(Oneida Reservation) ~ The Oneida Police Commission welcomes former Assistant Chief of Police, Eric Boulanger as the newly appointed Chief of Police. Boulanger has 24 years of professional law enforcement experience. Boulanger succeeds retiring Chief, Rich Van Boxtel. Chief Van Boxtel’s official retirement date is December 31st after having served in law enforcement for 20 years and became Oneida Chief of Police in 2006
Chief Boulanger will to continue build inter-departmental relationships with surrounding law enforcement agencies. “Working together serves our communities better,” says Boulanger. “When we combine our resources, we are able to be more efficient and provide better police protection for all.”
The Oneida Chief of Police oversees a department which includes an Assistant Chief, Lieutenant, three Sergeants, one Detective Sergeant, twelve Patrol Officers, Police School Liaison officer, Community Resource officer, DARE officer, five Dispatchers and administrative personnel.
The Oneida Police Department strives to be engaged within the community, protect and serve, and be active in area programs such as Drive Sober Mobilization, Click or Ticket seat belt enforcement, DARE Program, Safety Camps and other Community outreach initiatives.
Oneida Police Commission Chairwoman, Sandra Reveles, states, “We are optimistic our police force will continue to meet the high standards of law enforcement with the succession of Chief Boulanger into this position. Eric and Rich and the department worked towards developing a succession plan to maintain order and consistent leadership in our police force.”