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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Jeff McCutchen

Report shows local crime trends

The Oxford Police Department presented its year-end review to the Board  of Aldermen on Tuesday night. The review showed an increase in alcohol-related arrests but a decrease in burglaries. (January 22, 2015, Page 1A, 2A)

Police have hands full with sick wildlife

Local law enforcement officers have had several encounters recently with wild animals suffering from distemper. (December 21, 2014, Page 1A)

Crime time

Local law enforcement agencies will be beefing up patrols in neighborhoods around the holidays and are asking neighbors to watch out for each other as well. (November 28, 2014, Page 1)

Is cop pay fair?

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)

Police, firemen to compete in softball game

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)

Parker named Officer of the Year

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)

Take proper precautions during holidays

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)

Holiday prime time for thefts

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)

OPD wins big at LawFit competition

Oxford Police officers brought home several top awards last week during the National LawFit competition in Olive Branch. (June 27, 2012, Page 2)

OPD takes home awards at LawFit competition

Four Oxford Police Department members competed in the 2011 Southeastern Regional LawFit Challenge in June, winning several awards. (July 8, 2011, Page 2A)

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