Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell http://wvxu.org en Cincinnati Police continue work on youth engagement http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnati-police-continue-work-youth-engagement <p>The Cincinnati Police Department is gearing up for several events this spring and summer focused on engaging the city's youth. &nbsp;<br /><br />Chief Jeffrey Blackwell outlined the plans Monday during a city council committee meeting.&nbsp; He said the goal is to get kids off the streets and into a controlled environment. &nbsp;<br /><br />Blackwell said one new effort will be meetings with junior and senior class leaders at the city's high schools.<br /> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 21:59:16 +0000 Jay Hanselman 22994 at http://wvxu.org Cincinnati Police continue work on youth engagement Cincinnati adding cops to stem this year's tide of homicides http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnati-adding-cops-stem-years-tide-homicides <p>In an effort to stem the homicides that have plagued the city first the first of the year, Cincinnati police will increase police overtime, hire officers away from other departments, add a recruit class and revive a gang unit, Mayor Cranley and Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell said this morning.</p><p>“We want people of this city to know that help is on the way,’’ Cranley said at a city hall press conference packed with neighborhood and community leaders, council members and police officers.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 15:30:45 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 22628 at http://wvxu.org Cincinnati adding cops to stem this year's tide of homicides