Public safety http://wvxu.org en UC launching safety ambassadors http://wvxu.org/post/uc-launching-safety-ambassadors <p>The University of Cincinnati is stepping up efforts to improve safety around its main campus.</p><p>Block By Block Safety Ambassadors will fan out in neighborhoods surrounding University Heights. The idea is to improve safety and security in high foot-traffic areas. Crime around the UC campus has been making students and neighbors increasingly uneasy during the past year.</p><p>In a release the university says:</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:04:32 +0000 Tana Weingartner 23758 at http://wvxu.org UC launching safety ambassadors No surprise, staffing problems for Cincy police and fire http://wvxu.org/post/no-surprise-staffing-problems-cincy-police-and-fire <p>The Cincinnati Police and Fire Departments are continuing to deal with problems because of the decreasing number of personnel. &nbsp;<br /><br />The police and fire chiefs both addressed Council’s Law and Public Safety Committee Monday.<br /><br />Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell said a smaller staff means it takes officers longer to respond to 911 calls for service, even those that are a priority.&nbsp; And it could cause a change to the way the department polices the city.<br /> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:40:57 +0000 Jay Hanselman 20539 at http://wvxu.org No surprise, staffing problems for Cincy police and fire Homeland Security chief Napolitano addresses FOP convention http://wvxu.org/post/homeland-security-chief-napolitano-addresses-fop-convention <p>Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano focused on the importance of partnering with local law enforcement during remarks Monday morning to the National Fraternal Order of Police convention in Cincinnati.</p><p>She told some 4,000 first responders from around the country and Ireland that her department has been beefing up its cooperative efforts, especially by creating Fusion Centers where national and local agencies can share information.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 16:55:55 +0000 Tana Weingartner 16073 at http://wvxu.org Homeland Security chief Napolitano addresses FOP convention University of Cincinnati increasing safety efforts http://wvxu.org/post/university-cincinnati-increasing-safety-efforts <p>The University of Cincinnati is stepping up safety measures following several incidents in and around campus. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 17:46:39 +0000 Tana Weingartner 6627 at http://wvxu.org University of Cincinnati increasing safety efforts Seelbach discusses recent public safety listening sessions http://wvxu.org/post/seelbach-discusses-recent-public-safety-listening-sessions <p>Cincinnati Council Member Chris Seelbach and his staff are following up on the information they gathered last month during a series of public safety listening sessions. &nbsp;<br><br>He estimated he met with about 75 residents during open office hours held around the city.&nbsp; Seelbach also talked with about 60 police officers and 60 firefighters. &nbsp;<br><br>He said one common theme during the meetings with residents concerned loitering and curfew violations among young people.<br> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 18:36:36 +0000 Jay Hanselman 4788 at http://wvxu.org Seelbach discusses recent public safety listening sessions