Submit A Crime Tip

If you have information regarding a crime, suspicious activity, suspicious person or anything else that you think that we should know about, please click the link below to submit a crime tip through the web. You will remain completely anonymous.

DO NOT USE THIS FORM TO REPORT AN EMERGENCY REQUIRING IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE! IF YOU ARE REPORTING AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 911.


Submit A Crime Tip Online

Please fill in as much information as you can. All fields are not necessarily required. If you do not know an answer, leave it blank. If there is not a section for the information that you have, please place it in the narrative section.

Together we can make a difference in our community. Thank you for your help!

Submit a Crime Tip

Submit a Crime Tip

Click here to submit an anonymous tip online


 

Submit A Crime Tip By Text Message

Submit A Crime Tip By Text Message

The OBPD can also receive a crime tip by text through your cell phone if you prefer to text a tip instead. You will also remain completely anonymous when you text a tip.

Simply send a text to 274637 and then type obpd for a keyword then your crime tip into the message body. Make sure you type obpd into your message.

See the example.

Community Relations

The Community Relations Division is committed to correcting actions, practices and attitudes, which may contribute to community tensions and grievances. Law enforcement personnel are an integral part of the community. Citizen participation and interaction with law enforcement personnel is necessary for a healthy community. Our Agency identifies and implements policies, procedures and programs that enhance the quality of life in the community.

Community Relations Objectives

  • Create and maintain liaison with community groups and organizations including: Exchanging information, identifying law enforcement service needs of the community, promoting law enforcement and citizen contacts, acquainting each other with mutual problems and encouraging action aimed at solving these problems.
  • Develop community relations policies for the Olive Branch Police Department.
  • Publicize Department objectives, problems, achievements and successes.
  • Obtain input from community groups to ensure that Department policies reflect the needs of the community.
  • Identify sources of conflict between law enforcement and the community and encourage efforts to resolve them.
  • Establish neighborhood watch groups where such programs are needed and do not currently exist.
  • Identify training needs relating to community relations through input from citizens, groups, supervisors and complaint reports.
  • Provide the Olive Branch Police Department information regarding concerns of the community, potential law enforcement/citizen problems and recommended actions.
  • Evaluate all Department community relations programs on a semi-annual basis.

Crime Prevention

Home

  • Keep all windows and doors locked.
  • Store outdoor equipment in a locked shed or garage.
  • Do not leave notes on your door when you are away.
  • Do not leave keys in mailboxes or under door mats.
  • Never let a stranger in your home to use the telephone.
  • Never say are away from home on your answering machine.
  • Do not go into your home if you suspect it has broken into.
  • Do not discuss your finances with stranger.

Business

  • Have two employees Open and Lock up at night.
  • When making bank deposits, always vary times.
  • Never allow any one person to take out the trash. This should be done in pairs.
  • Install panic buttons at the front counter.
  • Keep parking area well lit.
  • Struggle with resisting child.

While You Are Out

  • Do not take shortcuts, walk in or near alleys, or along deserted streets.
  • Use caution in parking lots, do not walk in poorly lit areas or doorways.
  • Do not accept rides from strangers.
  • Do not respond to comments from strangers on the street.
  • Do not hitchhike.
  • If you suspect you are being followed, go to an open business immediately.
  • When meeting a new friend, exchange phone numbers only, not addresses.
  • Do not go to a nightclub alone.

ATM Use

  • Be aware of your surroundings, especially between dusk and dawn. If you notice anything suspicious, consider coming back later, or go to another ATM.
  • If you are using the ATM at night, have someone else with you.
  • Park in well lit areas.
  • If you withdraw cash, put it away immediately. Count it later.
  • Do not share your PIN number with anyone.
  • Make sure no one is watching you enter the PIN into the machine.
  • Do not visit your ATM at regular times or the same day of week.

In Your Automobile

  • Never pick up hitchhikers.
  • Do not park in dark area and have keys in hand when walking to your car.
  • Never leave your keys in the car.
  • Never allow a vehicle to follow you home, drive to police station or open business.
  • Always check back seat of your car before getting in.
  • If you stop to aid others, do not get out of car, determine problem and call police.

If You Are Attacked

  • Use common sense. Try to talk your way out of it.
  • Stall for time. Be verbal.
  • Run toward an open business or group of people. Hide if you have the opportunity.
  • Scream loudly and keep it up to attract attention and help from people nearby.
  • NOTIFY POLICE IMMEDIATELY.

When Carrying a Purse

  • DO NOT carry unnecessary valuables in your purse.
  • DO NOT let your purse hang loosely in your hand.
  • DO NOT carry a lethal weapon. It could be used against you.
  • DO NOT fight for purse. Surrender it.

Criminal Investigations

The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) operates under the direction of Major Bill Cox.

Schedules

Detectives are regularly scheduled to work 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday; however, a detective is on call 24 hours a day.

Goals

The goal of the CID is to conduct prompt and diligent investigations. We will use available technological resources and traditional investigative methods to solve crimes, apprehend criminals, accomplices, and fugitives, as well as locate missing persons and recover stolen property.

Also, Detectives work closely with the Patrol Division to provide an immediate investigative response to crimes and incidents.

Contact Information

Kim Wade

CID Secretary

Phone – 662-892-9450

Fax – 662-892-9436

kim.wade@obms.us

Bill Cox

Major

662-892-9451

bill.cox@obms.us

Jeff Abbott

Captain

662-892-9457

jabbott@obms.us

Ronnie Flanigan

Lieutenant

662-892-9456

rflanigan@obms.us

Craig Dickson

Sergeant

662-892-9455

crdickson@obms.us

Mark Ayers

Detective

662-892-9443

mayers@obms.us

Aaron Curtis

Detective

662-892-9460

acurtis@obms.us

Preston Thomas

Detective

662-892-9454

pthomas@obms.us

Carlos Wilson

Detective

662-892-9458

cwilson@obms.us

Candace Findley

Detective
candace.findley@obms.us

662 892 9452

Michael Meziere

Detective
mmeziere@obms.us
662 892 9453

Current Educational Programs

K-2nd Grade ‘School Bus Safety’ Program

Teaches bus safety rules, what to do if the bus wrecks, how to exit the bus safely from from and rear.

3rd Grade ‘Keep a Clear Mind’ Program

A five-week drug education program that teaches lessons on tools to resist drugs, peer pressure, marijuana, tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.

4th-5th Grade ‘Camp SWAT’ Program

A one-week camp that trains kids to be leaders in their home, school and community. Lessons are also taught on self-esteem, communication skills, healthy lifestyles, tobacco, drugs, peer pressure and conflict resolution. Teams are formed at camp and followed up with monthly activities throughout the school year. The students earn prizes through participation in activities and advocacy in their school and community.

4th-8th Grade ‘Camp B.U.I.L.D.’

Camp B.U.I.L.D. stands for Body, Unity, Inner Self, Leadership and Development, which will be discussed during this four week camp. It’s FREE to the first 100 Olive Branch resident students going into the 4th – 8th grade. Download the application and rules here. Camp B.U.I.L.D. News Release click here.

6th Grade ‘Be a Winner-Choose Not to Use’ Program

This is a ten-week drug education program that teaches lessons on trust, communication, self-esteem, peer and media pressure, assertiveness, making good decisions, alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drugs. It also teaches understanding drug use, drug classification and alternatives to drug use, along with a host of games and activities to make learning fun.

7th-8th Grade ‘Allies’ Program

A drug education program teaching kids about the dangers of drug use and unhealthy lifestyles. This program kicks off with a camp to train students to be peer helpers during the next school year to help educate their student body on the dangers of drug use and alternatives. The training lessons are communication, self-esteem, tobacco and other drugs, goals, advocacy, conflict resolution, refusal skills, decision making, teamwork, peer influence, body image, future expectation, as well as, a host of other games and activities that make learning fun.

COMING SOON FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS – G-R-E-A-T

Gang and violence resistance education.

K-9 Unit

The K-9 Division is dedicated to providing the highest level of service to the citizens of Olive Branch. This division currently consists of two officers, Sgt. Michael Aldridge with his K-9 partner Marco and Officer David Rumbarger with his partner Borys. Marco is a Belgian Malanois and Borys is a Dutch Shepherd.

The officers and their K-9s have received extensive training in Narcotics Searches and Criminal Apprehension. This includes search and seizure of narcotics, suspect location, tracking and apprehension. They continue to receive regular training to be prepared for any situation that may arise.

The team not only fights crime, but they educate the public as well on issues such as personal safety, drug prevention, and K-9 demonstrations. Our K-9 officers are here to serve and protect you. They are more than happy to visit your school, business, church or any other event to provide education.

Please contact Captain Carlos Garcia at 662-892-9415 or via email at cgarcia@obms.us to schedule your appointments.

Kids Corner

Teach Kids the Proper Use of 9-1-1

  • Never say “nine-eleven.” There is no eleven on a telephone keypad or dial. Always say “nine-one-one”.
  • Always call from a safe place. If there is a fire in the house, get out first and then call.
  • Post your address near the phone.
  • Never call 9-1-1 as a prank or joke. You can get into trouble and keep someone who really needs help from getting it in time.
  • 9-1-1 is not for animal emergencies.
  • Call 9-1-1 if you think you have an emergency and explain the situation to the dispatcher.
  • If you call 9-1-1 by mistake, don’t hang up. Explain the mistake to the dispatcher and say there is no emergency.

School Resource Officers

The School Resource Officers that work in the schools within the City of Olive Branch are sworn law enforcement officers who are employed by the Olive Branch Police Department.

School Resource Officers (SRO) work to safeguard school property against burglary, vandalism, trespassing and other hazardous criminal or unauthorized activities. Their duties also include teaching classes in their area of expertise as well as first level counseling of students and intervening with uncooperative students.

Duties

  • Patrol and monitoring all areas of the school facilities on a consistent basis.
  • Provide technical assistance regarding school safety planning, crisis training, and overall school security.
  • Enforce state laws, ordinances, regulations, policies and procedures on school property.
  • Conducts criminal investigations and collects information, intelligence and evidence regarding criminal violations on the school campus.
  • Write reports and provides documentation of activities.

Contact Information

James Woods

Officer

james.woods@obms.us

Henry Minor

Officer

henry.minor@obms.us

Capt. Jeff Abbott

CID
jabott@obms.us
662-892-9450

S.W.A.T.

The SWAT team consists of officers and is divided into an entry team, snipers, and K-9. Team members train regularly each month and attend specialized training in weapons, tactics, and explosives. SWAT members are also required to pass mandatory physical fitness tests. The SWAT team operates under the supervision of Captain Carlos Garcia and works closely with the Hostage/Crisis Negotiators.

The Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team is an elite, highly trained group of officers who are responsible for handling riot control, hostage situations, barricaded people, forced entry into buildings, narcotic raids, and other crises.


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Uniform Patrol

The Uniform Patrol Division operates under the direction of Major Danny Dishmon. The officers assigned to this division patrol the community in a highly visible manor in an effort to identify, prevent and solve community problems.

Activities

  • Responds to calls for service.
  • Deter crime by visible patrol.
  • Detect, apprehend and process persons involved in criminal activity.
  • Work to ensure traffic safety and enforce traffic laws.
  • Works to reduce immediate and potential hazards to the community.

If You Are Involved In An Accident

Call the police, even if it is an accident where the police do not normally respond.

Get name, address, registration number, insurance company name and operator’s license number of all vehicles and operator’s involved.

Note time, date, location, road conditions, make and year of vehicles involved, apparent damage and injuries and your version of what happened.

Make a diagram of the accident scene.

Notify your insurance agent or company as soon as possible and take reasonable steps to protect your property from further damage.

Schedules

The Uniform Patrol Division is divided into four shifts (A, B, C, and D). Each officer is assigned to patrol one of the six police “wards” or districts during their shift. Specialized units such as DUI, Traffic Enforcement, and K-9 supplement the patrol division. The Shift Supervisors are as follows:

Shift A: Lt. Stewart; Sgt. Walters, Sgt. Roberts

Shift B: Lt. Driver, Sgt. Bynum, Sgt. Vaughn

Shift C: Lt. Mucciarone, Sgt. Anglin, Sgt. Harris

Shift D: Lt. Oliveria, Sgt. Wardlaw, Sgt. Smith

Contact Us

  • 662-892-9200
  • City of Olive Branch, MS
    9200 Pigeon Roost
    Olive Branch, MS 38654

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