- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

TSAILE, Ariz. (AP) - The Navajo Nation is considering establishing a new police academy after shuttering the old one in 2012.

Officials say an academy is badly needed to recruit police officers. People who want to become police now have to go to off-reservation academies.

The Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety says officers who are trained in the nation will be more culturally sensitive to Navajo values.

The nation closed its policy academy in 2012 because of operational and maintenance issues.

The Law and Order Committee asked Diné College to review funding and other options for a new policy academy on Tuesday.

The report is due in July.

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