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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Joey East

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)

City cuts parking spaces in evening

In an attempt to make the Square safer for pedestrians and allow for more taxi parking, several parking spots will be blocked off during evening hours. (August 23, 2012, Page 1, 5)

OPD seeks $400,000 budget hike

A need for new patrol cars, body armor, computers and the care of horses has the Oxford Police Department seeking an increase from last year’s budget. (July 18, 2012, Page 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)

Complaint against assistant chief dismissed

A circuit court judge dismissed a formal complaint against Oxford Assistant Police Chief Joey East during a probable cause hearing in Chickasaw County Wednesday. (February 2, 2012, Page 1)

Judge denies electrician’s motion

A Circuit Court judge denied recently a motion by Bubba Mize to dismiss an indictment for felon malicious mischief and a motion to grant sanctions against the District Attorney’s Office. (December 6, 2011, Page 3)

Grand jury indicts Mize for malicious mischief

After being indicted on a charge of felony malicious mischief, Bubba Mize filed a motion with the Circuit Court alleging the District Attorney’s Office violated a nonprosecution agreement after he filed a complaint against an Oxford Police Department official in August. (October 14, 2011, Page 1A)

Complaint filed against assistant police chief

A verbal fight over a campaign sign during the primary election on Aug. 2 has led to local electrician Bubba Mize filing a formal complaint against Oxford Police Assistant Chief Joey East. (August 26, 2011, Page 2A)

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