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Thursday, December 9, 2021

A Correction Officer/Personnel is a:

  • Mentor
  • Teacher
  • A parent
  • Counselor
  • Listener
  • A protector
  • A sibling……….etc.

On a daily basis the Navajo Department of Corrections personnel maintain security within a Corrections facility overseeing the health and safety of staff and inmates. Physically patrolling and visually inspecting units, yards, buildings, inmates, inmate property and clothing, etc., to ensure the welfare, safety and security.

Corrections Week Proclamation

“Historically, correctional officers have been viewed as ‘guards,’ occupying isolated and misunderstood positions in prisons and jails. In recent years, the duties of these officers have become increasingly complex and demanding. They are called upon to fill, simultaneously, custodial, supervisory and counseling roles. The professionalism, dedication and courage exhibited by these officers throughout the performance of these demanding and often conflicting roles deserve our utmost respect. The important work of correctional officers often does not receive the recognition from the public it deserves. It is appropriate that we honor the many contributions and accomplishments of these men and women who are a vital component of the field of corrections.”

— President Ronald Reagan, Corrections Week Proclamation 5187, May 5, 1984

Overview of Detention

The Navajo Division of Department of Public Safety - Department of Corrections operates a secure, short and long termed, pre and post adjudicated Juvenile and Adult Facilities throughout the Navajo.

The Detention Center consists of:
  • Intake and Admissions Unit
  • Male Housing Unit
  • Females Housing Unit
  • Food Service
  • Maintenance
  • Classroom / Programming
  • Multi - Purpose Room
  • Recreation Yard
Adult Corrections are located in:
  • Window Rock, Arizona
  • Chinle, Arizona
  • Kayenta, Arizona
  • Tuba City, Arizona
  • Crownpoint, New Mexico
  • Shiprock, New Mexico
Juvenile Corrections are located in:
  • Crownpoint, New Mexico
  • Tuba City, Arizona
  • Chinle, Arizona
  • Kayenta, Arizona
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