Public Safety

Email to UC Community regarding patrol changes

Subject: UC Aware

Date: Friday, July 24, 2015 at 2:34:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time

From: Public Safety (publicsafety) July 24, 2015

To: UC Students, Faculty and Staff

From: President Santa J. Ono

Concerns have been expressed about our announcement that the UC Police Department is focusing patrols on campus, following the officer-involved shooting that occurred on July 19. We have communicated with Cincinnati Police District 4 and 5 captains, who have agreed to increase their police patrols in the neighborhoods surrounding our Uptown campuses.

We will be meeting soon with city and community leaders to evaluate our patrol areas. The changes we have announced are not intended to be permanent, and we will be monitoring them on a continuing basis to make adjustments as warranted.

Please be assured that the safety of the university community remains our No. 1 priority. Our relationship with the city remains strong, and we will continue to work together to address any concerns.

It is important to remember that our NightRide service will continue to operate as usual, both on and off campus (call 556-RIDE). Additionally, our Safety Ambassadors and Campus Watch patrols will continue their work in the community.

We know that many of you want to be kept informed of the developments related to the events of July 19. A university web page has been created with all of the updates located in one place. I encourage you to use this website to find the latest information. I hope the link below will be very helpful to you during this difficult time.