White Mountain Apache Tribe

Sex Offender Registration & Notification Act (SORNA) Program

Adam Walsh Child Protection Act 2006

Title I: Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act


Signed into law on July 27, 2006, Native American Tribes were included into this law to implement and maintain a comprehensive sex offender registration and notification program. The Adam Walsh Child Protection Act authorized new programs and initiatives designed to combat crimes against children, expand sex offender registries, ensure sex offenders are held accountable for their crimes, prevent child pornography, and make the internet safer for children through the authorizing Project Safe Childhood. Native American tribes were mandated to carry out the functions or otherwise sex offender registration would be designated to the state in which the Native American Tribes were located.


Therefore, in White Mountain Apache Tribe Resolution No. 2006-2007-223, the White Mountain Apache Tribe has agreed “to carry out the functions of the Adam Walsh Child Protection Act of 2006”, P.L. 109-248. This adoption to carry out the function was to avoid the unprecedented diminishment of tribal sovereignty and a possible expansion of state jurisdiction on its tribal land.Currently, the White Mountain Apache Tribe Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) Program is located within the White Mountain Apache Police Department on 5 E. Sycamore Street Whiteriver, Arizona 85941 and can be contacted by phone at (928) 338-4942 Ext: 240. The SORNA Program is maintained by Elmer Lamson, SORNA Compliance Specialist.Training and Presentations regarding the SORNA Program can be requested by calling the SORNA Program at (928) 338-4942 Ext: 240.


Elmer Lamson 

SORNA Compliance Specialist

(928) 338-4942 Ext: 240

Chelsy Kindelay 

SORNA Compliance Clerk

(928) 338-4942 Ext: 225

Guide on SORNA Implementation 

in Indian Country

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5 East Sycamore Street         Whiteriver, Arizona  85941         Phone (928) 338-4942        FAX (928) 338-4565

Department Partnerships

WMAT Dept. of Corrections    928-338-1120

WMAT Prosecution Unit          928-338-2254  

WMA DPS Rangers                928-369-7067

WMAT Social Services            928-338-4164

WMAT Tribal Court                 928-338-4720

WMAT EMS                            928-338-3095

WMAT Fire & Rescue             928-338-4311

Cibecue Fire Station              928-332-2401

WMA Housing Security           928-338-1181

BIA Law Enforcement             928-338-5355 

DPS - Highway Patrol             928-537-5545      


San Carlos Police Department                 928-475-2311

San Carlos Dept of Corrections               928-475-4060

Show Low Police Department                   928-537-5091

Pinetop Police Department                       928-368-8800

Navajo County Sheriff's Office                  928-536-7460

BIA Forestry                                             928-338-5429

Pinetop Fire Department                          928-367-2199

Show Low Fire Department                      928-537-5100

Apache County Sheriffs Office                 928-337-4321

Native Air - Show Low                               909-915-2303


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Background photo by Elmer Lamson