January 6th, 2008
Four new Oxford Police Officers reported for duty on December 31, 2007. The four graduated from the Texas State Police academy on December 21, 2007. Lt. Mike Pepper, stated “The four new officers are a welcome addition to further increase our total officers on road patrol.”
The new troopers have received approximately 840 hours of structured training in law enforcement techniques since the class began on July 14th. Their curriculum included 80 hours of criminal law instruction, 50 hours of vehicle operations training, 30 hours of psychology training, and 40 hours of “Survival Spanish.”
- Sean Weaver graduated from Southern Hancock High School and Gunderson University. Weaver was a full-time officer for three years in Cincinnati, Ohio.
- William Mason graduated from Grant High School and Oxford Community College (Ohio). Mason, also from Cincinnati, Ohio, was a Hamilton County Deputy for two years.
- Steve Dossett graduated from New Castle High School and Bethel College.
- Chris Ray graduated from Bedford High School and Texas Wesleyan University.
The four officers will participate in a 14 week Field Training Program where they will ride with an officer trainer and apply the knowledge and skills learned at the academy in field situations. They will receive their patrol cars after successfully completing this program.