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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

8/28/14
Anthony Munoz Speaks at Back to School Rally

NFL Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz will be the special guest speaker at the August 30 luncheon for educators, police officers and their families to introduce Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT).

8/26/14
Lieutenant Lisa Davis is Acting Public Information Officer

Lieutenant Lisa Davis will serve as the acting Public Information Officer for the Cincinnati Police Department from 8:00 a.m. Saturday August 23 through 5:00 p.m. Friday August 29.

8/26/14
CPD Welcomes Cincinnati Public Schools and Area Students Back to School

Police officers across the City of Cincinnati will welcome Cincinnati Public Schools and area students back to school.

8/26/14
STREET CLOSURES BECAUSE OF BUILDING COLLAPSE

While work crews stabilize conditions and make repairs needed because of a building collapse on the morning of Monday August 25, the following streets are closed.

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.


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