Gas leak prompts closure of police headquarters

Gas leak prompts closure of police headquarters


Navajo Times | Donovan Quintero
A person walks into the front entrance of the aging Navajo Nation judicial branch and Department of Police building Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

The Navajo Nation Police headquarters in Window Rock is closed today (Tuesday) while maintenance personnel search for a possible gas leak, Public Safety Director Jesse Delmar confirmed.

Delmar said an employee smelled natural gas Monday morning, prompting him to evacuate the building and release the employees for the rest of the day.

The police are currently operating out of the Navajo Nation fire station in Window Rock, Delmar said.

“They’re looking for the leak now and we’re hoping to be back in our building soon,” Delmar said at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday.

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About The Author

Cindy Yurth

Cindy Yurth is the Tséyi' Bureau reporter, covering the Central Agency of the Navajo Nation. Her other beats include agriculture and Arizona state politics. She holds a bachelor’s degree in technical journalism from Colorado State University with a cognate in geology. She has been in the news business since 1980 and with the Navajo Times since 2005, and is the author of “Exploring the Navajo Nation Chapter by Chapter.” She can be reached at


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