Cincinnati Police en Cincinnati Police increasing patrols downtown <p></p><p>Despite back-to-back shooting incidents downtown this week, shootings and violent crime remain down in Cincinnati compared to last year.</p><p>Chief Jeffrey Blackwell says police are stepping up patrols throughout the summer anyway to make sure people feel, and are, safe downtown.</p><p>"We're going to have a comprehensive incident command-based plan as we move forward<strong> to address every weekend event that we have from now through Labor Day and beyond even through Oktoberfest</strong>," says Blackwell.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:21:37 +0000 Tana Weingartner 28998 at Cincinnati Police increasing patrols downtown Cincinnati's newest police officers sworn in <p>Cincinnati has 19 new police officers. The department's first class of lateral transfer recruits in more than six years was sworn in today. The officers all came from other Ohio agencies but still had to go through the city's training process. Chief Jeffrey Blackwell calls today's graduation exciting.</p><p>The new officers will hit the ground running with their first duty assignment working the Cincinnati Reds game on Saturday. They'll be paired with field training officers on Sunday and begin working in their assigned districts.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:24:23 +0000 Tana Weingartner 28796 at Cincinnati's newest police officers sworn in Barricades to curb prostitution an unfair burden on residents, Mohawk leader says <p>The barricades on McMicken Street to reduce prostitution are scheduled to be in place for about another month, but some residents want them to be removed now.&nbsp;</p><p>Vanessa Sparks of the Mohawk Area Development Corporation told Cincinnati City Council's Law and Public Safety Committee this morning that the barricades are placing a burden on the neighborhood's residents.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:59:31 +0000 Howard Wilkinson & Jay Hanselman 28400 at Round one goes to police in East Price Hill <p>Cincinnati Police didn't have too far to go to begin <strong>round one of a crackdown targeting gang members allegedly dealing drugs and guns in East Price Hill.</strong></p><p>The SWAT team executed a search warrant at 3216 Warsaw, diagonal from District Three Police Headquarters, where two shootings happened last weekend. That was just the beginning.</p><p>By 2:00 Tuesday police say they had arrested 14 of the 29 people wanted.&nbsp; One involved a car chase into Kentucky.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:00:53 +0000 Ann Thompson 28115 at Round one goes to police in East Price Hill Convincing Cincinnati neighborhoods they'll be safer this summer <p>The numbers point to a safer Cincinnati, but the perception for many is that some neighborhoods still aren't. Just today District Three Police Captain Dan Gerard took members of the Board of Realtors on a tour of <strong>Price Hill</strong>, where crime is at its lowest in ten years.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 21:31:58 +0000 Ann Thompson 27026 at Convincing Cincinnati neighborhoods they'll be safer this summer