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Ho-Chunk Tribe Swears in 1st Police Chief

From WHBL News Radio 1330

BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (WTAQ) - The Ho-Chunk Indian tribe has its first police chief.

Daniel Libke was sworn in Thursday at a ceremony in Black River Falls. The tribe is creating a new police department to enforce laws on its territorial lands in 14 Wisconsin counties.

Libke calls the new police force a “major accomplishment in solidifying the sovereignty of the Ho-Chunk Nation.” Officers will enforce state, federal, and tribal laws.

State justice officials attended Libke’s swearing-in ceremony, as did other law enforcement officers throughout Wisconsin and members of the Ho-Chunk’s judiciary and Legislature.

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