The Cincinnati Police Department will hold a promotion ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Monday July 1 in the second floor conference room at Police Headquarters, 310 Ezzard Charles Drive. Interim Police Chief Paul H. Humphries will administer the oath of office to Sergeant Michelle Phillips.
Sergeant Michelle Phillips is a graduate of Deer Park High School, and she continued her studies at the University of Maryland. She is a veteran who served in the United States Air Force for five years, with postings at Goodfellow Air Force Base in Texas and Hahn Air Force Base in Germany. During her military career, Sergeant Phillips received a Good Conduct medal, an Air Force Commendation medal, and a National Defense Service medal. In July 1997 she entered the Cincinnati Police Academy’s 84th Recruit Class. Her first assignment upon graduation was on patrol in District Three, and she served there for twelve years. Since 2009 she has been assigned to District Four, where her supervisors note that she works well under pressure, displays exemplary teamwork, and provides excellent customer service to citizens. Sergeant Phillips volunteers to mentor students at South Avondale School. Law enforcement runs in the family: She is married to Officer Randy Phillips, who serves in District Four. They have one daughter and make their home in Forest Park.