Posted: Feb 24, 2013 By: Hunter Moore
Holbrook, AZ —For the past few years, Navajo County Sheriff KC Clark and Navajo County Attorney Brad Carlyon, along with Board of Supervisors Chairman and Navajo Nation Council Delegate Jonathan M. Nez and County Supervisor Jesse Thompson have been working on an initiative to improve the availability of law enforcement services on the Navajo Nation.
A proposed cross-commissioning agreement was recently approved by the Navajo County Board of Supervisors. The agreement was approved by the Navajo Nation Law & Order Committee and the Budget & Finance Committee was signed by Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly on Tuesday, February 19th. The program gives the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) the ability to assist and supplement the Navajo Nation Police Department in their efforts to enhance public safety on the Navajo Nation.
Sheriff KC Clark, County Attorney Brad Carlyon, Board Chairman and Council Delegate Jonathan Nez and Supervisor Thompson and the Navajo County Board of Supervisors have consistently supported the cross-commissioning effort and appreciate the magnitude of the approval of this historic agreement.
Sheriff Clark was present at the Navajo Nation Law & Order Committee and the Budget & Finance Committee meetings and the signing of the legislation by the Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly. The President stated that, “This collaborative effort was four years in the making and I cannot begin to list everyone that was involved, but I am grateful to the Navajo County Board of Supervisors, the Navajo Nation Council Delegates, Navajo Nation Department of Justice and Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety for working together to get this done on behalf of the residents of Navajo County on the Navajo Nation. Crime knows no borders in our communities and we look forward to seeing how this mutual aid agreement will benefit everyone.”
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