Mayor, City Prepare For Police 'Lateral Transfer' Recruits

April 15, 2014

Mayor Cranley, City prepare for new Cincinnati Police 'lateral transfer' recruit class

First wave of new police officers will be on streets in July

Mayor John Cranley is pleased to announce the Cincinnati Police Department's "lateral transfer" recruit class will begin training and be on the streets soon.

Letters offering positions in the recruit class recently were sent to qualified applicants, and the Police Department has received acceptances from 23 people. The recruits are undergoing physical examinations this week. Those who pass the exam will begin training May 12.

Recruits who successfully complete training at the Police Academy will be assigned to patrol duty beginning July 7.

Cincinnati's lateral transfer recruit class involves offering positions to experienced law enforcement officers from other agencies in Ohio. The seasoned officers take part in an expedited training process to acquaint them with the Cincinnati Police Department’s policies and procedures.

In addition to the lateral transfer class, a class comprised of 60 new recruits will be held in Fiscal Year 2015, which begins July 1.

"We promised to add cops to the streets and we are," Mayor Cranley said. "Help is on the way for our neighborhoods."

For more information, contact Kevin Osborne, Director of Communications, at 513-516-1966.