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Oxford Police Department

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)

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    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)

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      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)

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        Cops get wage boost

        The Oxford Board of Aldermen recently approved a raise in salaries for police officers with two to eight years experience. 

         (December 5, 2014, Page 1)

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          Crime time

          Local law enforcement agencies will be beefing up patrols in neighborhoods around the holidays and are asking neighbors to watch out for each other as well. (November 28, 2014, Page 1)

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            Is cop pay fair?

            Members of the Oxford Police Department are asking city officials to raise the salary for officers to help attract and retain quality law enforcement officers. (October 30, 2014, Page 1A, 10A)

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              Several violent crimes reported over weekend

              The Oxford Police Department is investigated several violent crimes, including robbery and rape that occurred over the weekend. (October 21, 2014, Page 3)

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                New signs to honor Carwile

                Two new memorial signs will be placed in honor of Donald Carwile, former Oxford Police Department officer and U.S. Army officer. Carwile passed away in 2008. (October 13, 2014, Page 1)

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                  OMS students creating disturbances

                  The Oxford-Lafayette Public Library has recently seen its fair share of middle schoolers who walk down to the facility after school and cause disturbances with readers and staff. A police report was filed yesterday morning as the librarian believes some students started a fire on the steps of the library. (October 10, 2014, Page 1)

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                    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)

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