Department of Public Safety & Emergency Services

Welcome to the Hopi Tribe’s Department of Public Safety & Emergency Services (DPSES)


The Department of Public Safety & Emergency Services (DPSES) was established in December 2006 through Hopi Tribal Council Resolution H-022-2007.  DPSES is part of the Executive Branch as a second phase of the reorganization efforts of the Hopi Tribe.

Mission Statement

To harness the power of the Tribal community members, through education training and volunteer services to make our communities safer, stronger and better prepared to respond to threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues and disasters of any kind.   To promote partnership efforts between tribal, county, federal and state emergency management services


This Department is responsible for the development, implementation, operation, maintenance and control of essential business, communication, information and operational support systems pertaining to the public emergency operations and project activities including:  a) emergency medical services, b) search and rescue, c) structural fire, d) hazardous material, e) emergency management services, Public Health Emergency Preparedness and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Current Plans

Current Executive Orders

Public Resources


Jamie Navenma DPSES Director 928-497-1487
Bruce Koyiyumptewa Office Manager 928-734-3662
 Paul Saufkie Emergency Management Coordinator 928-734-3663
 Fax Number 928-734-3609