Basic Requirements:

  • Must be a United States citizen.
  • Must be at least (21) twenty-one years of age.
  • Must be a High School graduate or G.E.D certification recipient.
  • No misdemeanor convictions within (3) three years prior to appointment.
  • No felony convictions.
  • No excessive traffic citations.
  • No domestic violence conviction.
  • Be physically and mentally healthy.
  • Prior Military must be honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces.

Personal Requirements:

  • Submit Navajo Nation application for employment.
  • Must pass a physical fitness test
  • Must pass the National Police Officer Selection test at 70% or higher.
  • Submit copies of:
    • 2 Notarized copies of Applicant Affidavit of United States Citizenship, attached Birth Certificate, or Affidavit of Birth
    • 2 Notarized copies of Certificate of Indian Blood, if applicable
    • 2 Notarized copies of High School or G.E.D certificate.
    • Valid State Driver’s License
    • Social Security Card
    • College Transcripts or Special Training certificates
    • Prior Military, must submit 2 Notarized copies of DD 214 Military Form.
    • Marriage/Divorce Papers (with Docket Numbers).
    • Pass Physical/Medical Examination
    • Pass Psychological Evaluation.
    • Pass Drug Screen.
    • Undergo a Complete Background Investigation.
    • Submit Navajo Nation Peace Officers Standard and Training application.
    • Submit all current/ previous certification and/or POST commission.



  • Take Home units available.
  • Consistent paid training.
  • Arts and craft deduction.
  • Are you retired? Keep retirement pay from State while getting paid..
  • Uniform/ Equipment paid by the Department.
  • Health Insurance with HMA: Vision, Medical, Dental, Prescription Medication
  • Life Insurance.
  • Holiday pay and overtime: 13 paid holidays: Tribal and National holidays, Time and half pay for overtime.

Salary Pay Range:
Pay rate with the Navajo Police Department will vary but starting rate based on years of experience.

Health Insurance
With the Navajo Nation health insurance plan, cost is nearly covered by the Navajo Nation with smaller amount of deduction from your paycheck compared to other agencies. Rates differ from individual plan and family plan.

Navajo Nation Retirement Plan
Early retirement: Starts at 45 years of age for law enforcement. Normal retirement: Starts at 55 years of age for law enforcement. Retirement is fully paid by the Department.

401K Retirement Plan Supplemental
Your employer will match 50% of the first 6% of compensation in pre-tax salary deferrals you defer into the Plan. Eligibility to join the 401(k) Plan is immediate upon your date of hire.

Life Insurance
Navajo Nation has life insurance and has partnered with several life insurance to help law enforcement officers get the best option for coverage.

Special Units:

  • K9 Unit
  • Drug/Gang Unit
  • Traffic Enforcement Unit
  • SRT/ SWAT unit
  • General / Specialty Instructor: Firearms, Driving, Defensive tactics, High Risk Stops, SFST, etc.
  • Reconstructionist/ Accident
  • Swift Water Rescue Unit
  • S.O.R.N.A Unit
  • Academy Staff: Recruit Training Officer, Instructor, and Field Training Officer
  • Missing Persons Detective Unit

The Navajo Police Department has several special units available across the Navajo Nation. Pay may increase in some areas of special units that is needed in the department.

District Areas

The Navajo Nation Police Department has seven districts spread across the Navajo Nation with more than 400,000 tribal members. The seven districts are located in Window Rock, Shiprock, Crownpoint, Tuba City, Chinle, Kayenta, and Dilkon. The Navajo Nation covers more than 27,000 miles. The entire Navajo Nation area is covered with more than 200 police officers by the Navajo Police Department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Favorable background.
  • Current certification: Must hold a current Basic Law Enforcement Training certification and must be in good standing.
  • Medical Requirement: Must submit a physical examination by certified physician
  • Driving Record: Must have a favorable driving record/history
  • Drug Test: Must submit drug test from a certified physician
  • Psychological examination
  • Must be able to pass firearms in day and night handgun qualifications with Judgmental
  • Must Complete Field Training Program and a one-year probation after Field Training


Navajo Police Department is looking for motivated individuals to become one of the most unique police officers on the Navajo Nation.

Division of Public Safety Headquarters
Window Rock Blvd & Route 12,
P.O Box 3360
Window Rock, Arizona 86515
Lavina Willie-Nez, Administrative Assistant
(928) 380-7357

Navajo Police Academy
Route 7 & Academy Blvd
P.O Box 99
Chinle, Arizona 86504

**Each Navajo Police Department District has a recruiter assigned to test applicants. Contact the NPD District in which you are interested in applying to:

Window Rock District:

Kayenta District:
Sgt. Shishawnia Stevens (928) 697-5698

Tuba City District:
Lt. Fabian Thinn (928) 283-3116

Crownpoint District:

Chinle District:
Sgt. Dallas Begay (928) 674-2265

Dilkon District:
Lt. David Butler (928) 697-5016

Shiprock District:

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