About Police

Cincinnati Police Department

The City of Cincinnati Police Department currently employs 1,056 sworn law enforcement officers and 119 civilian 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.

The Police Chief is responsible for the Police Department's operation which is divided among three Bureaus: Patrol, Investigations and Support.

Since 1990, the Cincinnati Police Department has been committed to and embraced the Community Oriented Policing Philosophy, implementing such programs as: CAD (Computer Aided Dispatching), COP Training, SRO (School Resource Officers), Mountain Bike Patrol, Citizens Police Academy , Student Police Academy and CNAS (Cincinnati Neighborhood Action Strategy).

Cincinnati has made many forward strides with regard to Community Policing and in 1995, the Ohio Crime Prevention Association awarded the Cincinnati Police Department with the "Outstanding Ohio Community Policing Initiative" award, giving credit to the Department for the many programs instituted to promote the Community Oriented Policing philosophy. Cincinnati also received the "COPS MORE GRANT" from the Federal Government which has further expanded the COPS philosophy by adding additional personnel to meet the growing needs of the community.

Core Values

  • Integrity: Our actions and relationship with the community are guided by an internal sense of honesty and morality.
  • Professionalism: Our conduct and demeanor display the highest standard of personal and organizational excellence.
  • Diversity: Our members recognize differences as a strength in our organization and community.
  • Accountability: Our duty is to promote public trust by upholding our obligations to the department and community.
  • Vigilance: Our responsibility is to be alert to issues and activities impacting our community.