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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Scott Mills

Reserve officers’ duties diverse

Reserve officers can provide help to police departments during large events. They can become heroes and in some cases, criminals. Locally, police officials praise the work of their part-time officers. (April 19, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

Sunday Focus – Local police serve all

Local law enforcement officers are taking steps to reduce language barriers when it comes to providing their services to the rapidly expanding Hispanic population. (March 8, 2015, Page 1A)

Snow brings closings, risky roads

Garbage collection, school and events have been canceled for today due to snow.

 (February 26, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

Fire tower area off limits

Several “explorers” have been arrested for trespassing recently near the old fire tower off Old Taylor Road.

 (January 29, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

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)

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)

Racial profiling a concern for LOU?

About 75 members of Oxford’s black community met with law enforcement officers from local agencies to discuss their concerns about roadblocks and racial profiling. (May 7, 2014, Page 1, 2)

Watch our for deer while driving

With winter here, deer are move active and on the move.

  (January 3, 2014, Page 3A)

Take proper precautions during holidays

Shopping, visiting or leaving town during the holidays? It’s certainly common in a university town. Editor Don Whitten repeats some warnings from local authorities about taking proper precautions and adds a few of his own. (December 16, 2013, Page 4)

Holiday prime time for thefts

Oxford Police and Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department warn citizens to take some extra precautions during the holidays to protect their homes from being burglarized. (December 11, 2013, Page 1, 2)

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