Cincinnati Police

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2:24 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Cincinnati Chief offers schools crisis training

Cincinnati's police chief says he's an advocate of legal gun ownership, but feels like the country needs to do a better job restricting gun sales.  James Craig addressed the deadly school shooting in Connecticut during his news conference Thursday.  He says the idea of simply arming school employees  is not a wise response:

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More patrols and safety education
12:46 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

University of Cincinnati increasing safety efforts

University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati is stepping up safety measures following several incidents in and around campus.

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Police shooting
7:14 am
Thu November 22, 2012

Cincinnati police investigate officer involved shooting

Michael Keating Cincinnati Police

Cincinnati Police are continuing an investigation after an officer shot and killed a suspect Wednesday evening in Avondale. 

Channel 9 WCPO reported the incident happened around 5:30 p.m. at Reading Road and Burton Avenue.

Police were reportedly doing an undercover drug bust when they think the suspects caught on to the situation.  The suspects and the officer began to exchange gun fire.

Channel 9 reported officials said one suspect died and the other is recovering from non life-threatening injuries at University Hospital.

Cincinnati Police
4:43 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Chief Craig appoints LGBT liaison

Cincinnati Police Chief James Craig at an earlier news conference

The Cincinnati Police Chief is appointing the city's first ever liaison with the gay and lesbian community.


Equality Cincinnati Board President Matt Murray says it is extremely encouraging that Chief James Craig is appointing an officer as the police liaison for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

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Chief James Craig
4:12 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Cincinnati Police Chief fights test in court

file of Cincinnati Police Chief James Craig

Cincinnati's Police Chief has gone to court to prevent having to take a state exam. Chief James Craig filed the appeal in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court. The Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission is the defendant.


The organization requires recruits to undergo 500 hours of training and take a 200 question test. Most of the training has been waived for Craig but earlier this month the Commission told him that he must take the test.

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