The Board of Aldermen decided Nov. 26 that Interim Chief of the Oxford Police Department Jeff McCutchen will serve as the next chief of police when current Chief Joey East is to be sworn in as Lafayette County sheriff in January.
Mayor Robyn Tannehill described McCutchen’s time as interim chief as a 10-month job interview. She said that both she and the board could not be more proud of how McCutchen has done representing the community.
Tannehill also said that she and the board have complete confidence in McCutchen’s ability to lead the Oxford Police Department and serve the Oxford community as the next Chief of Police.
McCutchen said in a statement that he is honored to be the next chief of police to serve Oxford, and he looks forward to building bridges with members of the Oxford community and serving the Oxford community with wisdom and compassion.