An estimated 3,000 police officers from as far away as Ireland, are in Cincinnati for a convention that begins Monday and continues through Friday. The Convention and Visitors Bureau puts the economic impact at $4.5 million and contracted hotel room nights of more than 15,000 in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
Miami University's newest canine officer is part of the security team for Monday's visit by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
Miami's first police dog, Ero, retired earlier this year. His replacement is a 1-1/2 year old Belgian Malinois named Figo. He and handler, Officer Keith Hibbard are hard at work today helping local and national authorities with the Secretary's appearance at the Fraternal Order of Police National Convention.
Not the staid old political organization, that, back in the 1920's, threw out the corrupt political bosses and instituted Cincinnati’s charter form of government. And who have, through the decades, sat back and scolded Democratic and Republican council members alike for going beyond their role of setting policy and interfering with the professional administrators of the city.
Some people have felt in recent years that Charter lacked relevance, pushed to the back burner of city politics.