Hamilton County Sheriff

Hamilton County Sheriff
4:35 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Audit declares Sheriff's Dept. 'static' and 'resistant to change'

An audit of the Hamilton County Sheriff's department is recommending three issues be addressed. They include: staffing, technology and training.

The report concludes department staff are highly disciplined and resilient but also static and resistant to change. It says the agency, under former Sheriff Simon Leis, became "frozen in time" which prevents it from adopting more modern procedures and practices.

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Hamilton County homeless
5:51 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Coalition going to court over sheriff's homeless strategy

Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

The Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition is suing the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department over a policy to remove the homeless from the courthouse steps. Commission executive director Josh Spring says Sheriff Jim Neil's department will start threatening arrest this week. Spring wants to wait until after the winter shelters open in a month and a half.

The Sheriff and Major Charmaine McGuffey were guests on Cincinnati Edition today where the sheriff's homeless strategy was one of the topics. McGuffey said the department  has been patient.

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Hamilton County Sheriff
2:35 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Sheriff talks jails, drugs at Rotary lunch

The colors are presented just before Sheriff Jim Neil's speech at the Cincinnati Rotary Club.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

On his first appearance before the Cincinnati Rotary, Sheriff Jim Neil reiterated the county does not need a new jail.

"Judges will sentence to capacity whether you have 3,000 jail cells or 1,000," he says.

Neil handed out awards Thursday to several deputies and took questions ranging from the budget to drugs and the county jail.

Neil has been expanding electronic monitoring and would like to add even more of the devices. He says what the county does lack is enough space for female and special needs inmates.

Another problem? Heroin.

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Hamilton County Sheriff
4:51 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Twenty arrested during sex offender compliance sweep

Deputies layout 15 guns collected from one sex offender's home.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Law enforcement have been doing some "spring cleaning," checking up on Hamilton County's 1,350 registered sex offenders.

Sheriff Jim Neil says officers checked 1,114 addresses last week.

The large-scale, multi-agency operation is the first of its kind in the county since the Adam Walsh law went into effect in 2006. 

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