A fitness test, designed to offer incentives for Cincinnati Police officers to get in shape, will open up to the entire force in March. I found out just how tough the standards are.
After struggling to get just a few more sit-ups, Police Academy trainer Amy Moore didn't give me much time before I started doing push ups. There are different levels. Each one earns a different number of stars. Here's what she would have to do to get four gold stars.
Cincinnati police say homicides and violent crime were down overall last year compared to 2011.
Chief James Craig wants to see that trend continue this year.
"We've set for 2013 a very modest overall crime reduction goal of five percent. We had a five percent goal at the beginning of 2012 and we certainly exceeded that, ending the year with a ten percent reduction in overall crime," he says.
Over-the-Rhine, Avondale and Winton Hills saw the biggest drops in homicides. Walnut Hills and East Price Hill both saw increases.
Cincinnati's City Manager is naming Captain Paul H. Humphries Assistant Chief/Executive Officer for the Cincinnati Police Department.
Humphries has been on the force 26 years. He currently serves as the Chief of Staff for Chief James Craig.
In a release Dohoney says, “Captain Humphries is committed to helping ensure that the Police Department follows through on the principles outlined in the Collaborative Agreement and will help lead our police officers into the future as a well-prepared department.”
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: