Darryl Laxton, Chief | (423) 569-4255 | 19922 Alberta Street | Call 911 for emergency!
(Pictured: Oneida Police Department’s Special Operations Response Team trains in a mock school bus hostage exercise)
The Oneida Police Department has a reputation as one of the best-trained municipal police departments in the region. In addition to law enforcement within the town’s municipal limits, the department provides public services by escorting business deposits to banks within the town and assisting neighboring law enforcement agencies when they’re called upon to do so.
Daryl Laxton is chief of OPD. He was appointed to the position by the Oneida Mayor and Board of Aldermen in August 2010 after his predecessor, Mike Cross, was elected as sheriff of Scott County.
Crime & Crime-fighting
In 2017, the most recent statistics currently available, there were 474 criminal offenses committed in Oneida. Of those, 372 (78.5%) were solved. A total of 448 arrests were made.