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Friday, January 30, 2015

Joey East

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)

Oxford Police Department: Quiet NYE holiday

New Year’s Eve was an overall quiet night for local law enforcement officers with no serious wreck reported and five alcohol-related arrests made on Wednesday and Thursday. (January 2, 2015, Page 1)

Law enforcement gears up for holiday

DUI arrests over the New Year’s Eve weekend have dropped over the past several years in the LOU community and local law enforcement are hoping the trend continues and to help, local agencies plan on being out in force this holiday weekend. (December 30, 2014, Page 1A)

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)

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