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CINCINNATI POLICE CHIEF
Cincinnati's new police chief takes office Monday, hired from Columbus PD
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, September 29, 2013 3:34 PM EDT
The new chief of Cincinnati police is about to officially begin his duties.
Blackwell succeeds James Craig, who left to become Detroit's chief. Dohoney chose Blackwell after a screening committee narrowed candidates from 28 to four finalists.
Dohoney says Blackwell has broad police experience and has been commended in Columbus for outreach to young people and immigrant populations, advancing technology use, community-based efforts to reduce crime, and cutting operating costs. He will head a department of some 1,300 employees.
Blackwell grew up in an inner-city neighborhood in Columbus and has been an active youth mentor.