Central Business District

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150 E Freedom Way , Cincinnati, OH 45202


Central Business District, is responsible for patrolling and policing  the Central Business District and  and the Central Riverfront.

The City's Downtown area includes:

The Great American Ballpark (Cincinnati Reds, MLB team)

  • Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati Bengals, NFL team)
  • U.S. Bank Arena (concert and entertainment venue)
  • The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
  • Fountain Square

Downtown Cincinnati is also known for its many art galleries and studios in the Main Street Entertainment area.

Additionally, Central Business District is home to:

Taft Theatre

Aronoff Arts Center

Taft Museum of Art

Special Events Unit: Commanded by a lieutenant, Special Events plans for police presence and coordinates the response of all City Departments for special events. As the vast majority of these major events occur in the Downtown and Riverfront area, the Special Events Unit is organizationally placed in District 1. Should a major event occur in another district, the Special Events Unit will assist that district’s personnel to ensure a proper police presence is maintained.

Marine Patrol Squad: Supervised by a sergeant, Marine Patrol provides police patrols on the Ohio River during events and activities occurring on the Riverfront. The Marine Patrol Squad’s primary function is to protect life and property on the river and its associated boundaries, while enforcing laws and ordinances when necessary.

Downtown Services Unit: Commanded by a lieutenant, Downtown Services is staffed with personnel who are responsible for policing the Central Business District. Uniformed patrol officers and the Mounted Patrol Squad are assigned to this unit to provide a highly visible police presence in the Downtown Central Business District area. Through the use of foot, bicycle, Segway, motorcycle and horse patrols, officers are able to interact with Downtown merchants, residents and customers.

The Cincinnati Police Departments Neighborhood Watch program is based on the National Neighborhood Watch Program and has been recognized repeatedly by the Ohio Crime Prevention Association as one of the best in the State of Ohio.

The Cincinnati Police Department has developed our program to help prevent citizens from becoming victims of crime. The Neighborhood Watch program encourages you the citizen to become more involved in the protection of your community.

Your role in the program is to simply report suspicious activities and crimes to the proper authorities. The program ensures citizens who are registered members of the program can remain anonymous to the public. To have a good watch program, the police first need YOUR help. We need you to be the eyes and ears in your neighborhood. The uniformed police cannot be on every street and in every house, but YOU the citizen ARE. You know as you walk in your neighborhood who belongs there and who does not. A police officer on patrol may pass through once or twice daily it your lucky. There are things you can see that the uniformed officer never would.

The cooperation of citizens and the Cincinnati Police Division makes a strong Neighborhood Watch program and will help in the deterrence of crime.

Anonymous tips can be sent to the Cincinnati Police Department at TIP411.Com.

Additional information can be found on Nextdoor.Com or following the Department on Twitter + Facebook.

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