City leaders approve $10 assessment to moving-violation tickets to help upgrades to communication equipment for the Oxford Police Department. (May 8, 2014, Page 1, 2)
The Lafayette County Relay for Life event will be held Friday at the Jackson Avenue Center, also known as the old mall. The goal to raise for the event $65,000. (May 1, 2014, Page 1)
Oxford Police Officer Kevin Parker was recently named as OPD’s Office of the Year during a ceremony where several officers were honored for a variety of accomplishments, including Supervisor of the Year, Jeff McCutchen, who was promoted to major of operations Tuesday. (April 16, 2014, Page 1, 7)
The Oxford Police Department is adopting Highways 6 and 7 as part of MDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway program. (February 7, 2014, Page 2B)
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)
Some Oxford police officers may soon get to take their patrol cars home with them after their shift ends in an effort to increase the life of patrol vehicles and deter crimes in neighborhoods. (November 21, 2013, Page 1, 2)
Capt. James King with the Oxford Police Department hasn’t been too surprised at the violations he’s seen during his first month as Oxford’s new Code Enforcement Officer. (November 12, 2013, Page 1)
Two University of Mississippi students were killed Saturday morning after a wreck on Highway 7 near University Avenue.
At 4:45 a.m. a vehicle carrying four Ole Miss students overturned, killing two. The driver was taken to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis and another passenger remains at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. The Oxford Police Department is investigating the cause of the wreck.
The two students pronounced dead at the scene were Christopher J. Grimaud, 20, of St. Louis, and Kevin J. Eagan, 18, of St. Charles, Mo. (November 9, 2013)
Oxford Chief of Police Joey East writes to thank all of the sponsors who helped the OPD put on its open house earlier this month as well as the members of the community who turned out for the event. (October 25, 2013, Page 4A)
Local police were kept busy during the weekend between traffic and arrests but overall, officials say things ran much smoother for the LSU game than last week’s Texas A&M game.