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Published on October 14th, 2022 | by Oxford Police Department


Oxford, Mississippi Police Department Announces Auburn Game Day Plans

To ensure that everyone has a fun and safe time celebrating, Oxford Police Department will have an increased presence in and around the downtown Square area. OPD’s goal is to be proactive in preventing any disturbances or unsafe activities, and as always, do not hesitate to contact us should the need arise.  

Shuttles will run from the South Oxford Center (the old Baptist Memorial Hospital) and Northwest Community College parking lots beginning at 6 am before kickoff and 2 hours postgame. The NWCC and SOC parking lots will cost $30 to park for SEC games. No cost to ride the shuttles.

The O.U.T. buses start running at 6 am and ending 2 hours postgame including the Jackson Avenue Center parking lot. There will be NO shuttles running from The Square to The Grove. Parking at Insight Park is $40 for conference games. There are no shuttles here. Fans must walk to the stadium.  

Be aware of no parking zones. Vehicles will be towed from designated no parking areas at the owners’ expense. This includes no parking on any highways or exit ramps. The SEC implements a clear bag policy for in-stadium use. The Oxford Police Department wants to remind everyone to store their valuables in the trunk and lock their cars.  

Visit Oxford will have one of the famous Double Decker buses parked in front of City Hall on the Square near East Jackson Avenue for photo opportunities on game day.  

After The Game:  

Once the fourth quarter begins in the game, Gertrude Ford will automatically convert to a one way street. Buses will  pick up in the power plant parking lot across from the stadium on Gertrude Ford. The Ford Center lot will be required to exit northbound towards Jackson Avenue. Lot A near the stadium and Manning Way will be required to turn right towards Old Taylor Road.

Once the University announces, Old Taylor Road will flow one way southbound in both lanes.  Be cautious of police officers directing traffic all around Oxford. Please be patient as we work to direct traffic for  optimum traffic flow.  

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The Oxford Police Department is housed 715 Molly Barr Road. The department has more than 70 full-time officers and staff and provides a wide range of protection and enforcement services. The Police Department has a community-oriented policing philosophy and provides around-the-clock patrols. Other services include crime prevention programs, such as Neighborhood Watch and D.A.R.E., as well as specialized units including Mounted Patrol, K-9 Unit, DUI Enforcement and the City Dispatch. Crime Reports provided to The Local Voice come directly from the Oxford Police Department.

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