Published on March 2nd, 2021 | by Oxford Police Department

Oxford Police Department Announces Community Response Team

The Oxford Police Department is grateful and excited to announce the official start of a Community Response Team.

The Community Response Team is a team with one full-time employee dedicated to victim services accompanied by volunteer officers and staff members.

As first responders, OPD typically gets the initial call when a person is in need or has become a victim of a crime. OPD’s goal is to connect those individuals with our community partners to best fit their long-term needs.

On average, the Oxford Police Department answers over 1,000 calls a year where victim services are needed. The Community Response Team will be responsible for identifying these cases, training our officers to recognize these cases, and connecting our citizens with the services.

OPD wants to better serve the community by connecting them with the appropriate partners that can best fit the long-term needs.

OPD wants to thank Mayor Tannehill and the Board of Alderman for making this possible by funding this program and providing the resources to make it successful.

OPD knows this program will work because if we can reach one person or rescue one individual from a violent encounter, then we can save a generation.

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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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