An incident on the Fourth of July has the Senatobia Police Department evaluating procedures when responding to certain types of situations.
A statement from SPD said officers were dispatched to the Senatobia Housing Authority on Sunday, July 4, after receiving reports of a sizable gathering of people shooting fireworks on Scott Street.
The statement said police vehicles were bombarded with large scale fireworks after arriving on scene. Fireworks were also directed at civilian vehicles and officers as they conducted foot patrols throughout the night.
No arrests were made and no citations were issued directly related to the incident, according to police officials.
“We have reviewed this incident, as we do all priority incidents, in order to reinforce the positive aspects and to recognize any areas of improvement that are needed,” said Chief Richard Chandler. “We always strive to evaluate our needs in training, equipment, and seeking assistance from other law enforcement agencies and policy development.”
The statement concluded by proclaiming the Senatobia Police Department will be prepared to control any potential unruly crowds and make mass arrests if necessary to preserve a peaceful community for everyone.