Cincinnati Police Department (CPD)

The Cincinnati Police Department is the primary law enforcement agency for the City of Cincinnati and provides a full range of police services to 52 diverse neighborhoods. The Department currently maintains approximately 1000 sworn officers and 125 civilian employees.  Led by the Police Chief, law enforcement operations are divided among three Bureaus:  Patrol, Investigations and Support.

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On January 9, 2023, Teresa A. Theetge was sworn in as Cincinnati's 16th Police Chief. Chief Theetge was appointed Interim Police Chief by Interim City Manager John Curp in February 2022 after Chief Eliot K. Isaac announced his retirement from the Cincinnati Police Department. Chief Theetge is the first woman to be appointed Chief of Police for CPD. 

Chief Theetge has been with the Cincinnati Police Department for more than three decades.  In 2016, she was promoted to Assistant Chief and in 2020 assumed the role of the Executive Officer. Throughout her career, Chief Theetge has had a multitude of assignments at varying ranks.  She has experience in Patrol and Investigative assignments as well as Inspections’ audits and Internal investigations.

Chief Theetge is a life-long Cincinnati resident and comes from a large Law Enforcement family. She and her husband Bob have four adult children and eight grandchildren.



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