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A New Cherokee Indian Police Chief

Carla Neadeau, center, shown with her husband, Roger Neadeau, left, takes the oath of office as the new Cherokee Chief of Police from Cherokee Judge Barbara “Sunshine” Parker in the Tribal Council Chambers on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 1. (ROBERT JUMPER/One Feather photo)

After serving in the interim spot since late June, Carla Neadeau has been appointed and was officially sworn-in as the Chief of Police of the Cherokee Indian Police Dept. (CIPD) Thursday morning [Sept. 1]. She took the oath of office during Tribal Council’s regular session, marking an historic day, as she will be the first female Chief of Police for the Eastern Band. Following her swearing-in, Chief Neadeau, who started at the CIPD in 2009, told the One Feather she’s excited to tackle the challenges ahead and is looking forward to serving in the communities. Later in the session, Chief Neadeau presented Res. No. 396 (2022) which adds 16 new positions to the CIPD and Cherokee Corrections Program. The legislation passed unanimously.

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