Local Police Committees have been established in each First Nation community policed by D.O.P.S. and consist of one chairperson and three or more representatives chosen by that community.
The Local Police Committees identify local policing needs, develops community-based strategies, including crime prevention programs, They also liaise with the local Dakota Ojibway Police Service Sergeant and/or Corporal, and makes representation on the regional Police Commission on matters under its jurisdiction. The D.O.P.S. Police Commission was empowered on July 10, 1997 by the Council of Chiefs of the Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council.