The Chickasaw Nation has survived despite attempts throughout history to destroy or undermine its sovereignty. That's why positive interactions with the U.S. Government and the Bureau of Indian Affairs benefit everyone. On the local level, the Chickasaw Lighthorse Police maintains partnerships with adjacent law enforcement jurisdictions. The Chickasaw Nation also has its own executive, legislative and judicial branches, and all Chickasaw citizens over the age of 18 are eligible to vote.
Lighthorse Police Force works in cooperation with federal, state and local police to fight and prevent crime. Though the overlap of jurisdiction ensures that each case will have the most appropriate law enforcement unit assigned to it, it also forms a complicated web that can at first be difficult for civilians to understand.