Crime Prevention Task Force to meet Thursday

Published 8:00 pm Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Oxford Police Chief Joey East will be the featured speaker at a public meeting of Vicksburg’s Crime Prevention Task Force Committee Thursday at 6 p.m. at the City Hall Annex.

“We’re going to release the (crime prevention) comprehensive plan at that time,” Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said.

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He said East “will give us suggestions and feedback on how we can improve crime prevention and the community policing effort. He’s one of the best.”

Flaggs appointed the committee in May in response to complaints and inaccurate information about crimes on social media.

The 14-member committee includes Flaggs as chairman, city attorney Nancy Thomas, city prosecutor Julie Decker, assistant prosecutor Stephen McMillin, Municipal Judge Toni Terrett, Judge Pro Tem Penny Lawson, Community Court Judge Allen Derivaux, Police Chief Milton Moore, deputy chiefs Bobby Stewart and Eric Paymon, patrol commander Capt. Penny Jones, investigations supervisor Sgt. Johnnie Edwards, downtown security owner Frederick Lane and human resources director Anne Bradley.

The committee held several public meetings to get information and suggestions from the public on crime prevention.

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John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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