Cincinnati Police

Public Safety
3:21 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Cincinnati Police increasing patrols downtown

Credit Michael Keating / Cincinnati Police

Despite back-to-back shooting incidents downtown this week, shootings and violent crime remain down in Cincinnati compared to last year.

Chief Jeffrey Blackwell says police are stepping up patrols throughout the summer anyway to make sure people feel, and are, safe downtown.

"We're going to have a comprehensive incident command-based plan as we move forward to address every weekend event that we have from now through Labor Day and beyond even through Oktoberfest," says Blackwell.

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Public Safety
4:24 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Cincinnati's newest police officers sworn in

The Cincinnati Police Department's 103rd Recruit Class.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

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.

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.

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Local News
12:59 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Barricades to curb prostitution an unfair burden on residents, Mohawk leader says

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. 

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.

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Price Hill
5:00 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Round one goes to police in East Price Hill

This apartment building at 3216 Warsaw (diagonal from the police station) was where the SWAT team started this series of arrests, by executing a search warrant Tuesday.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Cincinnati Police didn't have too far to go to begin round one of a crackdown targeting gang members allegedly dealing drugs and guns in East Price Hill.

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.

By 2:00 Tuesday police say they had arrested 14 of the 29 people wanted.  One involved a car chase into Kentucky.

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Cincinnati Police
5:31 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Convincing Cincinnati neighborhoods they'll be safer this summer

The City has pledged more resources to reduce crime over the summer in Cincinnati neighborhoods, like Northside.
Ann Thompson WVXU

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 Price Hill, where crime is at its lowest in ten years.

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