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					                                                   C I N C I N N A T I                 P O L I C E             D E P A R T M E N T



                                                  The


                                                  BLUE WAVE                         Volume VI • Number Four • WINTER 2010/2011

                                                  For the Cincinnati Police Department officers, civilian employees, retirees and their respective families.

 When The Blue Wave began in 2005,
 four of these individuals were on the
 Communications Advisory Council
                                                        EXPLOSIVE DETECTION CANINES
 which provided invaluable guidance as


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                                                                 hen it comes to homeland secu-
 to content and tone. The fifth, Fran
                                                                 rity, many people immediately
 Cihon, was instrumental in scheduling,
 helping make contacts and providing                             think high tech such as the scan-
 other assistance. From the left are             ners at airports checking passengers and lug-
 Executive Manager of Police Relations           gage or security cameras. But another impor-
 S. Gregory Baker, Lieutenant Kurt Byrd          tant anti-terrorist tactic is as old fashioned as it
 (in 2005 the PIO, now in Intelligence),         gets: the powerful nose of man’s best friend.
 Police Officer Katie Werner (Data
                                                      The Department’s Explosive Detection
 Integration Section), Lieutenant Larry
 Powell (then in charge of Community
                                                 Canines are two teams: Specialist Patrick
 Oriented Policing, but as of January 7          Murray and Jake, an 11-year-old Labrador
 retired from CPD), and Administrative           Retriever, and Officer Mike Ammann and
 Technician/Media Liaison Fran Cihon.            Rex, a seven-year-old German Shepherd.
 We are grateful to them all.                    When the teams were formed in 2002, there
 ~Photo by Rick Adams
                                                 was initially a third member, Greg Ventre, but Specialist Pat Murray (left) and Jake and
                                                 after his promotion to sergeant it was decided Officer Mike Ammann and Rex
                                                 two teams would suffice.
INSIDE THIS ISSUE                                     Ammann’s first dog died of cancer in 2008
                                                                                                      marijuana, we’ll get that drug dealer later one
                                                 and he then received Rex as his new partner.
                                                                                                      way or another. If a bomb dog misses a pound
Explosive Detection Canines . . .1               Born and raised in Czech Republic, Rex is
                                                                                                      of dynamite, someone can get seriously hurt.
Chief ’s column . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2     trained to Czech commands. He also spent
                                                                                                      We train hard not to miss.”
Six Years of The Blue Wave . . . . .4            eight months working as a bomb dog in Iraq.
                                                                                                           Both dogs are trained to 25 odors with
Rotary Club Winners . . . . . . . . .6           Murray’s dog Jake, on the other hand, “speaks”
                                                                                                      seven primary odors required for certification.
Transitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7   (okay, responds to!) English and has been with
                                                                                                      Explosives can be a mix of various substances
In Memoriam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7       the unit since it was formed. Both dogs were
                                                                                                      and the dogs have to be able to recognize other
Where in the World . . . . . . . . . .7
                                                 obtained from Vohneliche Kennels in Indiana,
                                                                                                      components.
                                                 where Murray and Ammann received three
VIPSs Serve Holiday Dinner . . .8                                                                          Much of the work is pre-emptive searches.
                                                 weeks of intensive training with their dogs,
                                                                                                      Prior to every UC event the men and their
                                                 putting in 50 to 60 hours a week during their
                                                                                                      dogs go in and search the area which is then
                                                 initial instruction.
                                                                                                      secured by other officers who stand guard.
                                                      It takes about a year for the dog and his
                                                                                                      Before all Bengals games, the CPD dogs, the
                                                 trainer to truly bond and become proficient in
                                                                                                      Sheriff Department’s two dogs and two dogs
                                                 what they do, but the training never stops.
                                                                                                      from Vohneliche Kennels go into action. CPD
                                                 “We train almost daily,” said Ammann. “A
                                                                                                      is responsible for exterior searches of every
                                                 bomb dog is never allowed to miss. If a drug
                                                                                                      vehicle that enters the garage. Even Bengals
                                                 dog goes into a school and misses a pound of
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                               FROM THE DESK OF . . .
                               Colonel Thomas H. Streicher, Jr.,
                               Cincinnati Police Chief


         Tightening our belts                                                      grounds and different types of knowledge. For many years, the cops
         Every officer and civilian employee here is aware of the aggressive        had to do it all and they came from similar backgrounds. Now we
         efforts we have made to reduce expenses. We are doing all we can          know that a wide variety of expertise and experience are needed to
         to prevent a layoff. Without a doubt we have the best and brightest       run an effective, efficient agency. In addition, many citizens have
         contingent of people working here that the agency has ever had.           become our partners in building a safer community.
         We do not want to lose anyone.                                                  Today’s young officers are incredibly smart, intelligent people.
               Unfortunately, one of the money saving steps taken is putting       They have the benefit of the training which incorporates what we’ve
         the production of The Blue Wave on hiatus until the economy and           learned from the mistakes made in the past. The realistic training
         the budget eventually improve. This is the last issue for the time        scenarios have made a difference in how savvy our new officers of
         being and it is four pages shorter than usual to further cut costs.       the last few years have been. They hit the streets much better
               I hope a future chief will be in the financial position to bring the prepared to deal with a variety of situations.
         publication back, because I have seen what an effective tool it can be.         As we progress, only two things hold us back. One is our creative
         The Blue Wave has enabled us to showcase our accomplishments to           imagination and the other is money. Right now the financial situa-
         our own people as well as keep our families and our retirees informed tion is hurting us and we all feel the frustration.
         on our progress. Police work means a lot of                                                         As difficult as it is, we will come out of it
         exposure to the negative side of society, but there                                            again, just as we did after the hiring freezes and
                                                                   I walk away from this thinking       layoffs of the 70s and 80s.
         is also a very attractive side of the agency. We
                                                                   every day has been a good                 The greatest satisfaction I have as I close my
         want our family members to be proud of us and
                                                                   day, although some days have         years here is I am able to say I am associated with
         understand our capabilities and our retirees to
                                                                   been a lot better than others!       each and every person who ever was, who cur-
         know their efforts in the past led to what we
         are today.                                                                                     rently is, and whoever will be associated with the
               I am grateful to Bridges for a Just Community, Procter &            Cincinnati Police Department. That is a special privilege that is as
         Gamble, and Federated Department Stores, whose initial funding            important to me as my family, and I believe my family feels the same
         helped start the newsletter, and Hollister, Trubow & Associates, the      way. My mother, my sisters, my brother, my daughters, and my wife,
         firm who wrote, edited, and produced the publication. I also want          are all proud to have policing and public safety as part of our lives. It
         to thank the many people in the agency who provided input. The            started with my dad who was here from 1947 to 1976. My youngest
         newsletter became a part of the Cincinnati Police Department and          daughter is a firefighter, and continues our tradition of public service
         I, too, will miss it.                                                     that has been alive and well for over 60 years now. My two-year-old
                                                                                   granddaughter doesn’t know what her grandpa does, but she likes to
         Passages                                                                  tug on my badge…she wants one of those!
         In 1981 when I celebrated my tenth anniversary in policing I                    It has been a whirlwind experience. There have been tough
         remember thinking how fast the time had gone by. Ten years! It            times, but I have met wonderful people along the way. I walk
         was hard to believe. Then in a blink of an eye, I’d been in the           away from this thinking every day has been a good day, although
         Department for 20 years, then 25, and in 2001, as I hit the 30-year       some days have been a lot better than others!
         mark, I was really wondering where the time went. Now with my                   As I have often done in closing this column, I want to thank
         retirement weeks away, I have the distinction of having been in polic-    you. Past, present, and future, I
         ing for four decades. I’m still wondering how it all happened so fast.    thank each of you for all you have
               When I started we worked with manual typewriters and carbon         done to make the Cincinnati Police
         paper. I have said that a few times in front of some young officers        Department one of the finest law
         and been asked what carbon paper was! With computers today, you           enforcement agencies in the world.
         hit a few buttons and there is almost instant access to a phenomenal
         amount of data, cross references, and other information that enable
         us to do our jobs faster, more accurately and economically, saving
                                                                                   The recognition from the International
         untold man-hours of tedious research.                                     Association of Chiefs of Police for
               Policing has evolved with society. One way the Department has       excellence as a law enforcement
         improved in recent years is the hiring of people with varied back-        agency is a reflection on both past
                                                                                   and current staff.
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owner Mike Brown and Coach Marvin Lewis have their
vehicles searched.
     CPD also conducts exterior searches of storage units
throughout the city on a random basis. “We haven’t found
anything illegal in storage yet, but have turned up fireworks or
firearms that hunters have legally stored there, rather than in
their homes. People are generally cooperative about coming
down and letting us look through their units when our dog
has alerted us to something explosive inside,” said Ammann.
“However, if the renter’s behavior was suspicious or uncooper-
ative, we’d take whatever steps to investigate that are necessary
to keep the community safe.”
     Periodic bomb threats at the Justice Center, City Hall or
schools call out the explosive detection teams. “We don’t want
anyone to take such threats lightly. We’re here to serve them
and make sure things are safe. When a threat is called in, we        Jake, Specialist Pat Murray’s canine partner, has bracketed the scent
                                                                     of an explosive material and sits down at the spot where the scent is
respond immediately,” said Murray. If something is turned up,        strongest, passively signalling its presence and location.
then the Fire Department’s bomb technicians are called in to
investigate and disarm the device.
     Whenever a dignitary visits, the teams do a depth search        ball. Rex, on the other hand, is more “prey driven” treating his
behind the scenes of whatever areas will be visited and then         tennis ball as the desired prey.
the area is secured until the dignitary leaves. These high securi-        Although the teams have been located in several different
ty searches are done in concert with a bomb tech.                    areas, now all of the Department’s canine teams (patrol, drug,
     “We have a good relationship with the County’s bomb             and explosive detection) are located together which helps with
dog teams and the Fire Department bomb techs and help one            training and administration. “They all search with their
another out regularly with whoever’s jurisdiction it is taking       noses,” smiled Sergeant Dan Hils, who supervises the canine
charge of coordination,” said Murray. “We’ve gone into               teams.
Kentucky, Indiana and distant counties in Ohio to help out.               Hils noted that an important aspect of anti-terrorism
Chief Streicher has won a lot of fans for the Department             strategy is being able to change as our country’s enemies
because of his support for using our expertise to help others        change their tactics. Al Qaeda has been determined to be put-
facing a threat.”                                                    ting more effort into everyday life local disruptions.
     When the dogs detect one or more of the scents they are              “That’s why we deploy to public gatherings in the popu-
trained to, they will sniff past it until they reach the point       lated centers such as downtown and look around. If they spot
where the scent disappears. “They then bracket the scent, by         something that looks out of place, like an SUV with tinted
returning the other way, walking back and forth a few times          windows parked somewhere for awhile, they check it out. We
until they pinpoint the spot where the scent is strongest,” said     are very visible and want people to know we are watching.
Murray. At that point the dog will sit quietly. “You don’t want      Vehicles are being used right now and we are checking them.
a bomb dog scratching at a suspicious odor so our dogs are           When the bad guys decide on something else to use, we’ll
trained to give passive alerts,” said Ammann.                        respond and change as we need to,” said Hils. “We know
     The reward for finding a scent is playtime with a tennis         when something doesn’t look right and we move on it.”
ball. The dogs look upon their work as fun because of that
time with the coveted tennis ball. Jake, the Lab, is “play driv-
en” and wants nothing more than to romp with the tennis



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Volume III • Number One • SPRING 2007

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              For the Cincinnati Police Department officers, civilian employees, retirees and their respective families.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          RECRUITING – A TRUE STORY
    Back in 2002, the firm in which I am a partner, Hollister, Trubow &                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               friends at CPD. I have developed a tremendous
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The people who work in behind-the-scenes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            jobs at CPD might be called the “oil” that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            keeps the organizational wheels turning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            smoothly. In our spring issue’s masthead photo,                                                             By Captain Paul Humphries
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Chief Thomas H. Streicher, Jr., poses with a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            group representing CPD’s many non-sworn                                                                                      need even more to make sure we are always fill-

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A                                                                                                                       employees. Each one brings a special and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       seven-year-old boy races into the house
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            important skillset to the job. Surrounding                                 from the backyard with tears in his eyes.         ing our ranks with “the best of the best.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Chief Streicher are: (from the left) Automotive                            His bicycle has been stolen and he wants               In an effort to assess recruiting strategies,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mechanic Andy Martin from Fleet Services;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Timekeeper Delores Thomas from District 5;                       his parents to fix this! It may not be the crime of          we have asked our last couple of new police
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Administrative Assistant Glenna Carter, who                      the century, but to a child this is truly a crisis.         recruit classes what had attracted them to apply




    Associates (HT&A), was engaged by the National Conference for                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    admiration for this Department.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            keeps the Chief ’s office on smooth track; and                                                                                to the Academy. What we found out may sur-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Administrative Specialist (Training Coordinator)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   A few minutes later a Cincinnati Police car
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sabrina Burton-Simonson, from the Police                         pulls up in front of the house and two impres-              prise you.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Academy. Photo by Rick Adams.                                    sive looking officers get out and talk to the par-                The most effective recruitment tool for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ents and the boy. One of the officers tussles the            Cincinnati Police Department is not an adver-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             youngster’s hair and tells him not to worry, that           tisement on Metro buses, nor a compelling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             things will be okay. The officers are courteous              radio ad. Our best recruiting tool is you. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and friendly while taking the report and prom-              great majority of our recruits cite the encourage-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ise to look for the bike. About an hour later the           ment given by a current or retired police officer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             same officers pulled up in front of the house                or non-sworn employee to apply as the circum-



    Community and Justice (now called Bridges for a Just Community).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Nearly every person interviewed for an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            INSIDE THIS ISSUE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             with the bicycle in their trunk. The little boy             stance that had the most influence over their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Recruiting – A True Story . . . . . . . . . . . . 1              has his bike back, but more important, he has a             decision.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Chief Streicher’s Column . . . . . . . . . . . . 2               couple of new heroes in his life.                                Chief Streicher has led the way in recruiting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CALEA Accreditation! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4                                                                           and selecting ethical candidates with the people
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Fifteen years pass and that same little boy,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Transitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             in part because of his two heroes, walked into              interaction and communication skills needed to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Rotary Club Winners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Turkish Police Visit CPD . . . . . . . . . . . . 7               the Convention Center to take the test to                   be a successful officer. Our Department is clear-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Feature: Mounted Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8              become a Cincinnati Police Officer. There were               ly one of the best in the nation. That is why we
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            District 3 Adopt a Class Program . . . . . 10                    over 3,500 other applicants at that same exam,              are asking for your help in identifying and refer-




    We were asked to conduct a “communications effectiveness study”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  article has said “even the people working here
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Where are they now? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11             all interested in joining the CPD.                          ring new people with these same important
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            UC-CPD Partnership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12                      In many ways, that number of applicants is            qualities and encouraging them to apply.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             surprising given that at the time, which was in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the mid-1980s, the Department had endured                   Who do you want at your door?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             hiring freezes, layoffs and the murder of several           We ask you to think about it: Let’s say you are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             police officers. Despite that, there was no short-           the parent of the little boy whose bike was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             age of people who wanted to join the                        stolen, a driver involved in a car accident, a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Department. Recruiting was relatively easy and              woman whose purse was snatched or a man who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the difficult part was picking the best candidates           was reporting a break-in. You call the police for



    that would assess how the Cincinnati Police Department (CPD) was                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 don’t fully understand this” as we developed a                                                                                                                                                                                                          from a very large pool of qualified applicants.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Today’s Recruitment Challenge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             But law enforcement recruitment faces new
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             challenges in this millennium, not the least of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             which is an ever broadening array of careers for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         help. Who, among the people you know today,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         would you feel confidence in if that person was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the responding officer? It might be someone in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         your family, your neighborhood, your church
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and or “just a friend.” Now…..go talk to that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         person about a career in policing. It could be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             people to choose among. Despite vigorous                    the best thing you ever did for him (or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             recruiting efforts, today only a third as many              her)….or for yourself.




    communicating with various audiences that were critical for its suc-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             story highlighting new technology or explaining
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             people sign up to take the test. Fortunately, we
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             are still getting some fine candidates, but we
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    cessful operation. We were looking at credibility, sources of informa-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           procedures in special units. Family members have                                                                                                                                                                                                       C I N C I N N A T I



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    tion, flow of influence, and continuity.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           told us “now” they have a better understanding                BLUE WAVE                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Volume III • Number Two • SUMMER 2007

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            For the Cincinnati Police Department officers, civilian employees, retirees and their respective families.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Without a doubt, the men and women who


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     N    P    W 2007                                                                                                     serve as the beat officers are the heart of every
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ATIONAL OLICE                                                     EEK
                                                            The deeper we                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            of their loved one’s work. And the retirees have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          police department. Their work is the essence of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          law enforcement. It is policing at both its sim-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          plest and its most complex, which is why walk-
                                                                    C I N C I N N A T I                   P O L I C E               D E P A R T M E N T                                                                                               C I N C I N N A T I                   P O L I C E             D E P A R T M E N T                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ing a beat is how each sworn member of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CPD begins his or her police career. We are                                                                                                    Recovery. The CPD Crime Scene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          using the masthead photo of this issue to                                                                                                      van made the rounds, providing a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          recognize CPD’s beat officers and say “Thank                                                                                                    look at the latest in investigative
                                                                    The                                                                                                                                                                               The                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 you” to all for a job well done. Representing the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Department’s beat officers are (from the left):                                                                                                 technology and techniques.




            BLUE WAVE                BLUE WAVE got into our work,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Officer Tanya Cook, District 2; Officer Dave                                                                                                            On May 17, approximately
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hunter, District 4; Officer Yvonne Gutapfel,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          District 1; Specialist Scott McManis, District 3;                                                                                              500 officers from various area agen-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         cies joined forces for a three-part cer-



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     been great, sharing anecdotes about how things
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and Officer Carol Walker, District 5.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Photo by Rick Adams.                                                                                                                           emony that began at P&G Central
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Gardens with the presentation of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         colors. The president of FOP Lodge
                                                                                                                     Volume I • Number One • JULY 2005                                                                                                                                                 Volume I • Number Two • FALL 2005                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 69, Specialist Kathy Harrell, served
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         as emcee. Also present were numer-
                                                                    For the Cincinnati Police Department officers, civilians, employees, retirees and their respective families.                                                                      For the Cincinnati Police Department officers, civilians, employees, retirees and their respective families.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ous family members, friends, and
     Special thanks to the following members of the                                                                                                                                    The “cover team” for our fall issue of The Blue                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    INSIDE THIS ISSUE                                                                                                                              other citizens, including all members
     CPD for gracing the masthead on our premiere
                                                                                           WELCOME TO OUR READERS!                                                                     Wave are (left to right): Technician Vicki                     TASERS USAGE SHOWS DECREASE IN INJURIES                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            of the City Council.



                                                        the more intrigued                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           used to be and their pride in how CPD functions
     issue of “The Blue Wave.” From the left they                                                                                                                                      Miller, District 5; Sergeant Rodney Carter,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        National Police Week 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . 1                                                                                                     Police Chief Thomas H.
     are: Lieutenant Barb Young, District 1, Second                                                                                                                                    Internal Investigations Section; Sergeant Don                  Story by Laura A. Carr
                                                                                     By Colonel Thomas H. Streicher, Jr., Cincinnati Chief of Police                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Chief Streicher’s column . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
     Relief; PO Howard Smith, District I,                                                                                                                                              Schroder, Criminal Investigation Section;                                                                                    The CPD’s successful integration of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Streicher, Jr., acknowledged the work
     Motorcycle Unit; PO Scott Krauser, Distrit I,                                                                                                                                     Specialist Kimetha Moreno, District 4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              CPOP Summit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         of police in all Greater Cincinnati

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     Event Planning; PO Jason Bley, District 3,                                                                                                                                        Investigative Unit; and Officer Sonny Kim,                                    hen Cincinnati Police Chief               TASERS as a means to subdue a suspect is                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Police Week photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
     Uniform Patrol; and Clerk-Typist 3 Pat                                                                                in helping us to again put a newsletter into                District 2 First Relief. Photo by Rick Adams.                                 Thomas Streicher and former               replicated in 8,000 cities and 45 countries. The                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          jurisdictions who make the area a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
     VanArsdale, Personnel.                                                                                                place is greatly appreciated, as is the generosity                                                                                        Cincinnati City Manager Valerie           new technology has become part of a growing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Transitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7                                                                                    safer and more desirable place to live
                                                                                                                           of P&G and Federated.                                                                                                        Lemmie approved the purchase of TASERS™                trend in law enforcement. The equipment has                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Readership survey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8                                                                                        and to visit on vacations. He said the
                                                                                                                                You may be curious about the newsletter’s                                                                               it was with the safety of both Cincinnati’s            a proven track record of saving lives and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Faces in the Crowd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9                                                                                         ceremony provided an opportunity
                                                                                                                           name, The Blue Wave.                                                                                                         police officers and the public in mind.                reducing injuries to officers and suspects.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Where did you graduate? . . . . . . . . . . . 10                                                                                               to all officers present to renew their
     INSIDE THIS ISSUE                                                                                                                                                                 INSIDE THIS ISSUE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Where are they now? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11             Ruby Miller and Carrie Hostieck placed flowers on behalf of the Hamilton
                                                                                                                                As you can see from the masthead, the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    oaths to service and paid “special



                                                        we became with                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               today. They value staying connected and feel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        According to the Cincinnati Police Department                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Safety Personnel to be honored . . . . . . . 12                  County Police and Fire Widows Association.
                                                                                                                           name has its origins in the CPD logo. But the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 thanks to the family who provide
     98th Police Recruit Class . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
                                                                                                                           name also stands for values important to us.                TASERS help decrease use of force . . . . . 1                    (CPD), TASERS have reduced the need for                The safest alternative
     Retirements, Promotions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3                                                                                                                               From the desk of Chief Streicher . . . . . . 2                   police officers to have physical, potentially                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        support each and every day to the members of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The word is clearly on the street about

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     Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
                                                                                                                                Blue is the color of truth, of integrity, of           Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3     violent, encounters with resistive suspects.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                he Cincinnati Police Department (CPD) the law enforcement community.”
                                                                                                                           honor and of patriotism. The phrase “true                                                                                                                                           TASERS. They hurt, but they do not kill.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and fellow law enforcement agencies in
     Senior Criminalist “Sid” Caesar . . . . . . . 8                                                                                                                                   Profile: Officer Princess Davis . . . . . . . . . 4                   The CPD began using TASERS X26 in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     City Manager Milton R. Dohoney, Jr.,
                                                                                                                           blue” is more than a catchy rhyme; it is indica-                                                                                                                                    In many cases police officers can end a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the region are among the thousands of
     Cureton Appointment . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11                                                                                                                                  “Most Wanted” rocks! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5             2004. Since then, TASERS have been deployed                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          expressed gratitude for those who had served in
                                                                                                                           tive of the ideals Americans ascribe to the color           Transitions (Retirements, Promotions) . . 6                                                                             confrontation before it escalates into a more                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               agencies that celebrated National Police Week,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1,041 times (through September 2005) to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the past and currently, and to those who would
                                                                                                                           blue.                                                       Whalen appointment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6                                                                      dangerous situation for the police and the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  this year. The observance was signed into law by make the choice in the future to undertake
                                                                                                                                                                                       Where are they now? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        subdue suspects thereby lessening injuries to          person(s) they are trying to apprehend.
                                                                                                                                Although the wave in our logo represents                                                                                officers or those they seek to apprehend. The                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      President John F. Kennedy on October 1, 1962, careers in law enforcement. “May God bless
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “We are convinced TASERS are the safest



                                                        how many “good                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               better informed and able to speak up about the
                                                                                                                                                                                       CPD 99th Recruit Class . . . . . . . . . . back
                                                                                                                           the Ohio River, wave is also a synonym for a                                                                                 TASER is one more tool police officers can                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and is celebrated annually during the week in                     them,” said Dohoney, “and may God bless each
                                                                                                                           signal, a communication.                                                                                                                                                            alternative in a use of force situation and the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             which May 15 falls.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        turn to if it becomes necessary to use force.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        of you.” Mayor Mark Mallory continued the
                                                                                                                                That is precisely what The Blue Wave is for                                                                                                                                    statistics in cities where TASERS are being used                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Each CPD district held an open house wel- theme noting that “We are blessed in . . . having
                                                                                                                           us. It is a means of communicating with our                                                                                                                                         bear out our findings. TASER use can save lives                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             coming the public to meet the officers who serve people who are willing to put on a uniform
                                                                                                                           CPD family. It will enable us to share news,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TASERS an effective alternative                        when deadly use of force may have been the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  their neighborhoods. There were demonstrations every day, not only to keep the community safe,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             “If the mere threat of having a TASER             only other option,” says Streicher.

            I
                                                                        t is a pleasure to present to you the first        celebrate our victories and recognize achieve-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  by different teams from Canine Units and                          but to make it a viable and livable community.
                                                                        issue of our new quarterly newsletter, The         ments both on the job and in our private lives.                                                                              used is enough to stop a crime, then I’m happy              The CPD closely monitors all TASER                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mounted Patrol, and displays of equipment by                      We are blessed to have men and women who
                                                                        Blue Wave. This publication has been devel-             We hope you enjoy this first issue. We                                                                                  with that outcome,” says Chief Streicher. “No          deployments. There have been no deaths                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the Strategic Weapons and Tactical team and                       put our safety above theirs.”
                                                                    oped to share news of the Cincinnati Police            look forward to hearing your ideas on informa-                                                                               police officer ever starts a workday with the          directly related to their usage, according to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Hamilton County Underwater Search and



                                                        stories” we heard                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CPD of today in their own circle of friends
                                                                    Department with its officers, civilian employ-         tion, events or personality profiles you would                                                                               intention of hurting someone,” he states. “The         Executive Manager S. Gregory Baker, CPD                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          continued on page 4
                                                                    ees, retirees and all of their respective families.    like to read about in future newsletters.                                                                                    TASER provides our officers with the least             Police Relations. Baker also serves as the CPD
                                                                         The idea for re-establishing a CPD                                                                                                                                             intrusive, safest and most effective method of         Compliance Coordinator for the U. S.
                                                                    newsletter came directly from feedback we                                                                                                                                           subduing a combative suspect.”                         Department of Justice Memorandum of
                                                                    received from you, the officers and civilian                                                                                                                                             Chief Streicher knows what he is talking          Agreement and Collaborative Agreement.
                                                                    members of the CPD, in a communications                                                                                                                                             about. When the City of Cincinnati was                      Baker says, “Use of force, as a whole, has
                                                                    effectiveness survey conducted in the fall of                                                                                                                                       considering the purchase of TASERS, Chief              declined since the deployment of TASERS.
                                                                    2002. Budget cuts prevented us from initiating                                                                                                                                      Streicher was an early volunteer to experience         Physical harm to prisoners and suspects was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            C I N C I N N A T I                       P O L I C E                D E P A R T M E N T
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the effects of a TASER.                                down 35 percent in the first full year of



                                                        that were not widely                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and family.
                                                                    this publication earlier.
                                                                         I wish to express my sincere gratitude to                                                                                                                                           “I wanted to know how the TASER felt,”            TASER use, compared to the last full year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        he says. “I wasn’t going to have police officers       without TASERS. Physical harm to officers was
                                                                    Robert “Chip” Harrod, Executive Director of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        on the streets using TASERS without the full           down 56 percent over the same periods of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   BLUE WAVE
                                                                    the National Conference for Community and
                                                                    Justice, who has obtained private funding from                                                                                                                                      knowledge of how they work and the impact              time. TASERS have created a different environ-
                                                                    Procter and Gamble Company and Federated                                                                                                                                            they have on the person. I am confident that           ment for subduing those engaged in criminal
                                                                    Department Stores to underwrite the first two                                                                                                                                       TASERS offer a quickly effective and relatively        activity. We have fewer injuries and more
                                                                    years of this publication’s production and dis-        Chief Streicher congratulates newly commissioned Officer                                                                     safe means of stopping violent confrontations.         cooperation from persons who do not want a
                                                                    tribution. The NCCJ’s support and assistance           Addaryl Birch. In the background Officers Joshua Bricker,                                                                         “To date, our officers have used TASERS           police officer to apply a TASER,” he adds.



                                                        shared even within                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 As editor, I have many people to thank.
                                                                                                                           Daniel Brockmann and Kevin Broering await their turn.                                                                                                                                    The CPD’s use of force statistics and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        to subdue more than 50 suspects who were
                                                                                                                           (Story on page 2.)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Volume III • Number Three • FALL 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        armed with deadly weapons.”                                                           continued on page 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            For the Cincinnati Police Department officers, civilian employees, retirees and their respective families.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I     -L P                                                                                                          What do these six men have in common?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Easy – they all coach football. The one in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          middle you may recognize as Coach Marvin                                     NTELLIGENCE ED OLICING
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lewis of the Bengals. The other five are CPD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          officers who spend many off-duty hours coaching
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NITIATIVE EGINS
    CPD. It was also clear that most of those with knowledge of the good                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Foremost is the talented graphic designer,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “junior farm teams.” Sitting next to Coach Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          is Sergeant Ron Schaeper, Inspections, who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       requires that the contributing factors behind
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   A                                                                                                                      coaches the Immaculate Heart of Mary’s 11-year-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          old Crusaders. Standing from the left are:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Captain Paul Humphries, commander of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Personnel Section and coach of the St. James
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               pilot program incorporating Intelligence-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Led Policing (ILP) with Problem-Solving is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          now underway in District 1 and will be going
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       problems be investigated thoroughly and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       understood before officers try to solve them.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          White Oak Panthers, 9- and 10-year-olds;                        into effect throughout the Cincinnati Police                 Responses to problems should always work to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          District 5’s Sergeant Calvin Johnson, assistant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          head coach of Winton Woods High’s varsity                       Department (CPD) on October 14. ILP grew                     prevent future harm, rather than simply work
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          team; Lieutenant Bruce Hoffbrauer, Vortex Unit,                 out of what police executives have learned                   to fix past damages.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          who coaches the St. Jude Bulldogs, 10- and 11-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          year-olds; and Specialist Leon Locke, CIS, who                  about the critical need to integrate intelligence                 Officer Katie Werner has developed a 32-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          gathering and analysis with interactive and                  page booklet to assist officers in their problem-



    stories rarely shared them outside the office. Officers and civilian                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Barb Smith of Lamson Design. Each issue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          coaches the 11- and 12-year-old Cowboys for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fairmount Community. In addition to the art of                  strong community relationships. It builds on                 solving efforts. The Problem Solving Guide lists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the game, these men (and quite a few other CPD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          officers who coach kids’ teams) teach their young                methodologies that have evolved over years of                website resources, key City departments and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          charges sportsmanship, team play, how to follow                 community policing efforts and experimenta-                  their phone numbers, as well as information on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          instructions and a host of other life skills.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Whether there are any future Bengals players on                 tion and charges police with proactively solving             various techniques, analysis and types of questions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the teams these officers coach remains to be seen,               problems rather than just reacting to their                  officers might use in their investigation work.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          but rest assured there are some fine citizens in the             harmful consequences.                                             “Part of the responsibility for supervisors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          making. And that’s the best outcome of all.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Photo by Rick Adams                     “ILP is a management philosophy that is                 is to make sure their officers have time during
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          directly related to problem solving within the               their work week to work on problem-solving



    employees went home to rejuvenate and just as they tried to leave the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Barb has taken text, photographs and rough
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          community,” says Lieutenant Deborah Bauer                    projects including conducting the appropriate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          of Police Relations Section. “With ILP,                      research and documenting their efforts in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          INSIDE THIS ISSUE                                               information or raw data is analyzed and the                  Problem-Solving Tracking System. While some
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          results used to assist management in decision                may say finding the time will be hard, if an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chief Streicher’s column . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2            making on such things as resource allocation,                officer has to devote the time to making
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OACP conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3           tactical and strategic planning, and concentrat-             multiple repeat runs to the same problem spot,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Memorable Moments of the 100th Class 4                          ing efforts in a more structured manner.                     why not block out the time to actually prevent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dr. James Daum, Police Psychologist . . . 5                                                                                  what is causing the problem?” says Werner.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               “Community problem-solving, which is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Life + 50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          from the bottom up, works in the same manner.



    difficult news at work, they also left the good stories at the office.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             concepts and turned out attractive layouts that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Honor Guard photo story . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8    The community brings problems to our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Promotions Ceremony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9               attention. We also develop our own projects
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Credit Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10         by looking at such raw data as calls for service,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Transitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10      numbers and types of arrests in an area. We
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Where are they now? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11            analyze it and develop responses to address the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CPD History Published . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          problem and break the cycle,” she says.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               In the past, intelligence efforts often operated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          with a high degree of secrecy and anonymity.



    Plus, once people retired from CPD, they were essentially out of the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             enhanced the content. Rick Adams of Rick
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          While some of that will still go on, more effort
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          is being placed on a symbiotic relationship with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          area residents that must be throughout the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CPD. Of great importance is the fact that ILP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          does not work for “quick fixes” of individual                                                         Honor Guard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          incidents. Its emphasis is on correcting the                                                         photo feature
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          conditions that create the problems. This                                                            on page 7.




    information loop. The news about the many accomplishments that                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Adams Photography has supplemented my
    happened here stayed here.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       photography and done the special or more difficult shots, including
         Among the recommendations in our 2003 final report was that                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  each issue’s popular masthead photo (the one on the upper left front
    an internal newsletter be started to get the good news out to the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                cover). They are both outstanding professionals.
    “CPD family.” Two years later, after Bridges had obtained funding                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thanks also go to my partner, Peter Hollister, and two of
    to underwrite the initial costs, we were asked to come back and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  our HT & A associates, Judith Bogart Meredith and Laura Carr,
    edit/produce a newsletter.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         C I N C I N N A T I                          P O L I C E                   D E P A R T M E N T
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              for their input and assistance along the way.
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         We almost said no. Our firm specializes               BLUE WAVE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Volume II • Number Two • SPRING 2006

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      For the Cincinnati Police Department officers, civilian employees, retirees and their respective families.
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    in research and strategic planning. Although                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Blue Wave’s fourth issue seems the proper
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      time to recognize one of the CPD’s many four-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      legged members on the masthead. In the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      photo’s center is Oscar, a 6-year-old Labrador
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Retriever who is an Explosive Detection
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Canine. Oscar was keenly disappointed that the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      photographer’s studio didn’t have a single
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      explosive device in it. Surrounding him in per-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The eventual solving by Detectives Kurt Ballman and Jeff Schare of the 1961
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            killing of Patrolman Donald Martin has been called “outstanding detective work”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    by Chief of Police Thomas H. Streicher, Jr. and brings closure to one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            of the most troubling homicide cases in CPD history.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C                   newsletter’s success.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bicycles and horses have been used off and on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        by the department for many years. No matter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        how high gas prices may rise, rest assured that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        CPD’s diverse transportation “fleet” will keep
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        rolling…and trotting…along! From the left are:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Officer Elena Moton, Mounted Unit, and her
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        equine partner, Joseph, a 10-year-old American
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Quarter Horse; Lisa Hughes, Clerk Typist 3,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      INCINNATI          SCORES A HIT HOSTING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       NOBLE CONFERENCE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           L                                                aw enforcement officials from across the                  for others. He noted that police departments were



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      fect “Stand! Stay!” formation are (from the                                                                         44 years later                                                                Personnel; Officer Laurie Wobser, Financial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      left): Specialist Jim Bertram, Vice Unit;                                                                                                                                                         Crimes; Bernie Woebkenberg, Operator                                United States and several other nations                  markedly different in 1976 when NOBLE was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Shannon Johnson, Executive Assistant to Police
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OLVING THE MURDER OF                                                                                  Dispatcher, Communications Section; and




    I have edited many publications in my                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         When the first issue was being planned,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Relations Manager; Officer Michael Amman,                                                                                                                                                          Officer Charles Gardner, District 2 Bicycle                     gathered in Cincinnati on July 7-12 to attend                 organized. “Someone else paid the price for you,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tactical Planning Unit (and Oscar’s best friend,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      as well as handler); Sergeant Pete Watts,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      District 2 First Shift and Cathy Hanifin, Clerk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       PATROLMAN DONALD MARTIN                                                                                          Patrol. Photo by Rick Adams.                                   the 30th annual National Organization for Black
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) Training
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Blackwell said. “Now, because of your engage-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ment in . . . your community, you can now
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Typist III, Vice Unit. Photo by Rick Adams.                                                                      Story by Patricia A. Trubow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Conference and Exhibition.                                    celebrate diversity and continue to push for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               It was a quiet shift, and four hours later,                                                                                                  This was the first event held in the newly                other changes.”

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    t started with an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    innocent request     Martin pulled his patrol car into what was then                                                                                               renovated Duke Energy Convention Center. With                      The conference included numerous work-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    on what should       the Nabisco parking lot at 721 Reading Road.                                                                                                  the theme “Acknowledge the past, inspire positive             shops whose subjects ranged from radio commu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                have been a quiet              Martin walked onto the lot of the                                                                                                       change and create a better future,” the conference            nication technology to criminal intelligence



    career, I had not done a newsletter in a long                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             an advisory committee was formed to suggest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                evening. It ended in a   Downtown Mercury Lincoln dealer adjacent to                                                                                                   included a town hall meeting on “Cincinnati’s                 strategies for the future. “The conference,” said
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      INSIDE THIS ISSUE                                                                                                                                                                                 INSIDE THIS ISSUE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                tragedy that remained    the Nabisco lot to look at cars for his growing                                                                                               Youth Gun Violence: Strategies for Prevention.”               Jacksonville Assistant Chief Larry Jones, “offered
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Solving the Murder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1                                    unsolved for more        family. Unfortunately, he found two men in the                                 NOBLE Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1             The forum partnered NOBLE with the Urban                      me a great deal of beneficial information that will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Chief Streicher’s Column . . . . . . . . . . . . 2                                                                 process of stealing a battery from one of the cars                             Chief Streicher’s column . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2           League of Greater Cincinnati, the Uptown                      help me in my career.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Neighborhood Safety (CPOP) . . . . . . . . 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                than 44 years. The                                                                                      Transitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                eventual solving by      on display. On the street a third man waited in a                              Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Consortium, Inc. and the Community Police
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Celebrating our History . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      99th Police Class Grads . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6                                       Detectives Kurt          car, apparently a combination look out and                                     Police Call Boxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6      Partnering Center. Doctors Kenneth Davis,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8                              Ballman and Jeff         getaway driver.                                                                In Memoriam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6        University Hospital and Victor Garcia, University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Transitions/In Memoriam . . . . . . . . . . . . 9                                                                                                                                                 Where are they now? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7          of Cincinnati Hospital and police chiefs from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               When Martin confronted the men, a violent



    time. But I had enjoyed the research project                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              stories and otherwise provide guidance. They
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Where are they now? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Schare of the 1961 killing of Patrolman Donald                                                                                     Torch Run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Martin has been called “outstanding detective       struggle followed. One of the thieves managed to                                                                                              Baltimore, Prince Georges County, Maryland and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     work” by Chief of Police Thomas H. Streicher, Jr.   get Martin’s .38 caliber service revolver from him                                                                                            Forest Park, Ohio joined Richard Pennington,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and brings closure to one of the most troubling     (possibly related to the cross draw holsters that                                                                                             Atlanta Chief of Police and NOBLE President,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     homicide cases in CPD history.                      were then in use). He turned the gun on Martin,                                                                                               and CPD Chief Thomas Streicher in defining the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         shooting him in the chest. Martin turned and                                                                                                  local problem and discussing solutions that have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Executive Manager of Police Relations S. Gregory Baker receives
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Blue Wave is a quarterly publication                       March 1961                                          tried to flee for his life.                                                                                                                    been successful in their respective communities.              special recognition for the city’s sponsorship from NOBLE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Executive Director Jessie Lee. Photo by Abby Myers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      issued by the Cincinnati Police Department                          At 11 p.m. on March 10, 1961, 29-year-old            At that moment Dayton residents Jack                                                                                                                                                    In his
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    at CPD and had a strong vision of what was                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                also opened many doors. BW would not be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and their respective families. Production                      Patrolman Donald Martin came on duty at old         Weiner, Charles Minich, Hugh Moore and                                                                                                                                                   keynote speech          The Cincinnati Convention and Visitors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and distribution costs are underwritten                        District 7. Less than two weeks before, Martin      Harold Stiver were on their way home up                                                                                                                                                  Ohio Secretary     Bureau estimated that over $1.0 million was spent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      by a gift from the National Conference                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      of State Ken       in Cincinnati by conferees during the conference.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      for Community and Justice of Greater                           had passed his fifth anniversary as a policeman.     Reading Road from a night of gambling in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cincinnati.                                                    Secure in his work and future, he and his wife,     Newport, when they heard gunshots and saw a                                                                                                                                              Blackwell          Beyond the positive economic benefits, both
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Gayle, were in the process of adopting a baby and police officer being chased up a parking ramp                                                                                                                                               challenged the     the City and the CPD earned new respect from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Chief of Police
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Colonel Thomas H. Streicher, Jr.                            needed a larger car. Sergeant Hike Bogosian told and around a pole. Martin’s hands were in the air                                                                                                                                           audience to        those who attended. Executive Manager of Police
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CPD Liaison                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 use their posi-    Relations S. Gregory Baker said “When we origi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Lieutenant Tom Lanter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     him that if the shift was quiet he could take a few when Stiver saw one of the men shoot Martin in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Production Supervision                                         minutes to look through some of the car lots in     the back. Martin fell and the shooter fired a final                                                                                                                                        tions of leader-   nally bid for the conference our goal was to afford



    needed. I agreed to return to my editorial                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                what it is today without their input. Some
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Hollister, Trubow & Associates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     his patrol area.                                    round into the back of Martin’s head behind his                                                                                                                                          ship to serve      African-American police executives from across
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Editor and Photographer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Patricia A. Trubow, APR                                                                                         left ear.                                                                                                                                     Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell gave
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  as role models     the nation a first hand experience of what this
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Design                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           keynote address. Photo by George Jones.    and mentors        great city offers. We also wanted to demonstrate
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    to turn it over to someone within CPD after               BLUE WAVE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Volume II • Number Four • FALL 2006

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      For the Cincinnati Police Department officers, civilian employees, retirees and their respective families.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           From the Desk of . . .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     A defining characteristic of Cincinnati both as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     a physical feature and as an integral part of its                 SALUTING THE 100 RECRUIT CLASS!                               TH                                                                 They say good things come in threes,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        so who better to include in the masthead




    a year. For various reasons that did not hap-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             cannot thank them enough for all they did.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     economy, is its location on one of the nation’s                                                                                                                                                    photo of the third issue of The Blue Wave
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     great rivers. That is also why the CPD has                                                                                                                                                         than the White family triplets? The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     officers who participate in the Hamilton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        children, who turned two on October 29,                                                                            Colonel Thomas H. Streicher, Jr.,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     County Police Association’s Underwater Search
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        are wonderful reminders of what the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     & Recovery unit. On the far left is a member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        CPD is all about: insuring a safe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cincinnati Chief of Police
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of that team, CPD Officer Evan Evans. Next
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     to him (and taking care not to rock the boat!)                                                                                                                                                     community for all of our families.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     is Emergency Services Dispatch Supervisor                                                                                                                                                          Wishing everyone a happy and healthy



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Joe Zenni, from Police Communications.                                                                                                                                                             2006 are (from left) Captain Eliot Isaac,                                 uring the recent past, seven Cincinnati            constant evolution of circumstances which
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     On the pier are Administrative Technician                                                                                                                                                          Internal Investigations, keeping a firm                                                                                       required the immediate response of many offi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Marie Houston, Resource Bureau; Sergeant                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Police Officers have confronted suspi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        grip on young Ethan White; Officer                                                                                            cers from a variety of units, sections and dis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Julian Johnson, District 4 and in front,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Robin White, District 3, holding Allyssa;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  cious people under circumstances that



    pen, but what a wonderful ride the experi-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    While Chief Streicher was not on the advi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sergeant Scott Albert, Internal Investigations.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Officer Doug White, District 3, with                            most certainly warranted police intervention. In              tricts. Officers, who initially responded, did so
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Photo by Rick Adams.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Shelby; Jim Olthaus Senior Computer                            each of those situations, our officers were met                with forethought and discipline which ensured
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Programmer Analyst and Stephanie                               with gunfire from .45 caliber weapons at point                 escape routes were quickly sealed and perimeters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Brewer, Emergency Services Dispatch                                                                                          established. This action permitted a methodical,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       blank range. Three of the seven officers received
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Supervisor.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ~Photo by Rick Adams.                                          gunshot wounds; one a grazing wound in the                    calculated and successful search for our suspects.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       right shoulder, one shot in the knee and the                  Supervisors who assumed command of these sit-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       third officer shot in the face. All officers reacted            uations skillfully coordinated the department’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     INSIDE THIS ISSUE                                                                                                                                                                                  INSIDE THIS ISSUE                                              Story by Laura A. Carr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       according to their training and in each situation,            response to crime scenes with obvious attention
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the suspect was apprehended. More importantly,                to the seven critical tasks. The results were out-



    ence has given me.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        sory committee, he was openly supportive and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     100th Recruit Class! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1                                                                                                                                             33 sworn in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       all seven officers exercised incredible self control           standing as safety of all personnel was ensured,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Chief Streicher’s column . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2                                                                                                                                               First women officers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6    Colonel Thomas H. Streicher, Jr., Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory, City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr., and Hamilton County Coroner     Demasi new assistant chief . . . . . . . . . . . 5             in the face of extreme danger and were there-                 crime scenes were secured allowing preservation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Max Luttrell celebrates 51 years . . . . . . . 7                O’dell Owens, MD, MPH, during the opening presentation of the colors. Dr. Owens delivered the graduation address.                  Building bridges at D4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6           fore, able to protect themselves from further                 and recovery of critical evidence, accurate com-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     CPD Womens’ Reunion . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8                                                                                                                                                    Communications supervisors retire . . . . . 8                  injury while continuing into the path of harm’s               munications established and proper guidance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Memorial Wall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9                                                                          excellence placed on the recruits has been a con-                 Transitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9    way. This display of tenacity, determination,                 administered in the management of these criti-

                                                              S
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          eptember 22, 2006, marked a very signifi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Police Museum Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      stant and only the “best of the best” make it
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In Memoriam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9        courage and valor are the benchmarks of police                cal incidents. Implementation of established
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Transitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10           cant event in the history of the Cincinnati                                                                                   Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      through. “These individuals were tested physi-                                                                                   officers whose commitment to excellence has                    procedures ensured resources were deployed suc-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     In Memoriam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10               Police Department: the graduation day for                                                                                     Where are they now? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      cally, mentally and emotionally. They received                                                                                   surpassed the traditional boundaries of standard              cessfully, maximizing the department’s opera-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Where are they now? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11            the 100th Police Recruit Class.



         The Blue Wave (BW) became a labor of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 available to me each issue. I have worked on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1,000 hours of instruction, nearly double the                                                                                    performance.                                                  tional effectiveness and efficiency.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     District 1 receives award . . . . . . . . . . . . 12                Captain Paul Broxterman, commander of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      number of hours that the state of Ohio man-                                                                                            I believe it is important to note that each of               I firmly believe the department’s response to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the Police Academy told the assembly of friends,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      dates. They learned right away the value of                                                                                      these incidents were fluid scenarios marked by a               these incidents should serve as an inspiration to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     family and graduates that when the first
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Academy class of 27 men graduated in 1927                        developing trust with the community by part-                                                                                                                                                                                                continued on page 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     “Calvin Coolidge was president . . . the first                    nering with them in various initiatives . . .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ‘talking movie’ was in                     Whatever the challenges we gave them, they met                                                                                   DO YOU SOLEMNLY SWEAR . . .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           theatres . . . William                     and exceeded expectations,” said Broxterman.                                                                                                                                                                           At their swearing in as new
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           “They began six months ago as 47 individ-                                                                                                                                                                         lieutenants in City Council
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Copeland was in his 15th
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Chambers by Mayor Mark




    love and along the way we made many                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       newsletters where the CEO wanted to be in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           year as Police Chief . . .”                uals and leave today as a team. They are the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Mallory are (from left) Michael
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           He drew laughter from                      100th Recruit Class.”                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fern, Deborah Bauer, Christine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the crowd when he also                          In his remarks to the audience, the                                                                                                                                                                               Briede, Lisa Davis and Brett
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           noted that gas was 21                      Honorable Mark Mallory, Mayor of Cincinnati,                                                                                                                                                                           Isaac. See story and additional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      said “You have the opportunity now to help                                                                                                                                                                             photos on page 3.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           cents a gallon that year.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Broxterman went on                   guide and build the perceptions of our city and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           to say that in the 79 years                help build the city itself. Cincinnati is a city on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           since the first class gradu-                the rise . . . and you are joining the ranks of city
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ated, the demand for                       service at a great time in our history.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Class Valedictorian Adam Savino marching into the graduation ceremony.            continued on page 4




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        every picture, every story. In contrast, Chief Streicher has always                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tom Waller, Katie Werner, and Jim Whalen. There are more who
        wanted to focus on others and was integral in one of BW’s most                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               have assisted and I wish I could list every single one of you. The
        popular features: the masthead photo. When several design concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           people who were interviewed were gracious and generous with their
        were presented to him before the first issue, he liked our top recom-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         time and information. You all made my work a lot of fun.
        mendation, but asked if instead of a line drawing representing officers,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Once again, thank you all. The Blue Wave has been a wonderful
        we could have a photo of people who actually worked here, including                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          journey and we at HT & A are proud of our relationship with the
        civilian employees. We loved the idea and I made the decision                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Cincinnati Police Department.
        to make it a different group of people each time. As of this issue,
        95 different people (plus one dog and one horse!) have appeared                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              C I N C I N N A T I                        P O L I C E             D E P A R T M E N T                                                                                            C I N C I N N A T I                 P O L I C E             D E P A R T M E N T                                                                                           C I N C I N N A T I                  P O L I C E               D E P A R T M E N T



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        in those masthead photos.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   BLUE WAVE                                         Volume V • Number Two • SPRING 2009

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    For the Cincinnati Police Department officers, civilian employees, retirees and their respective families.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      BLUE WAVE                               Volume V • Number Three • SUMMER 2009

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      For the Cincinnati Police Department officers, civilian employees, retirees and their respective families.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                BLUE WAVE                                    Volume V • Number One • WINTER 2009

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                For the Cincinnati Police Department officers, civilian employees, retirees and their respective families.




              Lieutenant Kurt Byrd, who was the public information officer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CPD & UC PARTNER ON                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2008 CRIME STOPPERS REPORT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Bikes have been used off and on through-                                                                                                                                             Posing for our summer masthead are: (from                                                                                                                                Our masthead photo for this issue of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     out the years as a way of transporting                                                                                                                                               left) Officer Melissa Emody, District 3;                    Criminal Investigations                                                                                       The Blue Wave pays tribute to the men
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     officers quickly through congested streets.                                                                                                                                           E911 Operator Andrew Threatts,                                                                                                                                           and women who have served in District 3.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CHIEF’S SCHOLARS PROGRAM                                                                                                                                                    CPD WINS MAJOR
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     While there is an aspect of fun to bike                                                                                                                                              Communications; Supervising Clerk Perry                                                                                                                                  These five retirees all served at least one                           rime Stoppers, the partnership between community citizens, the media and law enforcement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     riding, anyone who questions the serious-                                                                                                                                            Miler, Records; Officer Darryl Tyus,                                                                                                                                      assignment in that District. They are the                            agencies, has completed another successful year of operation. Since it began in February 1981,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                By Sergeant Danita Kilgore
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      INTERNATIONAL AWARD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ness of the jobs these officers do needs only                                                                                                                                         Motorcycle Unit; and Officer Al Staples,                                                                                                                                  first retirees ever featured on a masthead                            the organization has been involved in the solution of 13,088 cases of varying degrees of seri-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     to look at recent events for confirmation of                                                                                                                                          District 1. With Emody regularly in a                                                                                                                                    photo and are all profiled in the page 11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ousness in the Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky-Southeastern Indiana region.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the effectiveness of their work in difficult                                                                                                                                          patrol car, Tyus on a motorcycle and                                                                                                                                     “Where in the World Are They Now”


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     situations. This month’s masthead features:                          he Cincinnati Police Department (CPD) and the University of Cincinnati’s (UC) Division                          Staples on a Segway, they have kept CPD                                                                                                                                  column. They are (from the left) Officer                          In a recent case, three separate tips called in to Crime Stoppers resulted in the arrest of Tracey



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     T
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (left to right) Officer Wiley Ross,                                   of Criminal Justice have partnered in a new program designed to bring the latest advances                       rollin’ on the river in more ways than one.                          he International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) West Award for Excellence                   (and later Police Technician) Charlie Klug,                 Love and Kristie Ragster-Peterson. Following a Christmas Eve robbery in Westwood, a suspect fled
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     District 4; Officer Charles Kilgore,                                  in criminology into local policing practices.                                                                                            Photo by Rick Adams                                                                                                                             Captain Heydon Thompson, Lieutenant                         from the scene with Officer Jacob Mapel in pursuit. Shots were fired at the officer and Mapel returned



        when BW started, was unfailingly helpful those first few issues when                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Vortex; Specialist Jenny Ventre,                                                                                                                                                                                                                          in Criminal Investigations will be given this year to the Cincinnati Police                         Russell Poland (who at almost 93 years of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Beginning last fall, the program placed three CPD officers in UC’s one-year fast-track master’s                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          fire. No one was hit, but the suspect and the woman driving him escaped. Over the next several days,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Downtown Services/District 1; Specialist                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Department (CPD). The West Award will be presented at the IACP annual                               age has the distinction of being CPD’s old-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Jason Lamb, Vortex and Officer Stephen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   program in Criminal Justice. This June they will graduate with master’s degrees. The first three                                                                                                                                                                                                 est living retiree), Lieutenant Ed Harris, Jr.,             Crime Stoppers received three tips. The first identified Love as the suspect. The second, called in from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Vender, Vortex.                                               program participants are:                                                                                                                                                         conference in Denver this October.                                                                            and Captain Phyllis Caskey.                                 Flint, Michigan, said he was in Flint and gave the address where the vehicle had been left. Based on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Photo by Rick Adams                                           • Lieutenant Bret T. Isaac (joined CPD 1989), bachelor’s degree in                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Photo by Rick Adams               that, the car was found and impounded. The third tip, also called in from Flint, led to the location
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         More than 100 international law enforcement agencies submitted nominations in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2006 in Organizational Leadership Xavier University.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             where Love and Ragster-Peterson were hiding, and the two were arrested.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     competition which recognizes exceptional innovation in investigative techniques, as well as                                                                                    “It has been shown time and again that this system works. People trust that they can give infor-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Specialist Lesa Smith (joined CPD 1990), bachelor’s degree in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mation anonymously, not putting themselves at risk, and at the same time help us solve a crime,” said
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Criminal Justice from UC in 2000.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     significant contributions to the art or science of criminal investigations.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Sergeant William Hahn.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         In 2008, CPD began working with the Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV),



        I was unknown and encountering a level of suspicion. He deserves
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     INSIDE THIS ISSUE                                                                      • Specialist Joseph Coombs (joined CPD 1999), bachelor’s degree in                            INSIDE THIS ISSUE                                                                                                                                                        INSIDE THIS ISSUE                                                A partial list of statistics for the crimes solved in 2008 due to tips received follows:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2005 in Criminal Justice from UC                                                                                                                       the University of Cincinnati (UC) Policing Institute, and other county, state and federal law                                                                                                CASES SOLVED       886                                  NARCOTICS             86
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Chief ’s Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2                                                                                                                              Chief ’s Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2                                                                                                                  Chief ’s Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2                           HOMICIDE         30            PAROLE VIOLATIONS/OTHER FELONY             170
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The program’s goal is to take the latest information taught on best practices in law enforcement                                                                           enforcement agencies in what was to become the largest criminal gang investigation and                                                                                            FELONIOUS/AGGR. ASSAULT        52           PROBATION VIOLATIONS/OTHER MISD             160
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Police Clergy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3                                                                                                                          Port Security Grant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3                                                                                                                  CPD at the Inauguration . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and use Chief ’s Scholars students to bring them to CPD for application in local policing challenges.                                                                             prosecution in the history of Hamilton County.                                                                                                                                      KIDNAPPING/ABDUCTION          7                              GUNS INVOLVED             78
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     District 2 Investigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4               Police Chief Thomas H. Streicher Jr., says, “One of the most profound partnerships we have                      Kobe made “Honorary Chief ” . . . . . . . . 3                                                                                                                            District 3 Centennial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4                               ASSAULT        12                            GUNS RECOVERED              12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Awards section starts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4       developed has been with the University of Cincinnati’s Policing Institute...[which]...is held in very high             Unsung Heroes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4        A database tailored specifically for the collection and management of information with                     102nd Recruit Class Graduates . . . . . . . . 6                                         RAPE        4                                     ARRESTS           501
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             DOMESTIC VIOLENCE        43                               PERSONS TRIED           187
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Updating beneficiaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9         esteem across the nation and around the world... This program is designed to better prepare the future                 Canine Squad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6   the Northside Taliband gang. Officers from several sections of the Department worked over                      Mounted Patrol Graduation . . . . . . . . . . 8                        AGGRAVATED ROBBERY          37                         PERSONS CONVICTED             161
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Transitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10    leaders of this agency to address the challenges they are going to confront in the near future and in the              Police Memorial Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7        six months conducting surveillance and collecting evidence. Under the leadership of Dr.                       Holiday Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9                              THEFT       47                      PROP./NARCOTICS RCVRD        $81,805
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              BURGLARY OR B&E         36                         APPROVED PAYOUTS         $159,500




        credit for suggesting one of BW’s most popular features, the “Where
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Where are they now? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11          long term.”                                                                                                            CPD is Top Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7                                                                                                                    Transitions/In Memorian . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Robin Engel and four of her UC graduate students, a database was developed tailored                                                                                                                TRAFFIC      112                             ACTUAL PAYOUTS       $144,200
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dr. Ed Latessa, Division Head of the UC’s Division of Criminal Justice says, “It’s a big honor                  Appreciation & Achievement Awards . . . 8                                                                                                                                Where In the World? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   for our division to add this Chief ’s Scholars Program to our roster of excellent partnerships with                                                                               specifically for the collection and management of information on the Taliband gang.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In Memoriam/Transitions . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   professional groups in our field. It is not only helpful to have some of the brightest Cincinnati Police                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The centennial of the building
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Where are they now? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11       Gang activity was also systematically documented across social internet sites. For the first
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   personnel in our classes, but it also adds to the overall academic environment for our faculty and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  which houses District 3 was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          students to add the perspective they bring being                                                                           time, social network analysis software that is utilized in business research was applied to                                                                                                                                                       celebrated on December 14, 2008,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          current in the field of our classroom discussions.”                                                                         identify and validate the gang’s activities and the relationships between members and other                                                                                                                                                       with a rededication ceremony. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dr. Robin Engel, an Associate Professor of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             memorabilia on display at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     individuals in the community.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Criminal Justice and the director of UC’s Policing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           event included this rare interior



        in the World Are They Now?” stories on retirees.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Institute, says that the program’s goal is to help                                                                             To date, a total of 71 gang members and associates have been arrested and several face                                                                                                                                                        photo (circa 1948) of the first
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          bridge the gap between what is being taught in the                                                                         federal charges that carry life imprisonment terms.                                                                                                                                                                                               floor main area features (left to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          realm of research versus what practices are being                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            right) Patrolman Ray Pratt,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          employed in the field. “You are seeing things move                                                                              The success of this investigation has led to a more sophisticated, data drive approach                                                                                                                                                        Lieutenant Bill Stath, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          in the direction of intelligence-led policing,” Engel                                                                      with a new focus on group enforcement. The Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services has                                                                                                                                                            Patrolman Joe Gramke. A small
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          says. “We are increasingly able to use data and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              portion of the original decorative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     identified the CPD/UC research team as modeling best practices in gang enforcement. In
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          information to guide policies and practices.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 stamped tin ceiling can be seen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Everything is becoming more quantitative, and                                                                              addition, members of the District 1 Violent Crimes and the UC academic team all received                                                                                                                                                          at the top of the photo. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ceiling is still in place, but is



              In addition to those who served on the Communications
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          that is going to help create opportunities for more                                                                        words in May for their work from the Hamilton County Law Enforcement Community
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Specialist Joseph Coombs, Specialist Lesa Smith and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          creative approaches in how to reduce crime.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 now covered by a dropped ceiling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lieutenant Bret Isaac are the first three to take part                                                                                                                            (see related story on pages 8 & 9).                                                                                                                                                                                                               with acoustical tile. See story
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   in the Chief ’s Scholars Program at UC.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       that begins on page 4.




        Advisory Council, assistance was provided by many people who
        shared photos they had shot, suggested stories or alerted me to events.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 • 18 issues between Summer 2005 and Winter 2011
        They have checked spelling of names, verified facts, looked up eso-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 141 award recipients covered
        teric, but necessary, data for articles, kept me from making a faux pas,
        or otherwise assisted. Rarely a week has gone by without an e-mail                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 8 graduations covered (98th through 102nd Academy
        from someone with a great idea. I am sorry I could not act on them                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        classes, 2 canine and 1 mounted)
        all. There was one story, however, that I am deeply grateful I never
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • roughly 800 different officers, civilian employees,
        had cause to write: no officers have been killed in the line
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  volunteers, retirees, and family members
        of duty during my tenure.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  photographed at least once (about 90 percent
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                                                                                                                                                                               Praise goes to the Special Events Unit for
                                                                                                                                                                               their on-going and outstanding work.
                                                                                                                                                                               Whether it is a small street party, a Bengals
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 AUTOMATIC LICENSE PLATE RECOGNITION
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 HELPS CATCH CRIMINALS ON THE MOVE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Where in the World stories on 78 retirees (and one
                    S  W
every recruit from the first day forward.
As the 102nd Recruit Class members
knuckle down to their studies, here are five
                                                                                            ERVICE EAPON
                                                                                                                                                                               or Reds game, or a major conference, this
                                                                                                                                                                               seven-person unit is ready to juggle a myri-
                                                                                                                                                                               ad of details to keep people safe and traffic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The Department’s
faces whose smiles...and frowns...each                                                                                                                                         flowing. Five of their team took a few
                                                                                                                         “In a chase guns can be dropped and we

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                                                                       he innovative new Smith & Wesson



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  retired horse)
future graduate will come to know well in                                                                                                                                      moments out from a busy day’s work with                                                                                                                    Information Technology
the months ahead. Seated in the center is                              Military & Police 9mm (M&P9)                 need to know that they will shoot reliably as              the National Baptist Convention to pose                                                                                                                    Section (ITS) staff started look-
                                                                                                                    soon as a cop picks them back up.”


                                                            but other people who
Sergeant Dwayne Wilson. Surrounding                                    service weapon now carried by                                                                           for our Fall masthead photo. They are: (left
him from the left are: Lieutenant Christine                                                                                                                                    to right) Clerk-Typist 3 Kelly Cobb,                                                                                                                       ing at the systems in mid-
                                                              Cincinnati Police Department (CPD)                         The abuse went far beyond that, however.
Briede, Assistant Training Section                                                                                                                                             Sergeant Greg Lewton, Lieutenant                                                                                                                           2007. That September PIPS
Commander; Officer Terrence White,                             officers is one that was literally “made to            The guns were submerged in a sticky mud                    Anthony Carter, Sergeant Tim Fritz and                                                                                                                     Technology in Knoxville
Firearm Instructor; Captain Paul                              order” for the Department.                            puddle, doused with water and left to sit                  Clerk-Typist 3 Suzanne Brookins.
Broxterman, Training Section Commander;                                                                                                                                                                Photo by Rick Adams                                                                                                                loaned the CPD a model to try
                                                                   When the decision was made to look for           overnight in a plastic bag, dropped multiple
and Dr. Deborah Federbush, Curriculum                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     free of charge for 30 days.
Supervisor.                                                   something to replace the Smith & Wesson               times, and subjected to 2,200 continuous
                        Photo by Rick Adams                                                                         rounds of fire in a 45-minute period. “We                                                                                                                                                                              Overwhelmingly pleased with
                                                              5946 Double Action Only pistols, a number
                                                                                                                    had a recruit class come out, line up, fire a                                                                                                                                                                          the results, CPD purchased
                                                              of different models and manufacturers were
                                                                                                                    couple of magazines each, and hand off to                                                                                                                                                                             seven units in April. “Each unit



                                                            have been particularly
                                                              considered. But once the Smith & Wesson
                                                                                                                    the next person. This is far more use than                 INSIDE THIS ISSUE                                                                                                                                          costs $25,000 so it is a serious
                                                              M&P9 was tested, the decision became
                                                                                                                    any of our guns will receive and the guns                                                                                                                                                                             investment. We hope to have
                                                              relatively easy, according to Sergeant Randy
                                                              Rengering, commander of the Firearms                  stood up to it,” said Rengering.                           New Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1                                                                                                      around 14 or 15 before long,”
                                                                                                                                                                               Chief column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
                                                              Training Unit.                                             Officer Ron Janke said that he was often                                                                                                                                                                          said Butler. Currently District
                                                                                                                                                                               Convention feedback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Officer Josh Phillips demonstrates running a wild card scan on a partial plate number. The     1 and 5 each have two units
                                                                   Smith & Wesson provided Rengering                on the phone with Smith & Wesson engi-                     Emergency Text Messaging . . . . . . . . . . . 5             system pulls up all license plates that CPD’s ALPR system has scanned, showing the full plate
                                                              with three early models of the pistol for             neers while out on the range testing the gun.              Police Women Reunion . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6             number and a photo of the car made at the time the plate was read.                            and the other districts have one
                                                                                                                    “I’d tell them what the gun was or wasn’t                  National Night Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8                                                                                                      each. However, units are moved
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                                                            helpful through
                                                              than T&E. We abused them,” he says. In                doing, and they’d be figuring out how to                    Transitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        around and shared as needed.                                                                                                   C I N C I N N A T I                       P O L I C E                 D E P A R T M E N T                                                                                        C I N C I N N A T I                  P O L I C E            D E P A R T M E N T                                                                                          C I N C I N N A T I                   P O L I C E              D E P A R T M E N T
Chief Streicher’s Column . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
                                                              fact, the first thing Rengering did was take           correct it and would send new ones to test.”               Where In the World? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (CPD) now has Automatic License                                      Each car carrying ALPR has three camera
Police Memorial Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3                                                                                                                                                                                                      Plate Recognition systems (ALPR)
                                                              all three of the pistols out to the concrete          Although Smith & Wesson had done their                                                                                                                                                              units on its roof. A unit consists of two cam-
101st Academy Class Graduation . . . . . . 6
Transitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8   pad at the firing range and throw them                 own testing, the grueling workouts the CPD                                                                              installed in seven vehicles and the results have                            eras: a regular camera and an Infrared camera                                                                                  The                                                                                                                                                                              The                                                                                                                                                                      The


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Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10   across it, as hard as he could. Then he and           team put the M&P9 through enabled the                                                                                   everyone – except criminals – happy.                                        that can read plates at night or in rain or snow.
Where In the World Are They Now? . . 11
                                                              his staff began test firing.                           company to fine tune the pistol to meet the                                                                                     “I can probably remember 10 or 15 plates A pair on the driver’s side goes out 38-feet to
                                                                                                                    Department’s specifications.                                                                                             off the top of my head each day,” said Captain read the front plates of on-coming cars. A unit
                                                                                                                                                        continued on page 4                                                                 Jeff Butler. “After that, it starts getting confus-                         on the passenger side goes out 28-feet reading



                                                            the years are: Joann
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ing. Nationally there are literally thousands of                            the plates of cars being passed and the final
                                                                                                                                         POLICE MEMORIAL DAY                                                                                plates associated with some type of crime and                               pair, also on the passenger side and set at right                                                                                                                             Volume VI • Number Two • SPRING 2010                                                                                                                                    Volume VI • Number Three • SUMMER 2010                                                                                                                                        Volume VI • Number One • WINTER 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            these people are on the move, but we don’t                                  angles, reads 8-feet out the cars being passed in
                                                                                                                                         Celebrating Today’s Heroes...                                                                      always know where to.”                                                      a parking lot.                                                                                                                 For the Cincinnati Police Department officers, civilian employees, retirees and their respective families.                                                                       For the Cincinnati Police Department officers, civilian employees, retirees and their respective families.                                                                 For the Cincinnati Police Department officers, civilian employees, retirees and their respective families.
                                                                                                                                         and Remembering the Fallen.                                                                               The ALPR system reads a license plate,                                     The plate number captured is compared                    Cincinnati has a growing national repu-                                                                                                                                             The sworn and civilian members of the
                                                                                                                                         See page 3.                                                                                        runs the number through CPD’s computers,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and feeds back information in 1.5 seconds. It
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        with data bases CPD has installed. Those are                   tation for a downtown that is pleasant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and secure for visitors, residents, and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       CITY COUNCIL APPROVES FUNDS                                                                         CPD who work in the districts are the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           heart of policing. They are the front line
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 JOINT INVESTIGATION BRINGS                                                                         The strength of the partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    between CPD and researchers at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           CPD AND THE SYNERGY OF
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the National Crime Information Center data,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           FOR WELCOME CENTER
                                                                                                                                         (From the left) Officer David                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               University of Cincinnati has not only
                                                                                                                                         Howard, Specialist Ingrid Weber,                                                                   lets the officer know if the vehicle, or a person                            Law Enforcement Automated Data System                          people who work in the area’s businesses.                                                                                                                                           of defense on issues of public safety and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  INDICTMENTS IN WEST END                                                                           won international acclaim for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PARTNERSHIPS . . . 1+1=3
                                                            Alexander, Greg
                                                                                                                                         Officer Laura Sadowski and                                                                          associated with that vehicle, is wanted for                                                                                                The partnership between CPD and                                                                                                                                                     assistance. We are recognizing their                                                                                                                                     Department for the success of its crim-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        run by the Ohio State Patrol, and the Regional                                                                                                                                          and worked towards that with one of the lead

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    O
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       DCI that works towards this is a fea-                                  n May 12, the Cincinnati City                                                                                work in this edition’s masthead photo.
                                                                                                                                         Sergeant Louise Shields raise their                                                                some reason enabling the officer to take                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Prosecutor’s Office; and the Hamilton County              inal investigation work and resulted in


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Crime Information Center data.                                 tured story in this issue. Our masthead                                Council voted 8-0 to approve                      developers, Trent Germano. Once we all                     Left to right are: Clerk-Typist II                                    n 18-month joint investigation by
                                                                                                                                         hands in salute to fallen officers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            appropriate action.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     a safer Cincinnati for all of us, but also                                                             By Peter Hollister
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       photo is therefore featuring some of the                               $950,000 in funds for the building                agreed on the concept, the particulars were                Michelle Comarata from District Three;                                federal, state, and local law enforce-    Probation Department.                                    provided a mutually valuable learning
                                                                                                                                         Photo by Specialist John Homan                                                                                                                                                                                continued on page 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Dr. Deborah Federbush is the Curriculum


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       District One leadership team (at the                                                                                     worked out.”                                               Specialist Frank Fede from District Two;                                                                             Since these arrests, members of the                 experience for CPD officers and the                                 artnerships, it has been said, create the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    of a new “Welcome Center” as part of The                                                                                                                                                     ment resulted in indictments and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       time of the photo) that helps make this                                                                                                                                             Officer Toni Savard from District Five;                                                                                                                                   university students. From the left are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Banks project. A portion of this will be used to                 The new Welcome Center will be staffed                                                                           arrest warrants for 27 people for drug and           Hamilton County Probation Department,                                                                                       added value that individual organiza-          Supervisor for the Police Academy and one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       partnership successful. From the left are:                                                                                                                                          Detective Rick Malone from District                                                                                                                                      Specialist Lisa Dotson, D1 Investigative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Sergeant David Damico, Lieutenant                            house the Downtown Services Unit. About 50                  by police 24/7 and offers far more than a place            One; and Timekeeper Marcy Lamb                             weapons offenses. Teams of officers spent             the Ohio Adult Parole Authority, and the                                                                                    tions need to maximize their effective-        who particularly values the partnership support
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Unit, Officer Matthew Hert,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Marilee Neudigate, Sergeant Kathy                            sworn and civilian personnel will be moved                  to report a crime. Designed to have a more                 from District Four.                                                                                             Cincinnati Police Vortex Unit have conducted             D2 Investigative Unit, UC Graduate                                                                                CPD shares with local college and university
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      a day in late June taking the individuals                                                                                                                                ness. Positive interactions between two or



                                                            Baker, Debbie Bauer,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Horn, Personnel Coordinator for the                          into the facility, making them among the first               “user friendly” atmosphere than a typical police                              ~Photo by Rick Adams                                                                                                                                  Student Davin Hall, Specialist Patrick
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Volunteers in Policing Diane Cappel,                                                                                                                                                                                                           into custody.                                        home visits with probationers and parolees to                                                                                                                              academic programs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    to occupy The Banks.                                        station, it will put a true emphasis on being                                                                                                                                                                                       Moran, D2 Investigative Unit, and                          more organizations usually make each stronger
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Mounted Patrol Sergeant Matt                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In the fall of 2008, a dramatic rise in vio-    inform them of opportunities, options and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         In speaking in favor of the Welcome                    welcoming. If someone just wants to escape                                                                                                                                                                                          Officer Kahlya Derkson, D3.                                 and better than they might be otherwise.                    Dr. Federbush cites as one example the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Cornacchione, and Captain Terri                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     assistance in making positive changes in their                             Photo by Rick Adams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the heat for a few minutes, pick up a map,                                                                            lent crime in the West End led to a statistical                                                                                                                                                                                 program that allows graduates of the Police
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Theetge. ~Photo by Rick Adams                                Center, City Councilman Jeff Berding said,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      “This is definitely true with the CPD,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      analysis of 125 felonious assaults involving         lives. The arrests represent delivery on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “This helps rent apartments, helps attract                  even use a restroom, the Welcome Center will                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Academy to enroll in several local universities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     INSIDE THIS ISSUE                                                                                                                                                                    INSIDE THIS ISSUE                                           firearms and homicides. Twenty percent of the         promise of the Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce          INSIDE THIS ISSUE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               according to Captain Paul Humphries,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    investors and hotels, helps sell condominiums,              be open to help.                continued on page 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Violence (CIRV): When a member of a group                                                                           Commander of the Police Academy. “Over                 which recognize the quality and comprehen-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    helps get retail space. This is a big aid to the                                                                                                                                  offenses were found to have had Tot Lot Posse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Chief ’s Column . . . . . . . . . . . . .2                                                                                                                                           Tot Lot Gang Arrests . . . . . . . . .1                     members as either victims or suspects. The           or gang engages in violence, the full resources         Synergy of Partnerships . . . . . . . 1                     the years the Department has established               siveness of the Academy’s curriculum by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    developer. It is certainly good for the City



        Christine Briede, Mark Briede, Sharon Byrd, Glenna Carter, Phyllis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     OCPA Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3                       because we want a vibrant Banks where the                                                                             Chief ’s Column . . . . . . . . . . . . .2                  Cincinnati Police Department (CPD) worked            of law enforcement will be brought to prose-            Chief ’s column . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2                 partnership arrangements with literally dozens         awarding credit hours toward an Associates or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     DCI Partnership (Part 2) . . . . . .4                          public feels safe and confident to come…”                                                                              Torch Run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3                with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms        cute the entire gang to the maximum extent              Traffic Grant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3                of organizations in the Greater Cincinnati             a Baccalaureate degree from that university.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Rotary and Girl Scout Awards . .6                                   Because there is so much growth and                                                                              CPD Videographers . . . . . . . . . .4                      and Explosives, the Ohio Adult Parole                of the law.                                             Making Strides team . . . . . . . . . 3                                                                            For example, a Police Academy graduate can
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               area and beyond.” Some of these partnerships
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     New Canine Teams . . . . . . . . . .7                          increase in activities in downtown, the                                                                               Credit Union Celebrates                                     Authority, and the Hamilton County Probation              “[These] arrests continue to show that             K-9 Grant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               have been short-term, for a single purpose,            receive 45 credit hours from Cincinnati State
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Police Memorial Week . . . . . . . .8                          Department has wanted to be more obviously                                                                                 75 Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6              Department to identify approximately 70              the Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence            Holiday events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and many of them have continued on and                 Technical and Community College, 24 from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    in the downtown scene. Lieutenant Colonel                                                                                                                                         members of this gang.                                is working,” Mayor Mark Mallory said. “We
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Anglers Association . . . . . . . . . . .9                                                                                                                                           HCPA Award Winners . . . . . . . .8                                                                                                                                      Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    James L. Whalen said, “Given the renaissance                                                                                                                                                                                           are going to do what is necessary to keep this                                                                      provided additional value for the CPD and              Xavier University, 22 from Thomas More
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     CPD Supports CancerFree Kids .9                                                                                                                                                      Transitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10                    During the course of the investigation,                                                                 Transitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    of the central business district and the river-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   College and 18 from UC.



        Caskey, Fran Cihon, Cindy Combs, Matt Cornacchione, Mike
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ATF agents and CPD officers purchased or              community safe.”                                                                                                    for the partner organizations. True synergy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Transitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10                  front over the last five years, we’ve recognized                                                                       Museum Story . . . . . . . . . . . . .10                                                                                                                                 In Memoriam . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      recovered 41 firearms and more than 1300                   Assistant Police Chief James L. Whalen                                                                         often results.                                              Dr. Federbush also reports that the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     In Memoriam . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10                      the need for the Cincinnati Police Department                                                                         Where in the World . . . . . . . . .11                                                                                                                                   Where in the World . . . . . . . . 11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      grams of crack cocaine. The investigation that       said “… the entire law enforcement community                                                                                                                               Ohio Police Officer’s Training Commission
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Where in the World . . . . . . . . .11                         (CPD) to have a more visible presence. We can                                                                         In Memoriam . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11                                                                                                                                Museum Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      began in November 2008 has become the                stands united in fulfilling our CIRV promise                                                                                                                                is working on an initiative that will hopefully
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Linda Day Retires . . . . . . . . . . .12                      tell people it is safe, but the public has to have                                                                    Career Education Camp . . . . . .12                                                                                                                                                                                                  EDUCATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      largest criminal conspiracy prosecution case         with the members of the Tot Lot Posse. It is                                                                                                                               result in standardization of the number of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    that perception themselves for them to feel                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                “The Department’s partnerships are not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      in the history of the CPD.                           our hope that the West End community will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    comfortable being downtown. Greater visibility                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             limited to one segment of the community.”              credit hours colleges and universities across
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    will help us achieve that.”                                                                                                                                                            The ATF and CPD led the team of                 see this as an opportunity to reclaim their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Humphries added. “We are actively working              Ohio will award as a result of graduation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           neighborhood.”


        Cureton, Vince Demasi, Michelle Faulkner, Eric Franz, Gloria Frye-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Whalen said that when the City and the                                                                                                                                       investigators. Participants included the US
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                “This is a great example of ATF and CPD                                                                        with almost all of the colleges and universities       from police academies.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    developers offered the CPD an opportunity to                                                                                                                                      Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Ohio;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    have a facility in The Banks, the Department’s                                                                                                                                    the US Marshals Service, Southern District of        working together and removing violent crimi-                                                                        in the area, with businesses and corporations,              Another activity with academic institu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    leadership was interested, as long as the facility          Police Memorial Week was held May 9-15 this year.                                                                                                                          nals from the streets of Cincinnati. ATF is                                                                                                                                tions that Dr. Federbush feels was helpful to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Several hundred officers, non-sworn personnel, retirees,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ohio; the Ohio Attorney General’s Office of                                                                                                                               with cultural organizations, with health and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    met certain criteria. “We didn’t want just a                family and friends, took part in the parade and                                                                       Criminal Justice Services; the Ohio Adult            committed to continuing our support of                                                                              welfare services and programs and with                 both the colleges and the CPD was last year’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    desk and a phone. We wanted a real presence                 ceremonies held on May 10. Each district also held its                                                                Parole Authority; the Hamilton County                CIRV, said Brandt Schenken, Assistant Special
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                own event for the residents in their service area. See                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         community organizations.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Agent in Charge, ATF Columbus Field Division.                                                                                                                                                            continued on page 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                story on page 8 about the District Four Open House.




        Everson, Jerry Gramke, Dan Hils, John Homan, Paul Humphries,
        Eliot Isaac, Shannon Johnson, Danita Kilgore, Marcy Lamb, Tom
        Lind, Alan March, Marilee Neudigate, Mike Neville, Russ Neville,
        Larry Powell, Dick Schmalz, Louise Shields, Terri Theetge,




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                                                    T H E         B L U E            W A V E




    ROTARY CLUB AWARDS
    Several members of the Cincinnati Police        aided by fellow officers. As a second officer        worked closely with other law enforcement
    Department (CPD) were honored on                left his car, he was shot in the leg and           agencies at local, county, state and federal
    Dec. 9, 2010, by the Rotary Club of             returned fire despite falling to the ground.        levels. In 2003 he implemented a coopera-
    Cincinnati.                                     Although unable to stand, when he saw the          tive effort involving personnel in both the
                                                    shooter turn his attention towards other           Investigations and Patrol Bureaus using sta-
    Valor/Hero                                      officers, the wounded officer shot a second          tistical analysis and citizen input to identify
    Central Vice Control Section (CVCS) offi-        volley of gunfire to protect them. The              problem areas and target the drug offenses,
    cers were recognized for their actions this     CVCS officers displayed courage and poise           violent crimes, and prostitution there. He
    past September 18 when they saw members         in the face of a life-threatening incident.        consistently demonstrates a high standard
    of the Iron Horsemen motorcycle gang out-       Because they are undercover, their com-            of professionalism and a management style
    side a bar in Camp Washington. Because of       mander, Paul Neudigate, accepted on                that inspires the performance of all who
    recent assaults during hostile “takeovers” of   their behalf.                                      serve with him. He combines his enthusi-
    liquor businesses by rival gang members,                                                           asm and “can do” attitude with integrity
    the officers investigated. One gang member       Superior Achievement                               and expertise to promote CPD’s vision
    opened fire on both uniformed and plain-         Lieutenant Arthur Frey was honored                 statement. Frey has served with complete
    clothes officers as they approached. The         for his 35-year career of civic service.           dedication to the Department and the
    CVCS officers returned fire to protect            Throughout his career, Frey has shown a            City in all his assignments. He is the last
    themselves and others. One officer was           strong work ethic, outstanding investigative       active CPD officer to have served in the
    struck down by the suspect’s gunfire; despite    skills and leadership abilities. As a supervisor   Vietnam War.
    his wound he dragged himself to cover           in the Central Vice Control Section, he has


                                                    Career Enhancement
                                                    Sergeant Joseph Milek was honored for his exemplary performance and continued efforts




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                                                    to improve himself professionally. He joined the CPD in 1993 after serving in the US Air
                                                    Force, and his excellence as a beat officer soon led to assignments in the Central Vice
                                                    Control Section, the Neighborhood Unit, and as District Investigator. Promoted to
                                                    Sergeant in 2001, he has continued to distinguish himself in Internal Investigations, Central
                                                    Vice Control, Inspections, and the Vortex Unit. Milek recently coordinated Over-the-
                                                    Rhine’s efforts in the Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence project. A graduate of the
                                                    Southern Police Institute’s Administrative Officers Course, he recently completed a master’s
                                                    degree in criminal justice at Xavier University, and is now an adjunct professor for Xavier.
                                                    Milek is considered an outstanding role model for other officers and a superior supervisor.

                                                    Administrative Excellence
                                                    Sergeant Danita Kilgore was recognized for excellent execution of administrative duties.




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                                                    In her various assignments since joining the CPD in 1998, she has been a dedicated, con-
                                                    scientious professional. Currently the Public Information Officer and Executive Officer to
                                                    the Police Chief, Kilgore coordinates media relations and is a liaison with other agencies
                                                    and community organizations. She participated in the Cincinnati Chamber’s C-Change
                                                    Leadership Development program for young professionals. As a member of the Mayor’s
                                                    Young Professionals Kitchen Cabinet she worked to increase awareness of infant mortality
                                                    and ways to reduce it. Currently enrolled in the Urban League’s African American
                                                    Leadership Development Program for emerging leaders, Kilgore uses her intellect, work
                                                    ethic, strength of character and tenacity to succeed.




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                         C I N C I N N A T I                        P O L I C E                 D E P A R T M E N T




                                                                                                                                   IN
                             TRANSITIONS                                                                                           MEMORIAM
 PROMOTIONS                                           RETIREMENTS                                             The Personnel Unit received notice that the
                                                      The following individuals retired between               following individuals passed away between
 Congratulations to the following employees
                                                      August 1 and December 31. We are grateful               August 1 and December 31, 2011. We
 who were promoted between August 1 and
                                                      for their years of service to the Department            remember their service to the Department and
 December 31.
                                                      and wish them a long and happy retirement.              wish to express our condolences to their
 Promotions – Sworn Personnel                         They will be missed.                                    respective families.
 Lieutenant Paul Neudigate to Captain, Central        45 years                                                Officer George Schneider, of Cincinnati, died
 Vice Control                                         • Captain Richard Schmalz, Communications               August 4, 2010, at age 87, served from 1951-
 Sergeant Jay Johnstone to Lieutenant, District 4       (41 years with CPD, 4 with City)                      1976
 Sergeant Aaron Jones to Lieutenant, Internal         38 years                                                Sergeant William C. Wietmarschen, of Cincinnati,
 Investigations                                                                                               died August 11, 2010, at age 85, served from
                                                      • Specialist Paul G . Meyer, District 5
 Sergeant Maris Herold to Lieutenant, Information                                                             1952-1978
                                                      35 years
 Fusion                                                                                                       Officer Herman A. Bill, of Batavia, died August
                                                      • Specialist Harold D. Hughes, Intelligence
 Specialist John Ryan Hudson to Sergeant, Highway                                                             18, 2010, at age 85, served from 1956-1979
 Interdiction                                         30 years
                                                                                                              Lieutenant Herschell H. Hall, of Alexandria, KY,
 Officer Andrew Mitchell to Sergeant, District 1       • Lieutenant Denise C. Carpenter, Youth Services
                                                                                                              died September 21, 2010, at age 85, served from
                                                      • Administrative Technician Diane M. Doll,              1947-1977
 Officer Chantia Pearson to Sergeant, District 1
                                                        Investigations
 Officer Michael J. Bell to Police Specialist, Central                                                         Specialist Gregory A. Hill, of Cincinnati, died
                                                      • Officer Eric D. Smoot, Youth Services
 Vice Control                                                                                                 October 3, 2010, at age 51, served from 1981
                                                      25 years                                                until the time of his death
 Officer Daniel Cavanaugh to Police Specialist,
 Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team • Emergency Services Dispatch Supervisor James R.            Officer William S. Wright, of Lakeland, FL, died
                                                        Blake, Communications                                 October 17, 2010, at age 76, served from 1960-
 Officer Christopher Perry to Police Specialist,
 Highway Interdiction                                 23 years                                                1986
 Officer Heather Saidler to Police Specialist, Violent • Clerk Typist 2 Martha R. Sherrill, Records            Officer Joseph D. Lind, of Cincinnati, died
 Crimes                                                22 years                                               November 7, 2010, at age 75, served from 1958-
 Officer Bradford S. Smith to Police Specialist, Traffic • Specialist Darryl R. Chatman, District 5             1991
 Officer Brian R. Tracy to Police Specialist, Traffic    Correction: In the previous issue Donna Smith was      Captain Bruce F. Bell, of Jamestown, KY, died
                                                       incorrectly listed at having retired after 20 years.   November 20, 2010, at age 89, served from
 Promotions – Civilian Personnel                       Ms. Smith, an Operator/Dispatcher, served 30           1948-1977
 Kathleen Brackett to Administrative Technician,       years with CPD. We regret the error and thank her
                                                                                                              Detective William B. Wilburn, of Union, KY, died
 Records                                               for all 30 years of her service.
                                                                                                              December 18, 2010, at age 92, served from
                                                                                                              1947-1977


EVER WONDER WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR CO-WORKERS AFTER THEY RETIRED?
THIS COLUMN GIVES BRIEF PROFILES ON A FEW CPD RETIREES EACH ISSUE.

WHERE IN THE WORLD ARE THEY NOW?
SERGEANT URBAN “SONNY” EBERT                                                       SPECIALIST DENNIS POHL
Retired 1990, 32 years                                                             Retired 2002, 30 years
Sonny Ebert retired from CPD one Sunday in July 1990 and the next                  After leaving CPD, Dennis Pohl worked at Hamilton County
day became a Roy Taylor’s Uniform sales rep, with CPD as one of his                Coroner’s Lab on a grant for two years. There he handled equipment
customers. This last July he retired again, “20 years to the day.” Sonny           that computerized photos of shell casings and bullets matching them
and Carol have been married for 50 years, live in Delhi Township and               against other crime scene castings. Fully retiring in 2004, he plays golf
have four children, 17 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He              at least weekly with friends. He and Marcia enjoy cruises and will soon
enjoys golf and plays often. He and Carol are going to spend late win-             be on one in the Caribbean. The couple has two grown children; their
ter in Florida and will attend the CPD reunion in Ruskin. Son-in-law               son is an FBI agent in Chicago and their daughter is a designer in
Sergeant Dan Hils keeps up the family’s policing tradition. “I’m glad              Cincinnati. Married for 39 years, Dennis and Marcia live in Anderson
they didn’t have to lay off any officers during the last budget crunch.             Township. “I was in SWAT for 16 years of my career and really enjoyed
I miss the guys I worked with; policing was a great career.”                       the training, but I like being retired now and can always find enough
                                                                                   things to do!”

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inside this issue
Explosive Detection Canines
Chief ’s column
Rotary Awards
Six Years of The Blue Wave




                                                                                     BACK ISSUES OF
                                                                                     THE BLUE WAVE
                                                                                     There is a small volume of overruns      The Blue Wave is a
                                                                                     of past issues of The Blue Wave avail-   quarterly publication issued
                                                                                     able for anyone who would like one.      by the Cincinnati Police
                                                                                     They are available at the Greater        Department for its officers,
                                                                                                                              civilian employees, retirees
                                                                                     Cincinnati Police Historical Society     and their respective families.
                                                                                     Museum (adjacent to the Credit
                                                                                     Union). For information on receiv-       Chief of Police
                                                                                     ing a past issue or for an index of       Colonel Thomas H.
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                                                                                     all past articles with the issue of
                                                                                     appearance, contact the Museum           Production Supervision
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                                                                                                                              Editor and Photographer
                                                                                                                                Patricia A. Trubow, APR
     The group that serves as goodwill ambassadors in the downtown area once         201, Cincinnati 45203. You may
                                                                                                                              Design
     again provided a holiday dinner for District 1 officers who worked               also contact Editor Patsy Trubow          Barbara Smith,
     Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Volunteers in Policing (VIP) secured           at 859-746-0100 or e-mail her at          Lamson Design
     donations from 16 downtown businesses and individuals using the proceeds        Trubow@HollisterTrubow.com.
     to keep a buffet table stocked from Christmas Eve afternoon on covering all
     shifts through and including Christmas evening. Special thanks go to Rich
     Cappel, his daughter Becky, and Vic Caproni who led the volunteer effort
     aided by several others in the VIP group. Shown enjoying a late lunch on
     Christmas Day are (left to right) Police Officer Keith Spurling, Police Officer
     Brian Bolte, Lieutenant Marilee Neudigate, Police Officer Al Staples, Police
     Officer Travis Brown, Sergeant Chris Taylor and Police Specialist Craig Ball.

				
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