Sipsey police cracking down on speeding, other crimes

By LEA RIZZO, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 9/14/17

SIPSEY — The Sipsey Police Department is cracking down on speeding and other crimes, under the leadership of the town’s new police chief.

Police Chief Mareshah Moses, who stepped into that position in May, said he and his reserve officers …

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Sipsey police cracking down on speeding, other crimes

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SIPSEY — The Sipsey Police Department is cracking down on speeding and other crimes, under the leadership of the town’s new police chief.

Police Chief Mareshah Moses, who stepped into that position in May, said he and his reserve officers wrote 35 tickets and towed three vehicles over the Labor Day weekend last week.

The department now has five reserve officers, where before Moses’ hiring, the police chief was the only officer.

Moses said his reserve officers and the support of the civilians are why the department has been able to start citing individuals who break laws.

He said he and his officers will be seen more on the streets in an effort to crack down on crime.

“We’re looking to continue cracking down on speeding, loitering and vagrancy,” he added. “My reserves and I are patrolling more in the Sipsey area, trying to watch out for all those things. We’re still taking tips from citizens, if they see or hear anything.”

Moses promised that “there’s more to come.”

Citizens can now contact the Sipsey Police Department directly by calling 205-255-6699.

Moses said the department didn’t have a direct line before his hiring. In the past, phone calls went to Sipsey Town Hall. The phone number was obtained in the past couple of weeks.

In another related development, Moses plans to hold a gun safety class in November. The class will most likely take place at the Sipsey Community Center.