Fort McDowell Police Department

Fort McDowell Police Department

Welcome to the Fort McDowell Police Department. We are a twenty-four hour law enforcement agency responsible for enforcement of tribal, state, and federal laws. Our officers are certified by the Arizona Peace Officers Standards & Training (AzPOST) and hold a special law enforcement commission (certification) with the Bureau of Indian Affairs – Office of Justice Services. We investigate all tribal, state and federal crimes and present our findings to the tribal, state and federal court jurisdictions as appropriate. We hold a partnership with other tribal, state and federal law enforcement agencies.

Over a thousand residents occupy the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation land base. In addition to community coverage, our coverage includes visitors and guests at the Fort McDowell Gaming Casino, Radisson Fort McDowell Resort, Ba’ja Gas Station, Eagle View RV Resort, Fort McDowell Farms, Fort McDowell Yavapai Materials, Fort McDowell Adventures and the We-Ko-Pa Golf Club.

We place the utmost emphasis on efficiency and professionalism. It is our goal to be a professional police department that is responsive to the needs of the community. We carefully select our employees based on the highest quality and hold them to high standards of professionalism and integrity. We endeavor to maintain the mission of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, which is to “Provide a Safe and Secure Community.” Thank you for visiting us.

Our Vision

“Our vision is to set the highest standards of an efficient and professional police department, gaining community support by working together with diversity to achieve a safe and crime free environment.”

Our Mission

“Fort McDowell Police Department provides public safety and law enforcement services through community partnerships to enhance the quality of life for the Yavapai Nation.”

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Contact Us

Non-Emergencies call us at (480) 837-1091

We are located at
10755 N. Fort McDowell Road, #3
Fort McDowell
Arizona, 85264

Thomas Gonzales
Acting Chief
(480) 789-7511

Detective Sergeant
Lezlie Thompson
(480) 789-7503

Administrative Sergeant
Stephanie Beebe
(480) 789-7517

Records information
Chrystal Proctor
(480) 789-7509