The Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin swore in the first chief of its new police department.

Daniel Libke, 39, is a tribal member from the Bear Clan. He will help the tribe get its law enforcement force off the ground.

"There is a lot of work to be done in establishing the Ho-Chunk Nation police department,” Libke said at the swearing-in ceremony, The Tomah Journal reported. “It’ll take a lot of time, a lot of planning and a lot of work, but in the end, having a fully functioning police department will be well worth the effort."

Wisconsin is a Public Law 280 state.

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