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Last April, 42 people were arrested in a three-week blitz against prostitution along the McMicken Avenue corridor. Sex trafficking continues to be a problem in the city, with the West McMicken, Price Hill and Walnut Hills areas experiencing the most prostitution activity. 

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Update Wednesday 1:30 p.m.:  

A spokeswoman for Cincinnati Public Schools says they have not seen a proposal from the local Black Lives Matter movement and could not comment. Janet Walsh says such a proposal may be an opportunity for the district and Cincinnati Police to have a conversation with BLM to “build their understanding” about the partnership between CPS and police.

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The Cincinnati Police department is holding a series of public forums for anyone considering a career in law enforcement. The meetings will include information about the application process and recruit exam, as well as various types of jobs such as SWAT and crime scene investigation.

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Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black will name a permanent police chief Thursday at 10:30 a.m.  City Council passed an ordinance Wednesday changing the pay scale for the position. It's believed that's the last hurdle for interim police chief Eliot Isaac to take the job. 

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The Cincinnati Police Department is looking for qualified men and women who would like to join its ranks. Joining us to discuss what it takes to be a police officer for the City of Cincinnati, and the qualifications the department looks for in a candidate, are Cincinnati Police Recruiting and Background Supervisor Sergeant Dominic Gulliford; Recruiting and Background Investigator, Officer Adrian Miller; and Cincinnati Police Academy Recruit Advisor, Officer Fred Gilmore

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Cincinnati Police are analyzing crime data in Westwood to determine who and what are causing violent crime to spike and how the community can help stop it.

In a meeting Friday, Crime Analyst Joe Lorenz told new District 3 Captain Aaron Jones and the Vice President of the Westwood Civic Association Shawntee Stallworth Schramm the intersections of Boudinot and Harrison and Harrison and McHenry are some of the worst spots for drug and gang related crime.

So far this year there have been 35 shootings in Westwood, compared to 10 last year.

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At the top of a knoll at the Vine Street Hill Cemetery shiny headstones now honor two Cincinnati Policemen who died in the line of duty a century ago and were buried in unmarked graves. A noontime ceremony at the cemetery Wednesday is giving them a proper burial.

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Cincinnati is looking for public input on the next police chief. There's a survey on the city's website.

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The number of shootings in Cincinnati has been increasing this year, and now the police department is launching an effort to reduce the violence.  

Starting Sunday, 75 officers will be assigned to a Violent Crime Response (VCR) team.

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Just a week ago five people were shot in Evanston in what Interim Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac called "a senseless act." Just around the corner on Fairfield there was a double homicide. Police say those crimes have now been solved.

Penetrating gang activity could be the key in reducing violent crime in Cincinnati.

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