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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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Latest News

8/19/14
CINCINNATI POLICE DEPARTMENT HOSTS PREPAREDNESS TRAINING FOR SCHOOL EMPLOYEES

A free four-hour program of preparedness training for school employees will be offered by the Cincinnati Police Department’s Training Unit and SWAT & Tactical Coordination Unit Monday September 8 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Police Academy, 800 Evans Street.

8/13/14
Chief Blackwell will discuss his first 300 days at CPD

Chief Jeffrey Blackwell will meet with media representatives to discuss his first 300 days as Chief of Police for the City of Cincinnati.

8/8/14
Forum for Teens Inspiring Youth for Positive Change

More than 75 young people between 13 and 17 will take part in an event called “Turn Up for What?  A Positive Change” that will include video presentations and discussions to raise awareness about gun violence, legal rights and youth empowerment.

8/7/14
CPD PROMOTION CEREMONY FRIDAY AUGUST 8

The Cincinnati Police Department will hold a promotion ceremony at 9:00 a.m. Friday August 8 at the Police Academy, 800 Evans Street. Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell will administer the oath of office to Captain Maris Herold, Sergeant Robert Lind, and Sergeant Alaina Weber.

8/1/14
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT TUESDAY AUGUST 5

In Cincinnati, as in cities and towns all across our nation, neighbors will get together for picnics, socials, and other events to celebrate and strengthen their community.


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