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Daryl Noon sworn in as Navajo Nation’s newest chief of police

Jan 3, 2022, 6:10 PM
(Photo courtesy of Navajo Nation Communications)...
(Photo courtesy of Navajo Nation Communications)
(Photo courtesy of Navajo Nation Communications)

PHOENIX — Daryl Noon took the oath of office to become the Navajo Nation’s new chief of police on Monday.

Noon was previously the deputy chief of police since January 2019 in the Navajo Nation after serving in the Farmington Police Department for 23 years, according to a press release.

“This is not about me. This is about all of us from the command staff to all of the different
departments within the Navajo Nation,” Noon said in the release. “To be successful, we need everyone’s help.”

Noon succeeds former Chief of Police Phillip B. Francisco, who resigned on Nov. 30 to assume the same role for the Bloomfield Police Department in New Mexico. He left the department at the end of December.

Francisco was at Noon’s swearing-in ceremony on Monday.

“Former Police Chief Francisco was the person who stepped into the role when the Navajo Nation needed leadership in Public Safety,” Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer said in the release.

“In the same fashion, our new Chief of Police Daryl Noon did not hesitate to answer the call to serve in this higher position. We are very grateful to him, his family, and all of our Navajo police officers and dispatchers for their unwavering commitment and service for our Diné people.”

Noon was born in Fort Defiance, Ariz., and is a member of the Navajo Nation.

The oath was taken in the office of President Jonathan Nez and administered by Window Rock District Court Judge Malcolm P. Begay.

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Daryl Noon sworn in as Navajo Nation’s newest chief of police