collaborative effort with Expect More Tehama, which aims to increase the rate of high school graduates and better prepare them for college and careers. Thus school safety, health and crime are major points of concern.

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The project stems from a community-wide movement inspired by former tribal chairmen Everett Freeman (1931-2010). Today more than 20 partners join forces to further the Promise Neighborhood initiative.

The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians—officially restored as a federally recognized tribe in 1994—own and operate Rolling Hills Casino, the Sevillano Links Golf Course, the Clear Creek Sports Club, the Rolling Hills Equestrian Center, as well as two hotels, an RV park, a truck stop, and a gasoline station.