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VPD posts incident reports for March

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The Vicksburg Police Department, under Chief Penny Jones, has started a new campaign to inform the public of recent history.

Here is the release posted on their Facebook page

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FROM THE DESK OF
CHIEF PENNY JONES
We are pleased to announce that we will be posting our police incident reports on our official website which is linked below.
This decision reflects our dedication to transparency, accountability, and community engagement. By making these reports readily available online, we aim to provide residents with easy access to important information regarding crime trends, law enforcement activities, and public safety concerns in our jurisdiction. We encourage our community members to visit our website and social media platforms regularly to stay informed and actively participate in efforts to enhance the safety and well-being of our community.
March 2024 is included in this link below. We will begin posting weekly incidents starting Monday, April 8, 2024. This weekly publication is entitled “Monday Morning Media”.

The VPD is beginning a new chapter of transparency, accountability and community engagement

The list has over 500 offenses for March 2024. We have added a link at the bottom of this page.
The release comes after the VPD was under fire over the weekend for posting their first voluntary crime report in some time. The report was about a shooting in front of their officers on Levee Street. Instead, the report names a business that is currently suing the police department, Chief Jones, and other city officials for slander and violation of its constitutional rights.

The major outcry came when it was revealed there was a shooting the next day at Whataburger that the VPD did not report.

The VPD has since also released a fines database and arrest reports that include misdemeanors.

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