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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

U.S. Attorney Glassman Presents Attorney General Commendation to Cincinnati Police

CINCINNATI – Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, presented Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot K. Isaac today with a community policing commendation on behalf of U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch.

 

Lynch presented the recognition as part of her Inaugural Attorney General’s Community Policing Awards Ceremony on October 6.

 

There, she recognized the Cincinnati Police Department for its steadfast commitment to the principles of community policing and outstanding contributions to the safety, security and welfare of Cincinnati. Specifically, the police department was honored for its efforts to strengthen bonds between citizens and law enforcement, build mutual trust and promote the public good.

 

Lynch launched a national community policing tour in Cincinnati in May 2015. The tour was created to highlight collaborative programs and innovative policing practices designed to advance public safety, strengthen police-community relations and foster mutual trust and respect.

 

While in Cincinnati, the Attorney General, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) office, the City of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Police Department hosted a roundtable with city officials, law enforcement, local leaders, young people and other members of the community at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. 

 

Cincinnati Police also hosted officials at their Right to Read Program at Chase Elementary School where Cincinnati police officers work with University of Cincinnati students to tutor and mentor children. As part of the tour, the Attorney General also visited with the Cincinnati Police Department where she thanked officers for their hard work and spoke to officers that were hired with COPS Office hiring grants. 

 

“The Attorney General began her community policing tour here in Cincinnati because of this department’s outstanding community policing,” U.S. Attorney Glassman said. “Since the Attorney General’s visit, moreover, the Cincinnati Police Department has continued to innovate in this vital area. I am very pleased to partner closely with the Cincinnati Police on a daily basis, so it’s my particular pleasure to present this recognition from the Attorney General. On her behalf and all of the Department of Justice, I thank the men and women of the Cincinnati Police for their service.”

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Updated January 5, 2017