Throughout the United States this month, including on and around the Navajo Nation, special events and activities are held to bring attention to preventing child abuse and sexual assault.
Our Navajo Nation Police Department patrols approximately 27,000 square miles of the Navajo Nation. The NNPD responds to over 200,000 calls for service and conducts over 25,000 arrests every year. This is a huge amount of work for approximately 200 officers on patrol duty.
Navajo Nation Attorney General Ethel Branch: Public safety on the Navajo Nation is in crisis.