Asst Cincy police chief heading for new casino

Aug 23, 2012

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A current Cincinnati assistant police chief is leaving the department to be the director of security at the new downtown casino.

Horseshoe Cincinnati announced Thursday in a press release Richard Janke will start the new job on Sept. 10th.

“Richard’s law enforcement experience, in-depth understanding of Cincinnati and his commitment to the vitality and safety of downtown makes him a great addition to our team,” said casino General Manager Kevin Kline in a written statement. 

He's been with the police department since 1980 and has served as an assistant chief for the last 15 years.

Janke's departure will temporarily leave the department with just one assistant chief. Three others have left in the last year and they've not been replaced as Chief James Craig reorganized the command staff.