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OPD, UPD meet high standards

On Wednesday, the Oxford and University police departments were presented with a Certificate of Accreditation for successfully completing 123 state standards by the Mississippi Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission. (February 28, 2013, Page 1, 2)

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    Fire, police sporting new rides

    Oxford Police Department and the Oxford Fire Department both have new vehicles for their departments. OPD has four new black Dodge Chargers and the fire department has a new pumper truck that officials say looks more “old school.” (February 28, 2013, Page 1)

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      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)

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        New Oxford Police Department officer wins top cop

        OPD Officer Joe Bishop was recently named Officer of the Year after only being with the department full-time since 2011. (February 15, 2013, Page 1A)

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          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)

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            Sheriff’s deputy lives his dream each day


            The Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association held its annual banquet Thursday night at the National Guard Armory where they celebrated and honored the Office of the Year awarded to Deputy Dave Cullison, Support Personnel of the Year Robert Sockwell and gave a special Medal of Valor award to five University Police officers, Lt. Anthony Hernandez, Gage Vance, Will Anderson, Jay Plunk and Matt Defore. (January 18, 2013, Page 1A)

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              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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                OPD chief to retire after 29 years

                Oxford Police Chief Mike Martin will step down from law enforcement at the end of January when he retires from OPD after six years as police chief. Martin talks about his career and future plans in today’s EAGLE. (December 28, 2012, Page 1A)

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                  Police step up holiday enforcement

                  Local law enforcement agencies will be beefing up patrols during the holidays to get drunk drivers off the roads and prevent burglaries. (December 21, 2012, Page 2A)

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                    East is city’s new top cop

                    The Board of Aldermen has hired Joey East as the new chief of police for Oxford Police Department. East has almost 23 years in law enforcement and currently serves as assistant chief at OPD. (December 17, 2012, Page 1A)

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