District 2

Captain Jeffrey Butler, Jr.District 2: Capt. Jeffrey Butler, Jr.

Geographically, District 2 officers patrol the largest area within the City of Cincinnati. Evanston, East Walnut Hills, O'Bryonville, Hyde Park, Mt. Lookout, Oakley, Madisonville, Kennedy Heights, Pleasant Ridge, East End, Columbia-Tusculum, Linwood, Mt. Washington and California are the neighborhoods that comprise District 2.

Under the command of Capt. Jeffrey Butler, Jr., District 2 enjoys a very strong and positive relationship with members of community councils. Through these cooperative relationships, several neighborhoods (Madisonville, Mt. Washington, Kennedy Heights, and Evanston) have active "Citizens on Patrol" groups. Citizens on Patrol members patrol their own neighborhoods, reporting crime and health conditions to the Police Department and other responsible agencies. Citizens on Patrol groups contribute significantly to displacing drug dealers. District 2's Citizens on Patrol members are a valuable asset to their community and the Police Department.

Through a collaborative effort with representatives from Cincinnati Community Action Now (CCAN) and Tri-State Regional Community Policing Institute (RCPI), more than 50 Evanston and Madisonville residents have participated in Problem Oriented Policing (POP) training. The focus of this training was to introduce the SARA model (Scanning, Analysis, Response, and Assessment) to the residents, who in turn will work with police to address specific problems in their community using the SARA model as a guide.

A total of  104 sworn officers and 4 civilian personnel are assigned to District 2. Police officers assigned to uniform patrol are generally divided into three eight or ten hour shifts, which are commanded by a police lieutenant.

The first shift has working hours which range between 0600 through 1600 hours. The second shift hours range from 1300 through 2300 hours. The third shift hours range from 2100 through 0700 hours.

District 2 has an Investigative Unit, which is commanded by a police lieutenant. The Investigative Unit is responsible for processing crime scenes for evidence and the investigation of criminal offenses in the district. They provide training to uniform officers and assist in covert operations on a district level. A warrant officer is assigned the task of processing and serving numerous criminal misdemeanor warrants.

The Neighborhood Officers Unit is comprised of  six officers who are supervised by a police sergeant. These officers perform a full range of duties in addition to serving as

liaison with the community and the police. The neighborhood officer is the linchpin of the Community Problem Oriented Policing (CPOP) effort.

District 2 has a sergeant and five officers assigned to the Violent Crimes Squad. These officers are responsible for addressing violent crimes and drug investigations that occur in District 2. Since its inception in 2001, District 2's Violent Crime Squad has performed tremendously in combating violent crime and removing drug dealers from the District 2 neighborhoods