Cincinnati Police Department

Cincinnati Police Department
5:28 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

CPD: police-involved shooting 'above board'

Police describe the rifle Gregory Sanders carried as: "The Type Zhongzheng rifle, also known as the Chiang Kai-shek/Jiang Jieshi Rifle, Generalissimo Rifle, and Type 24."
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Cincinnati's Police Chief say officers responded appropriately Monday during an incident in which the suspect was fatally shot by police.

Chief Jeffrey Blackwell says officers went to the Walnut Hills home of Gregory Sanders after he called 911 saying he'd killed his mother.

"We are, at this point, pretty certain everything was above board; that every division policy was followed, says Blackwell. "The fact is that they were forced to use deadly force by Mr. Gregory Sanders who came out of the house with a rifle."

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Cincinnati Police Department
3:02 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Cincy Police want to hear from you

Postcards like this (only blue) are being sent to people asking them to rate their experience with Cincinnati Police.
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How would you rate your interaction with the Cincinnati Police?

The department is sending out surveys asking people to rate officers following encounters ranging from traffic accidents to non-violent crimes.

The surveys are part of the National Police Research Platform's Police Community Interaction Survey on improving policing by the University of Illinois at Chicago's Center for Research in Law and Justice.

Lt. Debbie Bauer says Cincinnati is one of just 100 law enforcement agencies asked to participate.

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Public safety
12:35 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Cincy FOP President says hire more officers

Cincinnati Fraternal Order of Police President Kathy Harrell had a blunt message for city council about police department staffing.

“We’re at the point right now that officers out on the street lives are in jeopardy,” Harrell said.  “I’m going to get a lot of slack for saying that, but I don’t care.  They’re out there with 187 less officers.”

Harrell testified Tuesday before Council's Law and Public Safety Committee.  

Without new officers, the department could be down 267 officers by the end of 2015.  Harrell said something has to change.

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Police department
4:59 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Cincinnati Police continue work on youth engagement

Michael Keating Cincinnati Police

The Cincinnati Police Department is gearing up for several events this spring and summer focused on engaging the city's youth.  

Chief Jeffrey Blackwell outlined the plans Monday during a city council committee meeting.  He said the goal is to get kids off the streets and into a controlled environment.  

Blackwell said one new effort will be meetings with junior and senior class leaders at the city's high schools.

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Local News
9:45 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Cincinnati police chief to hold district "town hall meetings"

Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell
Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell and his district commanders will host members of the public at town hall meetings in all five of Cincinnati's police districts, beginning Wednesday night.

Blackwell, a former assistant police chief in Columbus, took over the Cincinnati Police Department in September.

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