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Monday, December 22, 2014

Joey East

Body cams for cops a win-win situation

The Oxford and University police departments already have body cameras in use. State Rep. Chuck Espy plans on introducing legislation next year that would help fund body cams around Mississippi. And President Barack Obama has called for $263 million to help law enforcement agencies around the country get body cams. We applaud all three and see equipping officers and those on patrol with body cams as good for the agencies and the public they serve. (December 17, 2014, Page 4A)

Cops and cameras

The state Legislature will be considering a bill to mandate body cameras for law enforcement officers. Local police officials discuss the possible new law.

 (December 15, 2014, Page 1, 12)

Taxis get break

The Oxford Board of Aldermen granted additional time for taxi owners to install security cameras in their vehicles. (November 19, 2014, Page 1)

Preparing for the Tide

With Saturday’s home football game against the University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide only a day away, city officials, restaurant owners and just about everyone in Oxford are bracing themselves in expectation of the tidal wave of people expected to slash down into the LOU area, with the effects being felt way beyond its borders.

 (October 3, 2014, Page 1A, 12A)

OPD offers more info about roundabouts

Since the construction of the new Old Taylor Road bridge roundabouts, local law enforcement officers and city officials have fielded phone calls and emails from people who found the new roundabouts difficult and confusing. (October 2, 2014, Page 1A)

Mailbox bashing can come with high price

​The unlawful game of mailbox bashing increases each fall according to local law enforcement. What most don’t know however, reporting these bashers could get you a $10,000 reward.

 

 (October 2, 2014, Page 3A)

City prepared for 1st home game

With new parking meters and less parking available on campus at the University of Mississippi, and with thousands of visitors in town, people are being encouraged to use the shuttles and buses around town to get to campus to watch the game which starts at 3 p.m. (September 12, 2014, Page 1A)

Uber arrives in Oxford

OPD has issued about five citation to Uber drivers since the smartphone application ride-sharing business started in Oxford two weeks ago for not following the city’s taxi laws. Uber officials say they don’t have to meet the “antiquated” laws that do not allow for technology-driven transportation services. (September 8, 2014, Page 1, 2)

Parking meters go live Tuesday

Parking meters around the Square will be turned on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. Parking is $1 an hour and will be enforced from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. (September 1, 2014, Page 1)

Citizen’s Academy another positive move by OPD

“Our View” takes a look at the Oxford Police Department’s latest move to improve communication and relations with the public in the form of a Citizen’s Academy that will show those who attend the classes how the OPD works. (September 1, 2014, Page 4)

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