Chief James Craig http://wvxu.org en Chief Craig says Detroit decision will come "soon" http://wvxu.org/post/chief-craig-says-detroit-decision-will-come-soon <P>Cincinnati Police James Craig said Thursday morning he is interested in taking the Detroit Police Chief job if it is offered.</P> <P>"I'm excited about the probability of going to Detroit and becoming the police chief. Thu, 09 May 2013 15:28:40 +0000 Ann Thompson 12358 at http://wvxu.org Chief Craig says Detroit decision will come "soon" Overall crime down in Cincinnati in 2012 http://wvxu.org/post/overall-crime-down-cincinnati-2012 <p>Cincinnati police say homicides and violent crime were down overall last year compared to 2011.</p><p>Chief James Craig wants to see that trend continue this year.</p><p>"We've set for 2013 a very modest overall crime reduction goal of five percent. We had a five percent goal at the beginning of 2012 and we certainly exceeded that, ending the year with a ten percent reduction in overall crime," he says.</p><p>Over-the-Rhine, Avondale and Winton Hills saw the biggest drops in homicides. Walnut Hills and East Price Hill both saw increases.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 21:06:01 +0000 Tana Weingartner 8169 at http://wvxu.org Overall crime down in Cincinnati in 2012 Cincinnati Police Chief fights test in court http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnati-police-chief-fights-test-court <P>Cincinnati's Police Chief has gone to court to prevent having to take a state exam. Chief James Craig filed the <A href="http://www.courtclerk.org/case_summary.asp?casenumber=A 1207430">appeal</A> in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court. The Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission is the defendant.</P> <P>The organization requires recruits to undergo 500 hours of training and take a 200 question test. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 20:12:11 +0000 Ann Thompson 4423 at http://wvxu.org Cincinnati Police Chief fights test in court Cincinnati Police Chief must take exam http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnati-police-chief-must-take-exam <p>You must take the test. That's the <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wvxu/files/Peace%20Officer%20Commission%20Ruling.pdf" target="_blank">ruling</a> from the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission. Cincinnati Police Chief James Craig challenged a requirement that he take Ohio's standard police exam. But Thursday the commission ruled his decades of police work don't exempt him. During an <a href="http://www.wvxu.org/post/impact-cincinnati-september-6-2012" target="_blank">interview with WVXU </a>just hours prior to the decision Craig remained resolute, he won't take it.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 17:57:40 +0000 Tana Weingartner 3655 at http://wvxu.org Cincinnati Police Chief must take exam