NPD chief of police to host listening sessions


Offers public the chance to meet police force

WINDOW ROCK – The Navajo Police Department Office of the Chief of Police will host a series of community listening sessions in December, the first of which will be held in Churchrock Dec. 1.

NPD Chief of Police Phillip Francisco and his command staff will host the events in the hope of giving the community an opportunity to meet their police force and bring their comments and concerns to NPD leadership.

Since becoming police chief for NPD, Francisco has made it a priority to develop a department that emphasizes leadership, accountability, staff empowerment, professional development and improvement of infrastructure.

To accomplish these priorities, Francisco has evaluated the organizational structure and operational needs of the department.

Improving the department’s foundation has been a high priority for Chief Francisco’s vision and mission.

Francisco stressed that improvements not only comes from internal expectations but also come from external feedback.

“Giving the community an opportunity to express their comments and concerns is important to us,” Francisco said.

The listening sessions will be time-limited, however reasonable accommodations will given to ensure public remarks are heard.  Francisco and his command staff will be available to address the public’s concerns.

The Navajo Police Department will host pubic listening sessions at the following locations:

Dec. 1 – Fire Rock Navajo Casino from 10 am–noon

Dec. 1– Chinle Junior High School from 3–5 pm

Dec. 2 – Indian Wells Elementary School from 10 am–noon

Dec. 2 - Cameron Chapter House from 3–5 pm

Dec. 8 – Kayenta Township Town Hall 10 am–noon

Dec. 8 – Shiprock Chapter House – 3–5 p.m.

This is a public event.