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OPD to keep reserves in body armor

The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved a budget amendment for the Oxford Police Department to purchase 16 new body armor vests for its patrol officers. The vests being replaced, which have two to three years left under warranty, will be given to reserve officers. Read about this and other actions by the aldermen during Tuesday night’s meeting in today’s EAGLE. (April 3, 2013, Page 2)

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    City wants to protect reserve officers

    The Oxford Police Department is looking into ways to protect its reserve officers by providing bullet-proof vests. (March 6, 2013, Page 1, 10)

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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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