Navajo Nation Police Response Districts



The Mission of the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety is to ensure professional services through protection, prevention, accountability and innovation in the best interest of the Navajo Nation.



Chief of Police Philip Francisco

Chief Francisco oversees the operation of Navajo Police Department which is the largest tribal Law Enforcement Agency in the United States. His departments’ jurisdiction covers 27,000 square miles in the three different states and services a population of over 178k. He is responsible for over 205 commissioned officers and over 100 civilian support staff, including police dispatchers.

Chief Francisco graduated from Farmington and is a veteran of the United States Army. In 1999, he began his law enforcement career with the Aztec New Mexico Police Department where he attended the San Juan County Training Authority Academy and received his New Mexico Law Enforcement certification.

In 2001, Chief Francisco was hired as a Deputy for the San Juan County Sherriff’s Office and assigned as a full time DWI enforcement traffic officer for three years. He received his Associates Degree in Police Science and his Bachelors Degree in 2014 from the University of New Mexico.

In 2014, Chief Francisco transferred from the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office to the Farmington Police Department. In 2016, applied and was hired as the Chief of Police for the Navajo Police Department.

Deputy Chief Daryl Noon

Deputy Chief Daryl Noon is Honaghaahnii born for Bilagaana. He was born in Fort Defiance Arizona and grew up in Shiprock New Mexico. Deputy Chief Noon graduated from Shiprock High School and briefly attended Eastern New Mexico University and San Juan College before beginning his law enforcement career in 1995 with the Farmington Police Department.

Deputy Chief Noon began his career as a Booking Officer and later applied to become a Farmington Police Department officer. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2004, Lieutenant in 2009, Captain in 2016, and Deputy Chief in 2017.

Deputy Chief joined the Navajo Police Department January 2019.

Important Links

NAVAJO SORNA (Sex Offender Registration Public Information Site

Navajo Police Department Background Investigations


12 November 2019
FBI, Navajo Nation Seek Information on Apparent Homicide South of Gallup

FBI, Navajo Nation Seek Information on Apparent Homicide South of Gallup

The FBI and Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety are investigating the apparent homicide of a Native American adult male whose body was found in a car south of Gallup, New Mexico.

17 July 2019
FBI Seeking Information

FBI Seeking Information

Homicide Victim Amy Lynn Hanson

15 July 2019
FBI Seeking Information

FBI Seeking Information

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the death of Nastacio Keith Travis.
10 July 2019



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