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Mission Statement

  • We, the employees of the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office, commit to providing all individuals a safe environment using innovative techniques and resources while being sensitive to the needs of each community.
  • We will respond in a timely manner with respect, dignity and compassion when called upon.
  • We will make all decisions based on the highest ethical and moral standards and will accept responsibility for our actions.
  • We will work proactively with our citizens and communities providing effective leadership while ensuring quality services.
  • We as professionals view our responsibilities as a covenant of public trust.


Sheriff Kelly “KC” Clark has been with the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office since 1987. He attended the Northland Pioneer Reserve Academy in 1987 and graduated in July of 1988. He then worked as a reserve deputy until hired full time in April of 1989 where his first post of duty was patrol deputy in Winslow AZ. Since that time Sheriff Clark has had assignments in patrol throughout Navajo County. Sheriff Clark has worked his way up through the ranks serving as Patrol Sergeant, Sergeant over multi agency Narcotics Task Force Major Crimes Apprehension Team (MCAT) and as Lieutenant supervising Criminal investigations inclusive of Medical Examiner Investigations, Internal Affairs, MCAT. Sheriff Clark is a graduate of the FBI National Academy 220th session, as well as The Drug Unit Commanders Academy facilitated by the Drug Enforcement Administration in Quantico, VA.  Sheriff Clark has served in numerous leadership positions
throughout the State of Arizona to include President of the Arizona Narcotics Officers Association, President of the Arizona County Attorney/ Sheriff’s Association, as well as President, Arizona Sheriff’s Association (for 3 terms). Sheriff Clark was named “Sheriff of the Year” by the WETIP foundation.  Sheriff Clark was appointed by the Governor of Arizona to the Northern Regional Advisory Committee for Homeland Security and now serves as the Chairman, Appointed by the Governor as a Commissioner on the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission, Serves as a member of the sub-committee for Budget and Finance for the Arizona High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) as well as Executive Board member.

The Sheriff's Office is comprised of many units: Patrol, Communications, Criminal Investigations, Evidence, Administration, Adult Detention (Jail), Training, and Search and Rescue. The Sheriff's Office also sponsors the Sheriff's Auxiliary Volunteers who assist the uniformed deputies and local law enforcement partners in numerous areas whenever called upon, saving county taxpayer dollars.  

Sheriff Clark has been a resident of Navajo County for the past 28 years. He and his wife Brenda have five children and have lived in Holbrook for the past twenty one years. He welcomes your questions or comments. Please feel free to e-mail him directly using the Comments page. For non-emergency service please call (928) 524-4050.


For emergencies call 911