Employee Spotlight

UC Police Chief Anthony Carter 

"Working with a motivated and dedicated team to engage with and provide the highest level of safety and security to all associated with the University of Cincinnati. I continue to get more than I can ever give."  



Karen Bankston

Employee Biography

Anthony Carter, who began as UC’s Chief of Police on June 20, 2016, has 34 years of policing experience. He left his position as Chief of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, where he managed the day-to-day operations of a 34 person department, to join UC.

Chief Carter started his career in security at Kings Island. From there, he worked as a patrol officer and drug investigator for the Middletown Police Department. Chief Carter started with the Cincinnati Police Department in 1989. During his time with CPD, he served as a Lieutenant commanding homicide, special events and training. He served as an internal investigator, drug investigator and a child and sexual assault investigator. He retired from the Cincinnati Police Department while serving as the Police Chief’s Adjutant (assistant) overseeing community programs and public information office functions, among numerous other roles.

Chief Carter earned a bachelor degree in liberal arts from Xavier University and has completed executive leadership training including the Southern Police Institute Administrative Officer’s course, the Certified Law Enforcement Executive course, the Strategic Leadership Experience course from Case Western Reserve University and THRIVE, a national leadership course through the Federal Reserve Bank.

His commendations include a Certificate of Appreciation from the local chapter of Parents of Murdered Children, a Distinguished Alumni Award from Moeller High School, a Spirit of Cincinnati Partnership Award through the Cincinnati USA Visitor’s Center, a recognition award from the International Police Executive Symposium and a 100 Year Anniversary Recognition from the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Carter was also nominated for the Oberschmidt Award for domestic violence investigations through Women Helping Women.

Chief Carter has also given numerous presentations and lectures, including a lecture on racial profiling and a talk on bias free policing at local police departments, in addition to a lecture on child abuse at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. 


UC Assistant Police Chief Maris Herold

“I love my job because of the passionate people I work with and their dedication to the goal of becoming the model of police reform.”



Karen Bankston

Employee Biography

Maris M. Herold serves the Assistant Police Chief for the University of Cincinnati's public safety department. She began her career with UC in June of 2016 after retiring as a Police Captain from the Cincinnati Police Department.

Assistant Chief Herold began her career in social work, serving as a sexual assault investigator and as a psychiatric intake worker in a juvenile mental health facility. She transitioned from social work in 1993 and joined the Cincinnati Police Department. Herold held numerous positions within the Cincinnati Police Department including the Professional Standards Section, Training Section, Community Relations Section, and Crime Analysis and Problem Solving Unit. She also served as the District 4 Operations Commander, which serves 10 diverse neighborhoods. Throughout her tenure, her primary focus was community collaboration and problem solving.

Assistant Chief Herold holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police in Boston, and Cincinnati’s Regional Chamber of Commerce Executive Leadership Course. Herold has received numerous awards for her work in problem solving, community collaboration, and police reform. Most recently, she received the 2016 Collaborative Agreement Award from members of the Cincinnati Collaborative Agreement.