Public Safety Officers

The White Mountain Apache Police Department is a federally accredited public safety agency staffed by uniformed professionals committed to protecting the public and reducing crime on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. The White Mountain Apache Police Department employs 27 sworn officers, including 18 patrol officers. 


Since its inception, the White Mountain Apache Police Department has focused on establishing law enforcement within the reservation borders, building trust with local, state, and federal agencies, ensuring tribal community safety, building local community, county, and state partnerships.  During events when the need for officers is high, the White Mountain Apache Police Department partners with the law enforcement division of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, the Navajo Nation, Navajo County Sheriff's Office and the nearby town of Pinetop.

Lt. Jonathan Steah

Patrol Lieutenant

(928) 338-4942 Ext 269

Not Pictured

Sgt. Layne Johnson

Patrol Sergeant

(928) 338-4942 Ext 271

Not Pictured

Sgt. Karl Leslie

Patrol Sergeant

(928) 338-4942 Ext 239

Not Pictured

Sgt. Billy Chief Jr.

Patrol Sergeant

(928) 338-4942 Ext 266

W h i t e   M o u n t a i n   A p a c h e


5 East Sycamore Street         Whiteriver, Arizona  85941         Phone (928) 338-4942        FAX (928) 338-4565

Department Partnerships

WMAT Dept. of Corrections    928-338-1120

WMAT Prosecution Unit          928-338-2254  

WMA DPS Rangers                928-369-7067

WMAT Social Services            928-338-4164

WMAT Tribal Court                 928-338-4720

WMAT EMS                            928-338-3095

WMAT Fire & Rescue             928-338-4311

Cibecue Fire Station              928-332-2401

WMA Housing Security           928-338-1181

BIA Law Enforcement             928-338-5355 

DPS - Highway Patrol             928-537-5545      


San Carlos Police Department                 928-475-2311

San Carlos Dept of Corrections               928-475-4060

Show Low Police Department                   928-537-5091

Pinetop Police Department                       928-368-8800

Navajo County Sheriff's Office                  928-536-7460

BIA Forestry                                             928-338-5429

Pinetop Fire Department                          928-367-2199

Show Low Fire Department                      928-537-5100

Apache County Sheriffs Office                 928-337-4321

Native Air - Show Low                               909-915-2303


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Background photo by Elmer Lamson