Jim Norris, Jr.
Principal & Founder
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (Mnicoujou Band)-South Dakota
JLN Solutions provides professional training and technical assistance services in the areas of law enforcement and public safety, community policing, gang and drug prevention to Native American Indian Tribes, Alaska Native Corporations, and Private Companies. Jim Norris Jr. has been focused in Indian Country and abroad with over 27 years of experience. Mr. Norris is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (Mnicoujou Band) in South Dakota.
Recently, Mr. Norris has focused on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women's (MMIW) - Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons (MMIP) in the Rocky Mountain Region, Billings, Montana and Crow Agency, Montana cases and investigations. Mr. Norris was part of the Crow Nation Tribal Delegation working with the Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the Department of Justice, Attorney General Barr, and President Trump under Executive Order "Operation Lady Justice."
Previous notable work by Mr. Norris includes a 1994 Security Detail with the Secret Service for former President Jimmy Carter who built (30) "Habitat for Humanity Homes" for Tribal Members on the Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation. In 1998, Mr. Norris facilitated President Clinton's law enforcement initiative for Indian Country, and, a year later, the Security Detail for President Clinton's emergency disaster (tornado) visit of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota. Mr. Norris assembled a Tribal Law Enforcement security detail for the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers in New York. Additionally, he investigated the 2003 case of Sergeant Alan Two Crow's death at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.
Mr. Norris is a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center's Police Officer, Supervisory Officer, Advanced Police - Command Management Training Program's in Artesia, New Mexico, and Special Agent - Criminal Investigator Training Program in Glynco, Georgia. Mr. Norris has trained over 5,000 service professionals who represent over 350 Federal, Tribal, State, and Private Organizations in awareness, prevention, abatement, and investigation.
As a professional trainer, Mr. Norris is a Federal and Tribal Law Enforcement expert and possesses an in-depth understanding of the unique issues in Indian Country. He has provided direct law enforcement services throughout his professional career, implemented community policing strategies, provided drug and crime prevention training, and supervised law enforcement departments at the Tribal, Regional, and National Levels. In addition to his law enforcement credentials, he has served as the Director of Safety and Security for the South East Alaska Regional Health Consortium in Sitka, Alaska.
Mr. Norris is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 1997 Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Law Enforcement Department - Police Officer of the Year Award, and significant recognition by the United States Attorney's Office - District of South Dakota prestigious "2001 Indian Country AUSA Award". Over the past 25 years, the Office for Victims of Crimes has experienced remarkable growth and improved the lives of crime victims due to countless individuals and programs' vision, action, and leadership efforts. Each year the Office for Victims of Crime combs the Nation for people and groups that have made outstanding contributions to crime victims' rights and services.
Mr. Norris is a subject matter expert in methamphetamine use prevention and awareness, Indian Country gangs, cross-cultural mindfulness, cultural diversity, prescription drug abuse, and drug endangered children. Drawing from his passion, abilities, education, training, and experience through which discipline, work ethic, and focus have led to success in both Mr. Norris's personal and professional life. Mr. Norris holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice - Political Science from Huron College.