Members of the Oxford Police Department are asking city officials to raise the salary for officers to help attract and retain quality law enforcement officers. (October 30, 2014, Page 1A, 10A)
While the Ole Miss Rebel baseball team competes this weekend in the Super Regional, city police officers and firemen will be battling it out on the field here at home Saturday during their annual Red Light, Blue Light softball game. The game will begin at 10 a.m. at Anchor Baptist Church on Highway 7 South. (June 5, 2014, Page 2)
Oxford Police Officer Kevin Parker was recently named as OPD’s Office of the Year during a ceremony where several officers were honored for a variety of accomplishments, including Supervisor of the Year, Jeff McCutchen, who was promoted to major of operations Tuesday. (April 16, 2014, Page 1, 7)
Shopping, visiting or leaving town during the holidays? It’s certainly common in a university town. Editor Don Whitten repeats some warnings from local authorities about taking proper precautions and adds a few of his own. (December 16, 2013, Page 4)
Oxford Police and Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department warn citizens to take some extra precautions during the holidays to protect their homes from being burglarized. (December 11, 2013, Page 1, 2)
Oxford Police officers brought home several top awards last week during the National LawFit competition in Olive Branch. (June 27, 2012, Page 2)
Four Oxford Police Department members competed in the 2011 Southeastern Regional LawFit Challenge in June, winning several awards. (July 8, 2011, Page 2A)
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. May 21 for the first Law Enforcement 5K run that will benefit the families of fallen or injured police officers. The race will begin at 8 p.m. at the Oxford Police Department. Cost to register is $20 through May 20 and $30 on the day of the race. (May 12, 2011, Page 2)
Being a sniper is generally not a qualification to be a school resource officer. However, Oxford High School’s Capt. Philip Zampella says it makes him a better policeman.
Zampella and OPD officer Sean Eyler took fourth place in the Mississippi Tactical Officers Association SWAT training in Meridian earlier this month. About 18 teams from around the state competed in the sniper shooting and entry competitions. Zampella and Eyler were two of six OPD SWAT teams members who attended and participated in the competition. The OPD SWAT team earned fifth place in the competition. (October 26, 2010, Page 1)
The Oxford Police Department has some of the strongest and most fit officers in Mississippi — and they have the awards to prove it.
OPD joined 46 fellow law enforcement officers from Mississippi, Tennessee and Virginia for the first Southeastern Regional LawFit Challenge at Olive Branch High School. All four local officers taking part at the challenge took home awards. (June 8, 2010, Page 1)