Navajo Nation Police

Published on March 8, 2013 by Casey

Love this article and want to save it to read again later? Add it to your favourites! To find all your favourite posts, check out My Favourites on the menu bar.

Navajo Nation Police
Map of Navajo Nation Police’s jurisdiction

Navajo Nation Police

The Navajo Nation Police (formerly known as the Navajo Tribal Police) is the law enforcement agency on the Navajo Nation in the Southwestern United States. It is under the Navajo Division of Public Safety. It is headed by a Chief of Police, six Police Captains and eight Police Lieutenants. It includes: Internal Affairs, Patrol, K-9 Unit, Dive Team, Tactical Operations Team, Traffic Unit, Fiscal management, Recruitment, and Training Divisions. The Navajo Nation Police are responsible for seven districts, Chinle, Crownpoint, Dilkon, Kayenta, Shiprock, Tuba City, and Window Rock. There are also several substations in each district ranging from one man substations or up to five officers each. Currently there are 210 police officers, 45 criminal investigators and there are 279 civilians, acting as support staff for the department . There are an approximate 1.9 police officers per 1,000 people and one officer is responsible for patrolling 70 square miles (180 km2) of reservation land. The Navajo Nation Police are funded by federal contracts and grants and general Navajo Nation funds.

dna testing, dna ancestry testing, ancestry, genealogy, indian genealogy records, paternity testing, turquoise jewelry, native american jewelry

History

The Treaty of 1868 that released the Navajos from their captivity at Fort Sumner established law enforcement as the responsibility of the Federal Government and was administered by the Branch of Law and Order. The first Navajo Police were created in 1872. They were dissolved three years later despite their successes. Although there were police on the reservation, they were funded and supported by the United States Government. The Navajo Nation Police Department was not re-established until 1959 per request of the Navajo Tribal Council. Not only were they responsible for law enforcement, but they were also responsible for the care and custody of prisoners.

Equipment & Vehicles

All officers are issued Glock 22 40 Cal. side arm, expandable baton, handcuffs, bulletproof vest, pepper spray and portable radio linked to a central dispatch. Rural substation officers are issued take home cars, a choice of a shot gun or AR15 semi-auto rifle, spikestrips and radar guns. There are over 200 vehicles in the Police Department’s fleet ranging from SUV’s including: 4×4 Chevrolet Tahoes, 2WD Pursuit Tahoes, 4×4 Chevrolet Blazers, 4×4 Chevrolet Suburban and 4×4 Jeep Liberty’s to Sedans: Chevrolet Impala and Ford Crown Victoria. There is also Kawasaki Kz1000 for Motor Units, 4 Wheelers for special events/ crowd control and bicycle units. All patrol vehicles are currently outfitted with laptop computers working with local WiFi internet connections to help officers write and file reports electronically. The department recently obtained a new mobile command post vehicle and is assigned to the Shiprock District.

Source: Wikipedia

NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged
Based on the collective work of NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com, © 2014 Native American Encyclopedia.
Cite This Source | Link To Navajo Nation Police
Add these citations to your bibliography. Select the text below and then copy and paste it into your document.

American Psychological Association (APA):

Navajo Nation Police NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Retrieved December 22, 2014, from NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com website: http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/navajo-nation-police/

Chicago Manual Style (CMS):

Navajo Nation Police NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com. NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Native American Encyclopedia http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/navajo-nation-police/ (accessed: December 22, 2014).

Modern Language Association (MLA):

"Navajo Nation Police" NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Native American Encyclopedia 22 Dec. 2014. <NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/navajo-nation-police/>.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE):

NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com, "Navajo Nation Police" in NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Source location: Native American Encyclopedia http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/navajo-nation-police/. Available: http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com. Accessed: December 22, 2014.

BibTeX Bibliography Style (BibTeX)

@ article {NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com2014,
    title = {NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged},
    month = Dec,
    day = 22,
    year = 2014,
    url = {http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/navajo-nation-police/},
}
You might also like:

Tags:  , ,

Facebook Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Did You Know?

Freeze dried food is a Native Invention. The Inca of Peru used to preserve potatoes using a freeze-dry process. They would put them on mountain terraces, and the solar radiation and extremely cold temperatures created a freeze-dried product that lasted indefinitely.

Sponsor
In the Spotlight
Latest Articles
Most Favourited Posts
Photo Galleries
Native American Tribe Piegan IVNative American Tribe WichitaNative American ClothingNative American Tribe Keres II