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A National Geographic Channel production, Navajo Cops follows several Navajo Nation police on the job in the American Southwest. Filmed in the Navajo Nation, which is the largest reservation in North America, spanning three states; Arizona, Utah and New Mexico, the show focuses on a handful of the mere three hundred officers working in the almost 28,000 square miles of their jurisdiction. The size of the beat and the small force make for a dangerous job with back up often as much as forty five minutes away. Additionally the terrain is frequently harsh and difficult to navigate, creating challenges not faced by your average police department.

The men and women of the force, native and non-native alike, deal with all of the regular crime problems you would expect, ranging from thefts and drug dealing to violent crime, while also working within the unique cultural perspectives of the Navajo beliefs and customs.

Monday 10:00 PM et/pt on National Geographic
1 Season, 7 Episodes - Currently Airing
May 11, 2011
Documentary & Biography
8.5/10
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  • A fight between rival Navajo street gangs leaves one man nearly beaten to death; a jogger finds a bag filled with human organs; cops track a group of backcountry shooters armed with a paramilitary-style arsenal.

  • Navajo Police Officers combat an increase in criminal activity after Tribal pay Day.

  • Virgil Smith investigates an attack on a bear in Utah's Monument Valley. A fight breaks out in the booking room of a jail in Tuba City, Ariz. Officers respond to a fight in a remote community.

  • Reported gunfire leads one officer to a shallow grave. Elsewhere, two cops team up to track down a suicidal man, and a routine traffic stop turns ugly.

  • The officers continue their search for 'The Howler'; Sgt. Curtis deals with a violent prisoner; a wildlife officer tracks poachers.

  • The Navajo Cops patrol more than 17 million acres, while watching over a population of 180,000 with a proud heritage and age-old customs.

  • These modern day warriors are on a mission to protect the largest Indian reservation in North America, and to preserve an ancient way of life. They must deal with big city crime like gangs, drugs, murders, and human trafficking while also protecting wildlife, cultural landmarks, and endangered archaeological sites. On a landscape straight out of the Wild West, they even square off against the supernatural, as they investigate attacks by beings with supernatural powers known as Skinwalkers.

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