Monday, December 11, 2017

On Thursday, May 18, 2017 numerous law enforcement professionals from around the State were honored at the 2017 TOP COP event that was held at the Mississippi Trade Mart.  Among the honorees were Chief Walter Armstrong and Officer Alexis Hall of the Vicksburg Police Department. 

HonoreesThe Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolence Club recently honored three City employees. Officer Eric Paymon of the Vicksburg Police Department was honored as Officer of the Year. Firefighter Derrick Holt was honored as Firefighter of the Year and Mrs Alberta Wheeler was honored for "Excellent Customer Service".

Patrol Commander, Lt. Milton Moore and Officer Judson MaglorieThe City of Vicksburg IT Department in conjunction with the Vicksburg Police Department, has just completed the initial phase of a new e-Citation solution from Application Data Systems Inc. out of Southaven, MS. This solution utilizes pedestal mounted ruggedized laptop computers to streamline the citation process. The system improves accuracy and efficiency by allowing the officer to scan a driver license, lookup related warrant information, print the ticket and upload citation information directly to the police department database servers. Before the automated system was implemented, all citations were handwritten and turned over to Court Services data entry clerks for processing. In addition to the citation, the new system gives police officers the ability to lookup information directly, write related reports, and start the booking process all from their patrol car.

vpdbadge smallCongratulations to the Vicksburg Police Department. Because of their efforts to complete the Law Enforcement Accreditation Program, recognition was given by the State of Mississippi with the House Concurrent Resolution No. 126. Kudos to Vicksburg Police Department for their continued dedication to the City of Vicksburg.

PaymonCongratulations Officer Eric L. Paymon, Sr. for being featured as a Behind the Badge Honoree by Mississippi Secretary of State, Delbert Hosemann.

http://www.sos.ms.gov/Pages/BehindBadge.aspx

The Vicksburg Police Department participated in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign which ran from December 20, 2014 through January 1, 2015. The Campaign focused on removing impaired drivers from our roadways. Although the focus was on drunk drivers, we did however bring attention to all violations. Chief Walter L. Armstrong believes that if one (1) person's life can be saved by removing an impaired driver from the roadway, then the enforcement efforts by the Vicksburg Police Department are certainly worth it.
 
Total Citations Issued: 
192

escapee min On Wednesday morning, March 2, 2016, just before 6:00 a.m., Rafael Arnez McCloud, 34 years of age, escaped from the Warren County Jail. McCloud is 5’6 tall and weighs approximately 165 pounds. McCloud was charged in the rape and capital murder of Mrs. Sharen Wilson which occurred on June 28, 2015.

accreditation 2016 min On February 17, 2016, Chief Walter Armstrong received the Vicksburg Police Department’s first re-accreditation certificate from Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie, the Chairman of the Mississippi Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission. This marked the culmination of three years of work by members of the agency, both sworn and civilian.

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.

vpdbadge smallThe Vicksburg Police and Fire Departments along with the Warren County Sheriff's Office are sponsoring a blood drive for Officer Burt Ryan. Officer Ryan has served the citizens of Vicksburg with the Police Department for 9 years and was recently diagnosed with a medical condition requiring blood transfusions. The blood drive is scheduled for Tuesday, July 14, 2105, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Vicksburg Convention Center. Every donor will receive a free t-shirt and be registered to win a 2015 Chrysler 200. Please bring your ID.

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.