Public safety

University of Cincinnati
11:04 am
Mon March 3, 2014

UC launching safety ambassadors

Credit University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati is stepping up efforts to improve safety around its main campus.

Block By Block Safety Ambassadors will fan out in neighborhoods surrounding University Heights. The idea is to improve safety and security in high foot-traffic areas. Crime around the UC campus has been making students and neighbors increasingly uneasy during the past year.

In a release the university says:

Read more
Public safety
10:40 am
Mon December 9, 2013

No surprise, staffing problems for Cincy police and fire

Michael Keating Cincinnati Police

The Cincinnati Police and Fire Departments are continuing to deal with problems because of the decreasing number of personnel.  

The police and fire chiefs both addressed Council’s Law and Public Safety Committee Monday.

Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell said a smaller staff means it takes officers longer to respond to 911 calls for service, even those that are a priority.  And it could cause a change to the way the department polices the city.

Read more
Politics
12:55 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Homeland Security chief Napolitano addresses FOP convention

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano focused on the importance of partnering with local law enforcement during remarks Monday morning to the National Fraternal Order of Police convention in Cincinnati.

She told some 4,000 first responders from around the country and Ireland that her department has been beefing up its cooperative efforts, especially by creating Fusion Centers where national and local agencies can share information.

Read more
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.

Read more
Public safety
2:36 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Seelbach discusses recent public safety listening sessions

Cincinnati Council Member Chris Seelbach
Credit City website

Cincinnati Council Member Chris Seelbach and his staff are following up on the information they gathered last month during a series of public safety listening sessions.  

He estimated he met with about 75 residents during open office hours held around the city.  Seelbach also talked with about 60 police officers and 60 firefighters.  

He said one common theme during the meetings with residents concerned loitering and curfew violations among young people.

Read more