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Streets & Sanitation

The Street Division, under the direction of Superintendent Mark Tate, and the Sanitation Division, under the direction of Superintendent Justin Rose, and their respective teams of employees repair streets, sidewalks, and drainage structures, clean catch basins and streams of debris, pickup leaves, limbs, brush, yard waste, bulky trash, and appliances at curbside. These Departments also maintain street right-of-ways and other City property, and a myriad of other jobs not covered within other City departments.

Contact Information

Mark Tate

Superintendent, Street Services

662-895-4335

mark.tate@obms.us

Justin Rose

Superintendent, Sanitation & Drainage Services

662-895-4335 Ext 212

justin.rose@obms.us

Services Provided

Appliance Collection

The City provides curbside pickup of appliances on Fridays only. You must call Public Works @ 662-893-5209 in advance and notify us to pick up your appliances. Appliances must be curbside by 7:00AM. Refrigerators or any appliance containing Freon must have the Freon removed by a licensed technician to obtain a label indicating such, and the doors must be removed. The landfill will not accept appliances without said label.

Leaf Collection

The City provides curbside pickup of loose leaves from the first of November through the end of March. This is a service that Public Works provides as a courtesy; however, the city ordinance states that leaves should be bagged. This keeps our storm sewers clear of debris which helps to alleviate storm-water from backing up on properties. Leaves should be placed in the yard next to curb or street. Bagged leaves are picked up year round. Leaves should be separated from other debris.

Limbs and Heavy Brush Collection

The City provides curbside pickup of limbs. Limbs should be no longer than four (4) feet and no bigger than four (4) inches in diameter. Heavy brush will be picked up as time permits, at least monthly. City personnel will pickup trees cut by property owners if they are cut to manageable dimensions and placed by the curb or street. The tradesmen or property owner shall remove all trees cut by a hired tradesman.

Mosquito Control

The City has a program that includes spraying to control mosquitoes on a weekly basis during the active mosquito season.

Street Maintenance

Traffic-related services are supported, including right-of-way and roadside maintenance, pot holes, street repairs, and traffic signs and marking installation and maintenance. If you need any of these services please call 662-895-4335 during normal business hours.

Miscellaneous Curb Pick-up

The City provides curbside pickup of miscellaneous items such as old furniture or carpet if you live in the city limits. Each subdivision has a designated pick-up date; however, there are times when the route runs behind due to holidays, etc. Please call Public Works to request a pick-up. The City’s rubbish collection trucks cannot pick up anything with glass but the landfill will accept such items from residents. The trucks CANNOT take the following waste to the landfill: Hazardous waste items, plastic bottles nor buckets, paint containers, household trash, nor any container that would hold water.

Natural Gas

The Natural Gas Divisions serves customers in Olive Branch, Eastern Desoto County, and Western Marshall County.

Mission

The mission of the Gas Division is to provide uninterrupted natural gas service safely and efficiently, to serve our customers in a courteous and timely manner, and to excel in the pursuit of a safe environment for the citizens of Olive Branch.

Services Provided

  • Residential and commercial natural gas.
  • 24-Hour emergency service – nights, weekends, and holidays call 662-895-4111.
  • Natural gas line location. If you are going to be excavating in your yard or within utility easements, please contact the MISSISSIPPI ONE-CALL SYSTEM at 1-800-227-6477 for free utility line location within 48 hours.

Contact Information

Barry Looney

Manager, Gas Services

662-893-5208

blooney@obms.us

Other Contacts

Emergencies

662-893-5208

Questions

662-893-5209

Gas Line Location

800-227-6477

Note from Gas Manager

As the manager of the Gas Department, I see that all gas department employees are highly qualified at whatever they do. We work hard each day for your Public Safety.

Sincerely,

Barry Looney

Gas Manager

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!

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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.

Emergency Communications

IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY TO REPORT, PLEASE DIAL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY. THIS WEBPAGE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.

Schedules

The Olive Branch Emergency Communications Center is here to respond to your emergency and non-emergency situations 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Goals

The goal of the Communications Center is to receive and dispatch all emergency and non-emergency requests to the appropriate personnel in a professional and caring manner.

9-1-1 Abuse

It is important for everyone to know the proper use of 9-1-1. Dispatchers many times receive non-emergency requests through 9-1-1 that could have been handled through the non-emergency line 662-895-4111. Knowing when and how to use 9-1-1 can save time and lives. Please check out “What is 911?” for more information on 9-1-1 use.

Emergency Business Contacts

It is important for us to have current emergency contact information for all commercial businesses. Our communications personel need to know who to call right away. If you are a business owner or manager, please print out the Commercial/Business Emergency Contact Form, fill it out and return to the Olive Branch Emergency Communications Center. (see below)

Greg Phillips

Supervisor, Communications

Phone: 662-893-5227

Fax: 662-895-1742

grphillips@obms.us

City of Olive Branch

Attn: Greg Phillips

9200 Pigeon Roost Road

Olive Branch, MS 38654

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

Sherrie Driver

Lieutenant

662-892-9457

sdriver@obm.us

Ronnie Flanigan

Lieutenant

662-892-9456

rflanigan@obms.us

Craig Dickson

Sergeant

662-892-9455

crdickson@obms.us

Aaron Curtis

Detective

662-892-9460

acurtis@obms.us

Ashley Holladay

Detective

662-892-9459

ashley.carver@obms.us

Trayven LeSueur

Detective

662-892-9453

trayven.lesueur@obms.us

Ben Rushing

Detective

662-892-9458

benjamin.rushing@obms.us

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

Lt. James Woods

SRO Supervisor

james.woods@obms.us

Henry Minor

Officer

henry.minor@obms.us

Contact Us

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

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