Citizens on Patrol help keep Walnut Hills safe

Citizens on Patrol members are the eyes and ears of the neighborhood. Wearing uniforms and supported by law enforcement, patrolling members signal to potential criminals that they are being watched. In partnership with the Cincinnati Police Department, these brave Citizens reduce and eliminate crime in neighborhoods with the help of the people that live and work in them.

We have an active Citizens on Patrol group in Walnut Hills. These volunteers have received training and guidance from CPD and are supervised and supported by our CPD liaison officer.┬áIf you’ve ever felt unsafe or complained about some of negative and illegal activities in Walnut Hills, here’s your chance to do something about it. Anyone can join Citizens on Patrol. Here’s what you can be expected to do as a COP member:

  1. Attend three training sessions (upcoming: May 2, 9, 16, from 5:30-9:00pm)
  2. Patrol a designated area in a courteous and professional manner
  3. Check the status of vacant buildings and report unusual occurrences
  4. Maintain documentation to track membership hours and involvement

The next deadline to apply to be in the Citizens on Patrol program is May 2, so you have plenty of time to think about it! If you’re interested in becoming a Citizens on Patrol Program member, please download THIS FORM, fill it out and submit to the Program Coordinator:

Police Officer Princess Davis
Citizens on Patrol Program Coordinator
Cincinnati Police Department
310 Ezzard Charles Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45214-2805
princess.davis (at) cincinnati-oh.gov
513-352-3533