How Policing In Cincinnati Has Changed Since 2001

Apr 6, 2021

Since the 2001 civil unrest, changes to policing in Cincinnati have served as a national model. In 2002, the city of Cincinnati signed the Collaborative Agreement and declared community problem-oriented policing would be the strategy for police services in the city. The strategy shifted the focus to prevention. Cincinnati has seen a dramatic reduction in use of force and arrests over the past 20 years, which mirrors a national trend.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss police reforms since 2001 are Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac; and with the Sentinel Police Association Former President and Cincinnati Police Officer Scotty Johnson; and Cincinnati Police Department Lt. Emmett Gladden.

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