The Cincinnati Police Department is the primary law enforcement agency for the City of Cincinnati and provides a full range of police services to 52 diverse neighborhoods. The Department currently maintains approximately 1000 sworn officers and 125 civilian employees. Led by the Police Chief, law enforcement operations are divided into three Bureaus: Patrol, Investigations, and Support.
Our department is committed to providing excellent police service to every citizen, business owner, and visitor. The problem-solving philosophy is our Department’s principal strategy for addressing crime and disorder problems. We strive to increase safety, improve the community’s quality of life and prevent crime through a myriad of collaborative, engaged, evidence-based policing strategies. Problem-oriented policing requires taking ownership of a community as a police officer, a city worker, a social service agent, an outreach worker, a resident, a businessperson, and a property owner.