Grant: $13,570,400 - Department of Justice - Jul. 1, 2009
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Award Description: The COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP) provided the City of Cincinnati funds to rehire fifty (50) career law enforecement officers in an effort to create and preserve jobs, and to increase community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts.
Project Description: The CHRP funds have supported the following programs: The Neighborhood Liaison Officers (NLO) retained by the City with the grant funds remain the primary citizen contact for problem-oriented policing. Along with patrol officers and supervisors, NLOs share information on crime and disorder in the community, solicit input from the community regarding problems, and invite the community members to participate in solving those problems. Officers routinely work with community groups to identify problems and search for the underlying causes that allow these problems to occur. Together they formulate appropriate responses to reduce the problems while measuring their impact on these problems. NLOs provide an upward flow of information from neighborhood contacts to their supervisors and commanders. This includes: crime trends, intelligence information, rumors of unrest, hot spots, and any other information that could provide assistance to problem solving. The NLO can also recommend problem-solving initiatives based on community concerns. The retained officers also work on the City of Cincinnati Code Enforcement Response Team (C.E.R.T.). This city-wide strategy deals with problem properties that present a risk of harm to the public and affect the quality of life for members of the community. Both businesses and private residences qualify for this program. C.E.R.T. utilizes the combined efforts of City departments with the goal of criminal prosecution when voluntary compliance is not obtained. Primary participants include representatives from Police, Fire, Buildings, Health, Sanitation, and the Law Departments. Monthly meetings are held to address common concerns, track the progress of complaints and discuss available problem solving methods. Resolution occurs when C.E.R.T. properties, are brought into compliance, or vacated and barricaded. This collaborative effort utilizes police personnel to assist in resolving these challenging issues.
Jobs Summary: To date a total of 7.0 FTE Police Officers that serve as Neighborhood Liason Officers (NLO) have been retained. (Total jobs reported: 7)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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