Capt. Thelma Curry of the University Police Department was selected the 2013 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association Tuesday. Sheriff’s secretary, Cathy Connor, was awarded Support Personnel of the Year. (January 30, 2014, Page 1, 14)
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)
Local law enforcement officers had little time to rest during the biggest SEC football home-game weekend thus far this season.
The Oxford Police Department responded to more than 197 calls between 6 a.m. Friday and 6 a.m. this morning. (October 17, 2011, Page 1A)
Oxford Police Department reported less than half of the amount of arrests during this year’s Labor Day and first home-game weekend. (September 6, 2011, Page 1)
A large incoming freshman class keep University of Mississippi and police officials hopping during the first week of classes. (August 26, 2011, Page 1A)
University of Mississippi Police Department spruces up its vehicles in an effort to be move visible on campus. (June 20, 2011, Page 1)
University Police Department officers on the University of Mississippi campus were kept busy in 2010 with the total number of arrests more than doubling from 2009. Drug-related arrests tripled from 2009 to 2010. (more…) (January 10, 2011, Page 1)
In Oxford, all reported crimes in 2009 are lower than they were in the 2008, according to the FBI’s annual Uniform Crime Report.
The report tracks crime statistics from cities and counties all over the country.
While Oxford Police Chief Mike Martin is pleased with the numbers, he said he expects them to climb a bit when the 2010 numbers are released next year.
“As many burglars as we’ve locked up this year, we are still having burglaries,” Martin said. “We are working hard to be visible and keep this a safe place for our residents and visitors. But our crime has gone up this year. However, we are also recovering a lot of stolen property and making arrests which soothes that increase.”
Martin said thieves might blame the increase in burglaries and thefts on the economy.
“I blame it on these skinny televisions,” he said with a chuckle. “These things are so light, they can just pick up and carry them out the door with no effort.” (September 15, 2010, Page 1)
A University of Mississippi student filed a complaint against a university police officer last week, accusing the officer of using excessive force. The off-duty UPD officer allegedly observed the student and a friend walking on campus smoking marijuana. During the arrest the student said that the officer “never identified himself as a police officer.” (July 14, 2010, Page 2)
Each time a police officer or firefighter responds to a call, there’s a risk they may not return home to their families that day.
Everyone of them know the risk and still choose to spend their lives saving and protecting others.
Several Oxford lawyers will be making sure all first-responder’s families are also protected in the event of their loved-ones death. (June 10, 2010, Page 1)