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Oxford Police Department

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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            Aldermen OK $23 million budget

            The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved the $23 million 2012-13 Fiscal Budget Tuesday during a recessed meeting. (September 12, 2012, Page 1, 14)

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              Nearly 70 arrested during first home game, holiday weekend

              Local law enforcement were kept busy this weekend during Ole Miss’s first home game and the Labor Day holiday. While there were several arrests for DUI, officials say it’s drunk walkers they are going to be keeping a closer eye on. (September 4, 2012, Page 1)

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                City cuts parking spaces in evening

                In an attempt to make the Square safer for pedestrians and allow for more taxi parking, several parking spots will be blocked off during evening hours. (August 23, 2012, Page 1, 5)

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                  Aldermen consider police car take-home policy

                  The members of the Oxford Board of Aldermen collectively said they would be more likely to support the Oxford Police Department’s request to adopt a patrol car take-home policy if it was restricted to officers living within the city limits. (August 22, 2012, Page 9)

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                    OPD seeks $400,000 budget hike

                    A need for new patrol cars, body armor, computers and the care of horses has the Oxford Police Department seeking an increase from last year’s budget. (July 18, 2012, Page 2)

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