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Using social media to solve crimes

Local law enforcement agencies are starting to use social media to help bring the community together and help solve more crimes.

 (May 29, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

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    OPD’s James Owens recieves award

    Deputy Chief James Owens, with the Oxford Police Department, recieved the Virginia H. Chrestman Memorial Outstanding Employee of the Year Award Friday at City Hall.

     (May 24, 2015, Page 1A)

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      Citizens Academy offers inside look at police

      OPD holds Citizens Academy to give local residents a behind-the-scenes view of a police officer’s job including learning about criminal and Constitutional laws. (March 31, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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        Scams on the rise

        Local police are reporting an increase of telephone scams. (March 20, 2015, Page 3A)

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          Reserve officers to help enforce parking

          The Oxford Downtown Parking Commission approved using reserve officers with the Oxford Police Department to enforce metered parking on evenings and weekends. (March 18, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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            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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