Citizens on Patrol


COPPCurrently, East Walnut Hills is one out of Cincinnati’s 51 neighborhoods which have patrolling units. EWH has 4 members but are always looking for new members. We meet once a month as a group and ask for a minimum of one addittion patrol a month to be an active member. While our goal is to improve security for the neighborhood, we have been reported to have one of the lowest crime rates in the city. Therefore, we mostly socialize while getting walking exercise, reporting things as dangerous as grafitti and potholes. Want to learn more? Below is a short history of CCOP. If you want more info about joining the patrol in East Walnut Hills, please use the contact form below.

History of Cincinnati’s Citizens on Patrol Program (COPP)

The Cincinnati Citizens on Patrol Program (COPP) was proposed by several Cincinnati City Council members in 1997. The program was modeled after one in Fort Worth, Texas. City Council approved the initial use of $35,000.00 in Federal Local Law Enforcement Block Grant money for the implementation of the pilot program.

The responsibility for developing the program was assigned to the Community Oriented Policing (COP) Coordinator. The responsibility for administering and coordinating the neighborhood-based program was assigned to the District Commanders.

COPP training is a 12-hour training seminar, presented at the Police Academy. A minimum number of 20 students are required in order for a COPP training session to be cost effective. Additionally, members are strongly encouraged to participate in at least one 8-hour ride-a-long annually (optional).

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