Sheriff David Clouse has served the residents of Navajo County for over 15 years. He started his career with NCSO as a patrol Deputy later promoting up the ranks to Sheriff. He began his career working in Heber and has since worked in every community within NCSO’s jurisdiction. He was named Deputy of the Year in 2011 and Supervisor of the Year in 2016. During his career, he was in command over Patrol, Dispatch, Training, Criminal Investigations, Property & Evidence, the Civil Division, and Training. Sheriff Clouse has had a successful career with NCSO and has received hundreds of hours of advanced training in leadership and Law Enforcement practices. On February 12, 2019, he was sworn in as the 18th Sheriff of Navajo County.
Sheriff Clouse holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Emergency Management from Northern Arizona University and is also a graduate from Arizona State University as a Certified Public Manager. He attended and graduated from Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, holds several AZ POST Certificates including basic and advanced supervisory and management courses, and is also a graduate of the National Sheriff's Institute Jail Management Course.
Sheriff Clouse is a member of the Arizona Sheriff’s Association, Western States Sheriff’s Association, National Sheriff’s Association, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Sheriff is an Arizona native and has generational ties to Navajo County and the Sheriff’s Office. He is the grandson of former Sheriff Glen L. Flake who served as the Sheriff of Navajo County for 12 years and in law enforcement for a total of 29 years within Navajo County. David’s great-grandfather, S. Eugene Flake, was also a Deputy for Navajo County in the 1930s and 40’s. David and his wife Angela, along with their 4 daughters and one son make their home in Snowflake. That makes 7 generations who have lived in Navajo County.
The Sheriff's Office is comprised of many units: Patrol, Communications, Criminal Investigations, Evidence, Administration, Adult Detention (Jail), Training, and Search and Rescue. The Sheriff's Office also sponsors the Sheriff's Auxiliary Volunteers who assist the uniformed deputies and local law enforcement partners in numerous areas whenever called upon, saving county taxpayer dollars.
Sheriff Clouse welcomes your questions or comments. Please feel free to e-mail him directly using the comments page. For non-emergency service please call (928) 524-4050.