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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Joey East

OPD gets nontraditional vehicle from Crimestoppers

A donation from the Lafayette County Crimestoppers has allowed the Oxford Police Department to purchase a new Polaris Ranger that will used in a variety of ways by law enforcement officers. (July 10, 2013, Page 2)

City to enhance security

City officials say they are beefing up security during the upcoming Double Decker Arts Festival in the aftermath of the bombs at the Boston Marathon Monday. No threats have been made and the enhanced security is only an “over abundance” of caution, city leaders say. (April 17, 2013, Page 1)

OPD to keep reserves in body armor

The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved a budget amendment for the Oxford Police Department to purchase 16 new body armor vests for its patrol officers. The vests being replaced, which have two to three years left under warranty, will be given to reserve officers. Read about this and other actions by the aldermen during Tuesday night’s meeting in today’s EAGLE. (April 3, 2013, Page 2)

City wants to protect reserve officers

The Oxford Police Department is looking into ways to protect its reserve officers by providing bullet-proof vests. (March 6, 2013, Page 1, 10)

OPD to enforce parking on Sundays

The Oxford Police Department will soon be enforcing parking laws, prohibiting cars parking on both sides of the road on several streets around the Square during church hours on Sundays. (February 27, 2013, Page 1)

Oxford Police Department announces new deputy chief; majors

OPD Chief Joey East announced that Kevin Stark will now serve as deputy chief for the department at the Tuesday night Board of Aldermen meeting. Also promoted were James Owens from captain to Major of Operations and Sheridan Maiden from master sergeant to Major of Administration. (February 6, 2013, Page 2)

New OPD head to make changes

The Board of Aldermen approved a plan from in-coming police chief Joey East to restructure the Oxford Police Department to streamline the administration staff under two majors. (January 3, 2013, Page 1)

OPD chief to retire after 29 years

Oxford Police Chief Mike Martin will step down from law enforcement at the end of January when he retires from OPD after six years as police chief. Martin talks about his career and future plans in today’s EAGLE. (December 28, 2012, Page 1A)

East is city’s new top cop

The Board of Aldermen has hired Joey East as the new chief of police for Oxford Police Department. East has almost 23 years in law enforcement and currently serves as assistant chief at OPD. (December 17, 2012, Page 1A)

Three finalists for OPD chief announced

The three top contenders for the Chief of Police at Oxford Police Department were announced this morning and are, current OPD Assistant Chief Joey East, Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Scott Mills and Olive Branch Assistant Chief Mark Kimbell. The three will be interviewed on Friday by the Oxford Board of Aldermen. (December 13, 2012, Page 2)

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