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The City of Cincinnati Police Department currently employs 1,053 sworn law enforcement officers and 119 non-sworn employees. Under the direction of the Police Chief , it provides a full range of police services within a 78.6 square mile area and is the primary law enforcement agency for the City of Cincinnati. Read More

Chief Jeffrey Blackwell

Cincinnati  Police Chief

Chief Jeffrey BlackwellAfter an extensive national search, Jeffery Blackwell was selected as the fourteenth Police Chief of the Cincinnati Police Department, having taken the oath of office on September 30, 2013. He is only the second external hire for police chief in the agency’s history.  During his first six months in Cincinnati he has focused on forging new relationships with federal, state, and local organizations as well implementing new initiatives to fight crime and improve the quality of life for all Cincinnatians. He has worked to maximize existing relationships while forging new ones throughout marginalized areas of the city. Some of these efforts include; developing a new full-time gang unit, reconstituting the Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV), which is a nationally recognized “focused deterrence model”, as well as initiating a lateral entry recruit class and a 60-member recruit class due to start late summer 2014—these are the first classes since 2005. Read More

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CPD Works Hard To Recruit More Diversified, Talented Class

The Cincinnati Police Department has completed the selection process for the upcoming recruit class slated to begin training on September 2, 2014. The 104th Recruit Class appointed by Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell contains 60 individuals including 13 African-American males, four African-American females, ten white females, and 33 white males.


Cincinnati Police Department’s Youth Services Unit will offer the second Young People of Principle and Standards (YPOPS) event from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday July 12 at the Winton Hills Recreation Center, 5170 Winneste Avenue.

Sergeant Donna Dees Joins Public Information Office

Sergeant Donna Dees has been assigned to the Cincinnati Police Department’s Public Information Office.


Ohio’s 2014 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics begins at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday June 25 at the Police Memorial, 311 Ezzard Charles Drive.  Participants and supporters will hold a brief ceremony before the runners set out to carry the torch on the first part of the run, 16 miles to the Springdale Police Department, 12105 Lawnview Avenue.

Police and Fire Departments Compete in 3rd Annual Badge of Honor Baseball Challenge

Their work as first responders often brings them together, but the third annual Badge of Honor Baseball Challenge between teams from Cincinnati’s Police Department and Fire Department will be fueled by competitive spirit and friendly rivalry.


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