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DPS, Hopi Nation Announce An Agreement On Mutual Aid Between The State And The Tribe Wednesday

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The Department of Public Safety and the Hopi Tribe announced an agreement Wednesday to provide mutual aid between the state and the Hopi Nation. DPS spokesman Bart Graves says it’s not like their current relationship had been lacking, but signing the agreement makes it a formal working arrangement. He says, “by allowing the Hopi Tribe and DPS to lend assistance across jurisdictional boundaries, this agreement enhances public safety for all Arizonans.” He adds, “this is a historic agreement.” Graves also says the integrated support will come in handy in cases like rescues or enforcing traffic laws and eliminating any jurisdictional issues. The Hopi Tribe occupies parts of Coconino and Navajo counties and covers a land mass larger than the state of Delaware.

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