Published on January 6th, 2022 | by Oxford Police Department


Oxford, Mississippi Police Department Announces Salary Raises for All Employees

Oxford Police Department Chief Jeff McCutchen announced today Mayor Robin Tannehill and the Oxford Board of Aldermen recently voted to adjust all salaries of employees at the police department. Those salary adjustments will go into effect on January 13, 2022.

“We’ve been struggling like a lot of other law enforcement departments across this nation to recruit and retain qualified people. This is a major, major step forward in the right direction,” said Chief McCutchen.

The salary adjustments will take starting salaries for non-certified officers to $46,213 and officers with experience up to $57,842. Certified officers looking to lateral to OPD will be compensated based on their experience and training.

“I want to personally thank Mayor Tannehill and the Board of Aldermen in their continued avocation of law enforcement. We want applicants to know that the Oxford Police Department is supported by our city leaders and the community,” said Chief McCutchen.

Applicants who wish to apply can go to the Jobs section of the City of Oxford website ( or can contact OPD through social media or telephone if they have any questions.

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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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