New VPD officers on patrol

Published 10:26 pm Thursday, November 22, 2018

The Vicksburg Police Department is increasing its force by six members with the swearing in of two full-time and four part-time officers Wednesday.

The two full-time officers are “lateral transfers,” meaning they transferred from other departments to Vicksburg. One of the officers, Police Chief Milton Moore said, is from Yazoo City, while the other is from Rankin County.

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Moore said the part-time officers are the first to be sworn in by the city.

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved hiring part-time officers as a way to help increase manpower in the department. The department received 60 applications for part-time officers.

Moore said the officers will go right to work.

“They’re just in time, right in time for the holidays,” he said.

Moore said the part-time officers will work shift work, assist in serving warrants and work special details. He said the part-time officers will help free up full-time officers for other duties.

About John Surratt

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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