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Published on February 12th, 2020 | by Oxford Police Department

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Oxford, Mississippi Police Make Arrest for Prostitution and Robbery

On February 8, 2020 the Oxford Police Department, along with members from the Northeast and Northwest Mississippi Human Trafficking Taskforce conducted operations aimed at combating human trafficking in our area. 

The operation resulted in Nicholas Pittman (23), of Grenada, being arrested for promoting prostitution and conspiracy to commit robbery. Pittman was booked at the Lafayette County Detention Center and his bond was set at $25,000 by a justice court judge. 

During the operation other misdemeanor arrests were made for procuring prostitution. 

The Oxford Police Department is committed to working with our Human Trafficking Taskforces to combat this serious issue. We want to especially thank our team of victim support services that provided medical and counseling assistance to our victims!

If you suspect someone is being trafficked, you can call the Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text 233733. If you are a victim of human trafficking and need assistance contact The Center for Violence Prevention at 1-800-266-4198 for victim’s services. 

The Oxford Police Department would like to extend a special thank you to the FBI, MBI, MDOT, Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department, Lafayette County Metro Narcotics, Southaven Police Department, Hernando Police Department, Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, Forrest County Sheriff’s Department, and The Center for Violence Prevention for assisting in the operation.

Nicholas Pittman (23), of Grenada, Mississippi.
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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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