Central Business District

Captain Mike NevilleCapt. Mike Neville

Central Business District , under the command of Capt. Mike Neville, is responsible for patrolling and policing  the Central Business District and  and the Central Riverfront.

The City's Downtown area includes:

  • The Great American Ballpark (Cincinnati Reds, MLB team)
  • Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati Bengals, NFL team)
  • U.S. Bank Arena (concert and entertainment venue)
  • The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
  • Fountain Square

Downtown Cincinnati is also known for its many art galleries and studios in the Main Street Entertainment area.

Additionally, Central Business District is home to:

  • Taft Theatre
  • Aronoff Arts Center
  • Taft Museum of Art


Special Events Unit: Commanded by a lieutenant, Special Events plans for police presence and coordinates the response of all City Departments for special events. As the vast majority of these major events occur in the Downtown and Riverfront area, the Special Events Unit is organizationally placed in District 1. Should a major event occur in another district, the Special Events Unit will assist that district’s personnel to ensure a proper police presence is maintained.

Marine Patrol Squad: Supervised by a sergeant, Marine Patrol provides police patrols on the Ohio River during events and activities occurring on the Riverfront. The Marine Patrol Squad’s primary function is to protect life and property on the river and its associated boundaries, while enforcing laws and ordinances when necessary.

Downtown Services Unit: Commanded by a lieutenant, Downtown Services is staffed with personnel who are responsible for policing the Central Business District. Uniformed patrol officers and the Mounted Patrol Squad are assigned to this unit to provide a highly visible police presence in the Downtown Central Business District area. Through the use of foot, bicycle, Segway, motorcycle and horse patrols, officers are able to interact with Downtown merchants, residents and customers.