Navajo Nation Under Heightened Police Patrol

Ray Landry | Special to the Times
The entrance to Aztec High School in Aztec, N.M., is blocked off by police as they investigate a shooting Thursday morning that left three people dead.

Published December 8, 2017

WINDOW ROCK – The Navajo Police Department extends our heartfelt support and condolences to those that have been impacted by the tragedy at Aztec High School Thursday. Our resources, personnel and efforts will be used to supplement the efforts of our brother and sister agencies of the Aztec Police Department, the San Juan County Sheriff’s office, the New Mexico State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

As our community absorbs the impact of today’s event, rest assured the Navajo Police Department reaffirms our commitment to keeping our community safe.

Officers have been deployed to show presence and we are working with our partners in ensuring the safety of our community members. We continue to follow up on reported incidents stemming from today’s events.

Our officers and command staff will be under heightened patrol and have been directed to ensure the safety of our schools, population centers and areas of congregation

We ask that our community members be patient and supportive as we assist our associate agencies and as we focus on the reported incidents in our jurisdictional area. Public safety services continue with an immediate focus on making our school children feel safe in their school environments.

Should there be any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of the Chief of Police at 928-871-6363.

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