Published on November 26th, 2019 | by TLV News0
City of Oxford, Mississippi Announces Jeff McCutchen Will Be Sworn in as Police Chief in January 2020
The City of Oxford Mayor and Board of Aldermen announced today plans to make Interim Chief Jeff McCutchen the next Chief of the Oxford Police Department in January of 2020 when Chief Joey East is sworn in as Lafayette County Sheriff.
“Interim Chief McCutchen has basically had a ten month job interview,” said Mayor Robyn Tannehill. “I am speaking for the Board when I say that we could not be more proud of how Interim Chief McCutchen has led the department and represented our community through some extremely tough situations. We have complete confidence in his ability to lead the Oxford Police Department into the future and continue to serve our community with wisdom and compassion.”
Mayor Tannehill stated, “Chief Joey East’s service to the Oxford Police Department and to our community over the past 24 years has been incredible. Chief East has led by example and leaves the department better than he found it. Chief East’s focus on community policing, establishing a downtown district unit, incorporating a mounted patrol unit and most recently securing CALEA certification for the Oxford Police Department has set the department on a path for success and service. We are forever indebted to Chief East for his service to all of us.”
“As a Board, we are so proud of Joey for not only following his heart, but also his Dad’s foot steps. We know he will continue to lead and serve our community well in his new role as Sheriff. The public is invited to join us at the Oxford Conference Center on Monday, December 30th from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm to celebrate and appreciate him for his service to the Oxford community.”