The city of Oxford recently voted to adjust all salaries of employees at the police department, effective January 13.
“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 Jeff 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 McCutchen.
Applicants who wish to apply can go to the Jobs section of the City of Oxford website (www.oxfordms.net) or can contact OPD through social media or telephone if they have any questions.