Cincinnati Police Department announces leadership promotions

Cincinnati Police Department
Cincinnati Police Department

Matt Miller - Fox 19 email

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX 19) - Chief Thomas H. Streicher, Jr. announces that Lieutenant Anthony Carter will become Homicide Unit Commander and Lieutenant Michael Zwick will take a command position in the Central Vice Control Section effective Sunday March 6. "Both Lieutenant Carter and Lieutenant Zwick have the breadth of knowledge and experience to meet the demands of their new assignments. I have every confidence in the professionalism and dedication they apply in their work and fully expect that they will continue to perform with the highest standards of leadership and service for the Department and the citizens of Cincinnati," Chief Streicher said.

Lieutenant Anthony Carter is a graduate of Archbishop Moeller High School and he studied criminal justice at the University of Dayton. He served one year as a police officer in Middletown prior to entering the Cincinnati Police Academy in October 1989. Upon graduation he served on patrol in Districts Four and Five, and later in the Street Corner and Narcotics Units of the Central Vice Control Section, and in the Personal Crimes Unit of the Criminal Investigation Section. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1997 and served as a supervisor in District Four and in the Homicide Unit.

After his promotion to Lieutenant in 2003, he supervised a relief in District One and served in the Training Section at the Academy. Since 2008 Lieutenant Carter has led the Special Events Unit, which is responsible for planning safety and logistics for hundreds of events, parades and festivals downtown and throughout the city.

Lieutenant Michael Zwick is a graduate of LaSalle High School. He served four years in the United States Air Force and attained the rank of Sergeant. When he had completed his tour of duty, he entered the Cincinnati Police Academy in July 1981. Upon promotion to Police Officer, he served in Districts One and Four; the Traffic Unit; the Canine Squad; and the Central Vice Control Section. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1997 and served as a supervisor in District Three and in the Traffic Unit. In 2002 he was promoted to Lieutenant.

He has supervised a relief in Districts One and Five, and served as Commander of the Personal Crimes Unit of the Criminal Investigation Section. Since 2005 Lieutenant Zwick has been Homicide Unit Commander, where his supervisors praise him as a superb leader who combines knowledge and managerial skills to lead his investigators in performing to the highest professional standards.

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