The Oneida Indian Nation Police Department is celebrating 25 years of service.

Several law enforcement leaders reflected on their work over the past quarter-century Tuesday afternoon — most recently, the partnerships they've developed in the fight against the opioid crisis, violence on the street, and keeping their neighbors safe.

The department's chief was also presented with an award for his service.

"I thought right from the beginning knowing a little bit about the Oneida Nation it would be first rate top notch," said Chief Gary Henderson. "[The Department] is first grade and it has taken many years but I think that they knew what kind of police department they would be creating."  

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office commended the Nation's police work since they were deputized by federal authorities six years ago.