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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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            Three finalists for OPD chief announced

            The three top contenders for the Chief of Police at Oxford Police Department were announced this morning and are, current OPD Assistant Chief Joey East, Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Scott Mills and Olive Branch Assistant Chief Mark Kimbell. The three will be interviewed on Friday by the Oxford Board of Aldermen. (December 13, 2012, Page 2)

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              Police step up enforcement over Thanksgiving holiday

              Local law enforcement officers will have extra patrols on Oxford’s roads and in neighborhoods to make sure everyone has a safe Thanksgiving holiday. (November 21, 2012, Page 2)

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                City looks for new top cop

                Three Oxford Board of Aldermen will join five members of the community to form a citizens’ committee to screen applications for the chief of police. Chief Mike Martin is retiring at the end of January. (October 17, 2012, Page 1)

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                  OPD responds to bomb threat

                  Local law enforcement officers responded to Lexington Pointe apartments this morning after receiving a call through 911 dispatch from someone claiming to have put bombs under the cars of several football players living in the apartments. Nothing was found however one man was taken into custody after acting suspicious in the parking lot and having alleged stolen items from vehicles in his possession. (September 18, 2012, Page 2)

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                    Big game keeps policy busy

                    Local police made 75 arrests this weekend after the population of Oxford doubled when the Rebels played the University of Texas. One of the arrests was that of a former Ole Miss student who was tackled by officers when he ran onto the field during halftime in his boxers, at one point mooning the crowd. (September 17, 2012, Page 1A)

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