July 2022 Officer of the Month

Officer Nickolus Van Buren

El Paso, Texas Police Department


Officer Nickolus Van Buren

MADD proudly recognizes Officer Nickolus Van Buren of the El Paso Police Department as our Officer of the Month for July 2022. Officer Van Buren recently was re-assigned to the El Paso Police Department’s DWI Task Force after working nearly a year on the Special Traffic Investigations Unit.

In 2019, Officer Van Buren arrested 149 impaired drivers in the first 11 months of the year. This was the greatest number of DWI arrests for the department. In 2020, while navigating through the pandemic, Officer Van Buren arrested 119 impaired drivers. This was second highest number of DWI arrests for the department for the year.

Officer Van Buren conducts himself with honor, integrity, professionalism and is a huge asset for the DWI Task force. Officer Van Buren has saved countless lives and has kept many tragic stories from happening. Officer Van Buren received the 2019 MADD West Texas award for most arrests by a city officer.

MADD National is proud to recognize Officer Nickolus Van Buren as the July 2022 Officer of the Month. We thank him for his many years of dedicated service to the citizens of El Paso, the State of Texas. We wish him the best in safety and wellness in the remaining years of his career and service to the citizens of the El Paso.

Thank you to MADD’s Vanessa Luna-Marquez for her nomination of Officer Van Buren for this recognition.