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Joey East

Barney could be wearing red

Oxford’s old time police car, named “Barney,”  could soon have a new home with the Oxford Fire Department. (August 12, 2013, Page 1)

OPD focusing on community policing

Oxford Police Chief Joey East spoke with the Oxford Rotary Club on Tuesday about community policing.

  (July 31, 2013, Page 3)

Messy yards may result in ticket

Homeowners in Oxford will soon need to take extra care to make sure their lawns are tidy as the Oxford Police Department prepares to take over city code enforcement. OPD presented its FY 2013-14 to the Board of Aldermen Wednesday which included the addition of the new officer as well as eight new patrol cars, lapel cameras and AR-15 rifles. Read about the proposed budget from OPD and other city departments in today’s EAGLE. (July 25, 2013, Page 1)

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)

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