Public Safety

November 15, 2016

Safety and Reform Community Advisory Council




Discussion Topics

  1. Tasers
  2. Uniforms
  3. Community Response to Trial
  4. Debrief UC Community Forum 

Next meeting:

  • Tuesday, December 13, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM in 320 University Pavilion
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM in 320 University Pavilion



CAC Members

  • Eric Abercrumbie
  • Doug Barge
  • Bobby Hilton
  • Chara Fisher Jackson
  • Raven Jackson
  • Jack Martin
  • Ennis Tait
  • Terri Theetge 

UC Administration

  • Robert Richardson, BoT Chair
  • S. Gregory Baker
  • Tony Carter
  • Robin Engel
  • Maris Herold
  • Bleuzette Marshall
  • James Whalen 

CAC Members Not in Attendance:

  • Judge John West, Chairman
  • Marcus Bethay
  • Mike Ealy
  • Peg Fox
  • Aaron Greenlea
  • Dolores Learmonth
  • Mel Otten
  • KZ Smith
  • Ennis Tait
  • Charlene Ventura 
This table lists topics discussed at the meeting that need further action taken, the name of the person responsible for completing the action and the date that the action needs to be completed.
Action Items Responsible Person(s) Due Date
Post Minutes of 11/15/16 meeting to Website 
Engel/Morris 12/6/16
Next Meeting is Tuesday, December 13th, 5:00-7:00 PM, University Pavilion 620 
All 12/13/16


Robin Engel in Judge John West's Absence

Welcomed everyone and thanked them for coming to the impromptu meeting. This meeting was not regularly scheduled, but rather added for those members who were available to discuss the outcome of the Tensing trial. Board of Trustees Chairman Rob Richardson was welcomed to the meeting and provided comments on behalf of the BoT and the University.


  • External Monitor Selection – Exiger - Dr. Engel discussed the Exiger contract. The CAC previously recommended that Exiger begin their monitoring process on January 1, 2017. Changes in the timeline have been made to the contract and the paperwork has been processed. In the interim, Exiger is gathering information and getting organized to begin on January 1. Jeff Schlanger will be on-site in the first quarter of the year, perhaps as early as mid/late January. o Discussed whether or not we should have a community forum for Exiger visit. CAC Members agree we should have a forum possibly in February to announce Exiger’s plans/goals to the community. 
    • Discussed timing of the Exiger visit and the MOU with the City of Cincinnati. Dr. Engel noted that the External Monitor and the MOU are not directly linked. Rather the external monitoring will proceed as currently planned, contractually required, and Board of Trustees mandated.
  • Update on Off-Campus Shooting - Dr. Engel discussed the homicide of a 17 year-old that occurred near campus the night before. Also discussed violent crime trends in recent weeks near the campus. UCPD and CPD are working together on a collaborative crime prevention strategy.