The Oxford Police Department provides a range of police protection services to the residents of the city of Oxford in Alabama. It offers various crime prevention tips that include topics, such as rape, street robbery, assault, residential and commercial burglary, theft and fraud. The department also offers police patrol services for the security of business properties. The Oxford Police Department additionally offers information about missing and wanted individuals. The City of Oxford operates under a mayor-council form of government. It operates city clerk, public library, finance, fire and civil service departments. The city s building department issues building permits and is responsible for inspecting all commercial and residential construction within the city limits. The City of Oxford s parks and recreation department is responsible for the beautification and maintenance of parks.