Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell looking into splitting up west side district

Crime, response times lead to internal review

CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Police leaders are looking into splitting up the city’s busiest police district into two.

The reason: the west side’s District 3 leads the city’s five districts in serious crime, calls for service and lengthy response times. And Chief Jeffrey Blackwell says the district doesn’t have enough people to handle to the work.

WCPO Insiders may read more on why the chief's office is examining the break up District 3, and what obstacles the department may face moving forward.

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