District 1: Capt. Michael John
District 1, under the command of Capt. Michael John, is responsible for patrolling and policing five neighborhoods: the Mt. Adams, Over-the-Rhine, Pendleton, Queensgate and the West End.
District 1 is home to:
- Contemporary Arts Center
- Music Hall
- Ensemble Theatre
- Cincinnati Art Academy
District 1 is divided into three uniformed patrol shifts, the Downtown Services Unit, the Event Planning Unit, and the Investigative Unit. A lieutenant manages each of the three shifts and the three specialized units.
- Patrol Shifts: Three primary shifts provide uniformed patrol and policing for the district. Various methods of patrol are used, including patrol cars, motorcycles, bicycle and walking.
- Investigative Unit: The unit is divided into two areas; Detectives and Violent Crimes Squad. Detectives in the unit are assigned misdemeanor and felony cases for follow-up investigations.
- The Violent Crimes Squad conducts felony warrant service, responds to and investigates violent crimes, and conducts investigations into district level vice complaints.
- Neighborhood Liason Officer: This officer is assigned to assist the community with special needs and long-term problem solving. These officers work on various projects to address crime, disorder and quality-of-life issues in the community. A mental health caseworker from University Hospital is also assigned to the unit to assist officers in dealing with mental health consumers.