Oxford Police holding Warrant Amnesty Week
Published 8:00 am Thursday, September 12, 2019
Those who failed to show up on their scheduled court date and now have a warrant issued because of it can have the warrant removed next week as part of the Oxford Police Department’s Warrant Amnesty Week.
Anyone with an outstanding municipal warrant can go to OPD during business hours next week and speak with officer Kevin Houston, who will then reschedule a new court date – without the person serving jail time.
“We at the Oxford Police Department are here to help,” Houston said. “If you feel you have something outstanding, contact me. Maybe it’s something you forgot about due to all the other responsibilities that we all have.”
Misdemeanor warrants are the only warrant type eligible for this program. Anyone with a felony warrant will not be able to have a new court date issued without serving jail time. Anyone who has a suspended driver’s license can inform Houston, who said he will work with them to get that issue cleared up. They can also contact Houston if they are unsure if they have any outstanding warrants, traffic citations or citations/complaints.
This is the first time in several years OPD has offered this program, but Houston said if it is an event he can implement every year, he will work to make it an annual program.
The Oxford Police Department is open Monday through Friday and located at 715 Molly Barr Road. For more information, call OPD at 662-232-2400.