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Navajo Police Department welcomes new deputy chief

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Noon served 23 years with Farmington PD

2019-01-18WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. –  The new Navajo Police Department Deputy Chief was welcomed during a pinning ceremony at the Navajo Nation Museum on Jan. 8.  The new deputy chief is Daryl Noon, who worked his way up through the ranks with the Farmington Police Department.

Born in Fort Defiance and raised in Shiprock, he is Honágháahnii born for bilagáana.  Noon graduated from Shiprock High School and began his 23-year career with the Farmington Police Department not long after.

His field experience includes patrol, SWAT operator, traffic officer, field training officer, training and recruiting, internal affairs and investigation. He was promoted from sergeant to lieutenant in 2009, to captain in 2016 and to the Deputy Chief of the Farmington Police Department in 2017.

As Deputy Chief of the Navajo Police Department, he will oversee the district Navajo Police Departments and command staff.

During a visit to the Navajo Police Department headquarters, Noon, who was raised on the Navajo Nation, said, “I’m looking forward to serving the Navajo Nation in this capacity.  I’m ready to take on the challenges and do my part in making a positive impact for the department.”

He is expected to begin his post soon after taking his oath of office.

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