Update: Construction crews will soon begin work on a new police headquarters for Cincinnati's District Three. Officials and residents gathered Monday for a ground breaking at the location on Ferguson Road near Glenway. It will replace the current facility that was built in 1908. New police chief Jeffrey Blackwell said it will be good for the department. The $15 million project is expected to be completed in the spring 2015.
An estimated 3,000 police officers from as far away as Ireland, are in Cincinnati for a convention that begins Monday and continues through Friday. The Convention and Visitors Bureau puts the economic impact at $4.5 million and contracted hotel room nights of more than 15,000 in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
The police are looking for you. Not to worry though, they just want to hang out and have a good time.
Tuesday is National Night Out, an event aimed at raising crime prevention awareness and developing partnerships between neighborhoods and police officers. There are 8 mini block parties scheduled for around Cincinnati with free food and drinks.
Police and fire equipment will also be on hand for kids to see up close.
Nationwide, more than 37 million people are expected to participate.