Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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VPD Welcomes Seven New Officers
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 12:50
NewOfficers2014aEven as crime rates continue to show significant decline in Vicksburg, the Vicksburg Police Department is doing everything in their power to provide the best possible protection to the citizens and visitors of Vicksburg. Inasmuch, we are proud to announce the addition of seven new officers to the Patrol division. The officers graduated from the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer Training Academy (MLEOTA) in early April.
Entry Level Police Officer Test to be Given in May 3rd
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 14:49
The Vicksburg Police Department has announced May 3, 2014, as the test date for the entry level police officer position. There will be an agility test and written exam. Applicants must pass the agility test to qualify to take the written exam. 

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Mayor Flaggs Joins River Mayors in Washington DC
Thursday, 10 April 2014 13:37
Washington DC 2014Mayor George Flaggs, Jr. joined more than 60 other Mississippi River Mayors who have united to form the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative, a coalition that represents all 10 states bordering the river. In their policy platform, the mayors outlined the need to address everything from river navigation to environmental issues, the creation of a National Drought Council to funding the existing Pre-Disaster Mitigation program. The group wants federal resources to focus on improving the locks and dams, improving water quality and fighting the aquatic invasive species that threaten the river.
MML Scholarship Program for High School Seniors
Monday, 07 April 2014 06:25
The scholarship competition is open to any high school senior in Mississippi who plans to att end an accredited community college, college or university in Mississippi.

The $2,000 MML General Scholarship is open to all high school seniors and is co-sponsored by Mississippi Power Company. It is open to children or grandchildren of employees and elected officials of Mississippi municipalities and to high school seniors working part-time for a member municipality of the Mississippi Municipal League and is co-sponsored by Phelps Dunbar.

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Walk against Crime...Stop the Violence
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 07:54
In support of "National Crime Victims Rights Week", the Vicksburg Police Department will be sponsoring their 5th annual "Walk against Crime...Stop the Violence" Walk/Rally on Saturday April 12, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The public is asked to meet on the steps of City Hall to walk and show their support for victims of crimes such as home invasions, assault, rape, child abuse, elderly abuse, bullying, domestic violence, etc.
Main Street to Host the Lofts of Vicksburg
Friday, 07 March 2014 11:36
Loft Tours of VicksburgVicksburg Main Street will host the Lofts of Vicksburg, a fundraiser showcasing the residential side of Vicksburg's historic downtown, March 29th from 2 to 7 p.m. The event will feature a tour of about a dozen living spaces, including newly renovated luxury lofts and apartments.

The Lofts at First National, The Aeolian Senior Apartments and The Warehouse, all new additions to Vicksburg's bustling downtown residential landscape, will be included on the tour. The Lofts of Vicksburg will offer sneak peeks at these new additions to the highly touted historic district.
Downtown Wi-Fi Refurbished
Friday, 07 March 2014 09:45
wifi2The free Wi-Fi service operated by the City of Vicksburg, and serving users in the 1100 through 1600 blocks of Washington Street has been redesigned and refurbished. New equipment was installed in late 2013 after several months of planning and testing. While the downtown Wi-Fi is designed to cover only the outdoor areas, it hosted over 250 users who accessed 45 Gigabytes of information during the month of February.
Ambulance Service Goes Paperless
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 13:43
ems paperlessVicksburg, Mississippi – Today it was announced by South Ward Alderman Willis Thompson that Emergency Medical Service in the Vicksburg Fire Department has been upgraded and enhanced to more effectively meet the growing needs of local residents. EMS staff will be able to instantly transmit patient care information to the State EMS office and hospitals in an efficient and timely manner. River Region Medical Center expressed interest in the system to help with their chest pain accreditation. The University Medical Center ER Director will use the system for their stroke and chest pain center.

The system consists of a toughbook laptop, document scanner and Wi-Fi hotspot on each of the ambulances. The laptops are capable of linking to the state's system through the use of a permanently mounted Wi-Fi hotspot. The patient reports are transmitted wirelessly to the state and the hospital.
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