Walter Lamar has a distinguished twenty-year law enforcement career as a supervisory special agency for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Office of Law Enforcement and Security. As the former Director of BIA, he oversaw the Indian Police Academy law enforcement program, including curriculum development and application in tribal communities. As a Supervisory Special Agency with the FBI, he served as a Special Weapons and Tactics operator in San Francisco and Oklahoma City. Over the course of his career, Lamar received the FBI Shield of Bravery twice, having worked on high profile cases including the Zodiac Killer, the Oklahoma City Federal Building Bombing, and the Branch Davidian standoff near Waco, Texas. He founded and supervised the Oklahoma City Violent Crimes Task Force and was a member of the FBI Speakers Bureau and Native American and Native Alaskan Board of Advisors. Walter has served as an overseer to the Tribal Juvenile Alternatives to Detention report to Congress. He is a citizen of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana and descendant of the Wichita Tribe of Oklahoma. Lamar is the founder and President of Lamar Associates, LLC, a security consulting firm that provides professional services for emergency preparedness, risk management, drug/gang awareness and prevention, and law enforcement training attuned to Native American tribal communities and organizations.