The Oak Bluffs selectmen Tuesday approved a new contract for chief of police Erik Blake. Town administrator Robert Whritenour said the board unanimously approved a new three-year contract for Mr. Blake, with an annual salary of $111,666 plus a 20 per cent Quinn Bill stipend for education. The total salary amounts to about $134,000. Mr. Blake will also be eligible for pay increases, he said. Mr. Blake’s previous contract, with a base salary of $108,000, had expired last summer, so he had been working without a contract. “I consider [the new contract] an accomplishment of the town,” Mr. Whritenour said. “It was our goal to re-sign the chief . . . we’re very happy with the performance of the police department.” Mr. Whritenour said Mr. Blake has been a leader in the town community policing program, in which police officers and other stakeholders are trained to be ambassadors for the town. “It’s nice to see in a town of this size, some very progressive types of actions,” he said. The board convened an executive session to discuss negotiations, before returning to open session to approve the contract.