Tag: Cincinnati Police Department

The Good Guys Wear White Hats

When I was growing up, many years ago, times were simpler. As a child, I was taught the difference between right and wrong and when I failed to acknowledge this difference, or chose to violate my parents teachings, punishment was sure and swift. I did not always do the right thing but I always knew …

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The Next Police Chief

Several weeks have now passed since the firing of Jeffrey Blackwell from his position of Police Chief of the Cincinnati Police Department. The dust seems to have settled and those who were vocal over the validity of the firing have calmed their rhetoric. Certain Council members have accepted the fact that they were not included …

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The summer Safety Plan Revisited

As summer winds down, school has restarted, and the overall concept of the summer season comes to an end, I can’t help but wonder about the Summer Safety Plan, and how that worked out for the city. As you may recall, in early June there was much said by politicians and public officials about the …

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For Police Officer Sonny Kim

This morning while sitting at my computer I was considering several possible topics for this weeks blog article. Of the various thoughts I had, I had no idea that I would be writing on the death of a Cincinnati Police Officer. A topic I would never want to write about, but yet I must. The first …

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The Most Qualified Candidate Is . . .

On June 4th, 2015 Cincinnati Executive Assistant Police Chief Paul H. Humphries announced his intention to retire after 30 years of service to the City of Cincinnati. Paul has accepted a job with the Coca Cola Company in Tampa, Florida. I know Paul, having worked with him, and for him, over those 30 years. I have …

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What Were Their Names?

If you took an informal poll of your friends and neighbors, or if you randomly stopped people for a “man on the street” interview and asked them if they had any idea who is Michael Brown or who is Eric Garner or who is Freddie Gray you would probably receive an immediate answer. Everyone seems …

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Cincinnati Police Department Serves As Role Model

Recently I viewed a news article regarding the civil unrest currently taking place in Ferguson, Missouri, published by KDSK in St. Louis Missouri. The topic of the article was that Ferguson could learn valuable lessons from Cincinnati, specifically with regards to the efforts taken by Cincinnati following its own period of civil unrest in 2001. …

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Memorial For Eric

On Saturday Afternoon, November 8th, 2014 I begin noticing references regarding the death of a Cincinnati Police Officer. These references were somewhat oblique and due to the wording of some, and the fact that many from the Cincinnati Police Department family were changing their Facebook profile pictures to that of a draped police badge or …

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Best Police Agency in the U.S.?

On September 2nd the Cincinnati Police Department tweeted a picture of Chief Blackwell addressing the newly formed Police Recruit Class and making the statement “Day 1 of joining the best police agency in the US and we are expecting all of you to make it! “What caught my attention was the term “best police agency …

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The Magical, Mysterious, Land of Carpet (Revisited)

I have been asked by a few for an update on the Magical Mysterious Land of Carpet (pronounced carpay). Not wishing to disappoint, here is what has happened since last we visited. After the departure of The High Sovereign, a strange calm, described by some as relief, fell over the land. Many stepped up to …

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