Evans named Chief of Ponca City Police

July 9, 2024 | Featured|Police

PONCA CITY — Richard Evans has been appointed as the new Ponca City Police Chief.

Evans is a lifelong Ponca City resident and started his career with the Ponca City Police Department in 1992. He replaces Don Bohon.

Richard Evans

Chief Evans has served in all areas of the department during his career, starting as a patrol officer, sergeant, a lieutenant, Det. Lt. and  Det. Capt. 

Evans has served as the Deputy Chief since 2019 and was appointed as the Interim Chief in February of 2024. 

During his career, Evans has coordinated numerous community programs, and overseen several grants. He also worked as the Jail Administrator, managed the Field Training Program, and served as the Tactical Team Commander.

“Richard Evans is well respected amongst his peers, and the officers and employees of the Ponca City Police Department. His 32 years of experience in all facets of the Police Department, combined with his love for Ponca City, and his 5 years of experience as Deputy Chief makes him an outstanding leader for this Police Department.” said Mayor Homer Nicholson.