General (non-emergency):256-831-3121   |   Chief of Police:256-835-6108   |   Investigations:256-835-6136   |   Animal Control:256-591-4103

City of Oxford

Contact Info

Dispatch:(256) 831-3121
Administration:(256) 835-6108


600 Stanley Merrill Dr 
Oxford, Alabama 36203

Command Staff

Office of the Chief of Police

Uniforms Division

Criminal Investigations Division

Administrative Division

Office of the Chief of Police

To provide the most professional and adequate services, the Oxford Police Department places great emphasis on the development and management of our staff. Through our The Office of the Chief of Police, we ensure that our members receive the proper training, tools, and resources needed to fulfill our core obligations to the public. The Chief of Police, along with those members assigned within Professional Services, are consistently working to provide exceptional law enforcement services.


Professional Services

Professional Services are essentially those which ensure the organization and its members  maintain the characteristics expected of a professional law enforcement agency.  Managed by the Chief’s Executive Officer, Sergeant Jake Durham, the components  of this service include the following: 

• The development, dissemination, and compliance of agency directives

• Recruiting and employment matters

• Personnel development, training, and advocacy

• Organizational branding and marketing

• Personnel and asset management

Anonymous Tips

Please click the link to submit your anonymous tip. Your personal information is NOT obtained during the submission process.
You may also call our tip line to provide a tip. Again, your name will not be requested during this process. 
All tips are anonymous. If you see something, say something. 


If you are interested in employment opportunities with the Oxford Police Department, please complete an application and return in to the Oxford Civil Service Board. Once your application is received, you will be notified of testing times and locations.

Oxford Civil Service Board:
600 Stanley Merrill Drive
Oxford, AL 36203


• Police Officer - 21 years of age

• Communications - 19 years of age

• Corrections - 19 years of age

• Must pass A.P.O.S.T. Minimum Physical Fitness Requirements

• No felony, drug, or violent criminal convictions

• Must pass a background and Polygraph Examination

Identity Theft

Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses your stolen Social Security number to file a tax return claiming a fraudulent refund. You may be unaware that this has happened until you file your return and discover that a return already has been filed using your SSN. Or, the IRS may send you a letter saying we have identified a suspicious return using your SSN.

Steps to take if you become a victim:

• File a complaint with the FTC at

• Contact one of the three major credit bureaus to place a ‘fraud alert’ on your credit records:
      Equifax,, 1-800-766-0008
      Experian,, 1-888-397-3742
      TransUnion,, 1-800-680-7289

• Contact your financial institutions, and close any financial or credit accounts opened without your permission or tampered with by identity thieves.

If your SSN is compromised and you know or suspect you are a victim of tax-related identity theft, the IRS recommends these additional steps:
• Respond immediately to any IRS notice; call the number provided or, if instructed, go to

• Complete IRS Form 14039, Identity Theft Affidavit, if your efiled return rejects because of a duplicate filing under your SSN or you are instructed to do so. Use a fillable form at, print, then attach the form to your return and mail according to instructions.

• Continue to pay your taxes and file your tax return, even if you must do so by paper.

If you previously contacted the IRS and did not have a resolution, contact us for specialized assistance at 1-800-908-4490. We have teams available to assist.