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Published on September 29th, 2023 | by Oxford Police Department


Oxford Police Department Announces Louisiana State 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. Our 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. If you need any assistance in the downtown area, please go to the Safe Site tent in front of Visit Oxford and across the street from Funky’s

Shuttles will run from the South Oxford Center (the old Baptist Memorial Hospital), Northwest Community College, and half of the Oxford High School parking lots beginning at 5 hours prior to kickoff and 2 hours postgame. For the LSU game, parking will also be added to the Oxford Conference Center.

The Jackson Avenue Center is NO LONGER free parking. The shuttle parking lots will cost $30 (plus fees) to park. The best way to secure a parking spot is to utilize the CLUTCH! parking app. No cost to ride the shuttles. There will be NO shuttles running from The Square to The Grove. Parking at Insight Park is $40 (plus fees). There are no shuttles here. Fans must walk to the stadium. 

There is a geofence set up on campus for rideshare app pickups. The locations are: Gertrude Ford Center Drop off, The Jackson Avenue Center parking lot, the Kudzu lot off of Old Taylor Road, and Insight Park located near the Ole Miss Soccer Stadium. Riders will be directed to choose one of these locations for their rideshare pickup. 

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. 

After The Game

Once the fourth quarter begins in the game, Gertrude Ford and Old Taylor Road will automatically convert to one-way traffic off campus. Shuttle 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. 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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