Friday, December 15, 2017
NewOfficers2014aEven as crime rates continue to show significant decline in Vicksburg, the Vicksburg Police Department is doing everything in their power to provide the best possible protection to the citizens and visitors of Vicksburg. Inasmuch, we are proud to announce the addition of seven new officers to the Patrol division. The officers graduated from the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer Training Academy (MLEOTA) in early April.

Milton Moore Officer of the YearOn Wednesday, February 19, 2014, Sergeant Milton Moore was honored as Officer of the Year by the Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolence Club. Being a recipient of this award, was a very humbling experience for Sergeant Moore. The award is named the "Artel Moore Award" after Sergeant Moore's deceased father.

Sergeant Moore was only 6 years old when his father joined the Vicksburg Police Department in 1975. Being around law enforcement all of his life, Sergeant Moore gained interest and respect for the duties of law enforcement. He knew that one day he would be able to wear the uniform and follow in his father's footsteps and become an officer at the Vicksburg Police Department. Most of the traits and values that Sergeant Moore's father instilled in him he still practices daily. These attributes have helped Sergeant Moore become a model officer.

In support of "National Crime Victims Rights Week", the Vicksburg Police Department will be sponsoring their 5th annual "Walk against Crime...Stop the Violence" Walk/Rally on Saturday April 12, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The public is asked to meet on the steps of City Hall to walk and show their support for victims of crimes such as home invasions, assault, rape, child abuse, elderly abuse, bullying, domestic violence, etc.

Eight new officers were sworn in at the January 6, 2014 board meeting.
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