Police District 3 Headquarters

Cincinnati Police District 3 Headquarters

The City of Cincinnati is building its first new police station in 20 years, and citizens have been a big part of the process.

Background

The Cincinnati Police District 3 building on Warsaw Avenue, constructed in 1908, is structurally and technologically obsolete, has insufficient parking, insufficient community space, insufficient space for staff and storage, and it's not accessible for persons with disabilities.

Neighborhood Input

District 3 serves 14 neighborhoods on Cincinnati's West Side: East Price Hill, East Westwood, English Woods, Lower Price Hill, Millvale, North Fairmount, Riverside, Sayler Park, Sedamsville, South Cumminsville, South Fairmount, the Villages at Roll Hill, West Price Hill, and Westwood.

This new headquarters -- on Ferguson Road, adjacent to Western Hills High School  -- was selected with input from community meetings, held so all 14 neighborhoods could provide feedback on possible sites.

The location is consistent with Plan Cincinnati (the City’s comprehensive plan) because it is located within one of the places where the community envisions main streets of civic life surrounded by residential areas.

What's Next

Community-oriented policing policies successfully followed by the Cincinnati Police Department will be at the core of all decisions as this project moves forward. Citizens are working with City staff and construction professionals on the building design and public spaces that will be part of the final project.

The new station -- a $16 million investment in Cincinnati's West Side -- is expected to be complete in Spring 2015.

Use the links on this page to learn more about the project.