Law Enforcement Code of Ethics

As a law enforcement officer, my fundamental duty is to serve the community; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation and the peaceful against abuse or disorder; and to respect the constitutional rights of all to liberty, equality and justice.

I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all and will behave in a manner that does not bring discredit to me or to my agency. I will maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed both in my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the law and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.

I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, political beliefs, aspirations, animosities or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or abuse and never accepting gratuities.

I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of police service. I will never engage in acts of corruption or bribery, nor will I condone such acts by other police officers. I will cooperate with all legally authorized agencies and their representatives in the pursuit of justice.

I know that I alone am responsible for my own standard of professional performance and will take every reasonable opportunity to enhance and improve my level of knowledge and competence.

I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession . . . law enforcement.

Our Mission

Our purpose and our mission is to serve the citizens of Boyceville by providing excellent police service. We strive to fairly and impartially enforce the laws and ordinances in order that everyone can live safe and free. We seek opportunities to help people whenever and however we can.

Our Staff

Chief Greg Lamkin

Chief Lamkin joined BPD in May 2015. He previously served as a Police Officer with the Hedwig Village, Texas PD and a Police Officer and Sergeant with the Jersey Village, Texas PD. Chief Lamkin is a certified Field Training Officer and has over 20 years of law enforcement experience. Chief Lamkin attended Texas A&M University and graduated from the TEEX Central Texas Police Academy.

Sergeant Peter Rud

Sergeant Rud joined BPD in December 2016. He attended the Minneapolis PD academy and retired from MPD with over 19 years of experience in various units within the department. Sgt. Rud also honorably served in the US Army and was discharged as a sergeant. Sgt. Rud has an associates degree from Rochester Community College in Law Enforcement. Sgt. Rud is currently assigned as the Field Services Sergeant.

Police Officer

This is for a future full-time officer position. 


Master Officer Ryan Jordan

Officer Jordan joined BPD in September 2017. He previously served as a Police Officer for the Rockton, Illinois PD and is currently a ful-time Sheriff's Deputy for Polk County. Officer Jordan graduated from the University of Iowa with an bachelor's degree and obtained his master's degree from the University of the Rockies. Officer Jordan attended the police academy in Illinois and has over five years of police experience. Officer Jordan currently serves as a part-time patrol officer.

Police Officer

We are hiring for a part-time officer position. 

Police Officer

This is for a future community services officer position. 


Police Secretary Rita Traxler

Rita has served as the Police Secretary and the Municipal Court Clerk for over 25 years. Rita works full-time as the librarian at Boyceville High School.

Code Enforcement Officer Marshal Traxler

Marshall joined BPD in 2019 when the police took over the duties for the code enforcement and building inspector. In 2022, building inspector duties were contracted. Marshal is the person to speak to about ordinance enforcement or concerns.

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