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Police Chief Jones said OPD will undergo new training in the near future to focus on de-escalation.

OPD concludes external report from November incident; finds no evidence of excessive force

The Oxford Police Department (OPD) has announced the conclusion of its external investigation of the incident between Officer Matthew Blauvelt and Miami University student Devin Johnson. According to a statement released on April 3, the team conducting the investigation determined that Blauvelt was compliant with department protocol and did not use excessive force against Johnson. 

City staff and councilors discuss the direction they want to take in regard to the Oxford Fire Department financial deficit at Tuesday’s city council meeting.

City council and staff weigh options for new fire and EMS staff

After two resignations from a shift captain and a full-time firefighter/paramedic, Oxford Fire Department (OFD) is desperate for a solution to its deficit. At Tuesday’s city council meeting, fire chief John Detherage approached council members and city staff proposing three separate goals for more workers for the struggling fire and EMS staff.

Oxford City Council continues to approve development

Discussions of a new truck for the fire department, fresh curbs and sidewalks, and a brand new Talawanda Oxford Pantry and Social Services (TOPSS) facility took up the most of Oxford’s Feb. 6 city council meeting. Enthusiasm for these projects came from both council members and members of the community.