- Associated Press - Sunday, July 3, 2016

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - The country’s first tribally controlled college wants to open a police academy for tribal law enforcement.

The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/29f6S8z) that Dine (dih-NEH’) College on plans to outline plans to create a police academy.

The tribe has had no law enforcement training facility since the Navajo Law Enforcement Academy in Toyei, Ariz., closed three years ago.

Dine College Board of Regents President Greg Bigman said Friday the college will draft a memorandum of understanding with the Navajo Nation on establishing a facility and education services for officers in training.

Bigman says the college may have to form partnerships to offer services.

Supporters say the tribe is in dire need of more officers and a training facility closer to tribal lands.

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Information from: The Daily Times, http://www.daily-times.com

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