University of Cincinnati expands police recruitment search

June 10, 2018

CINCINNATI (AP) — The University of Cincinnati Police Division has launched a nationwide recruitment search.

WLWT-TV reports the department kicked off its campaign with an informal video that features the school’s athletic programs, faculty and officers.

UCPD employs over 70 officers. Department officials hope to add about 10 more.

Division Chief Maris Herold says the department will pay for candidates to attend the police academy. Herold says the university has an “excellent” atmosphere that includes the community.

The department drew national attention in 2015 when then-officer Ray Tensing fatally shot an unarmed black man during a traffic stop. Tensing was indicted on murder charges that were dropped last year after two hung juries.

The school has restructured its policing since the shooting.

UCPD will likely close the application process by end of June.


Information from: WLWT-TV, http://www.wlwt.com