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Background: Meet the interim police chief

City Manager Harry Black looks on as Dave Bailey, Eliot Isaac and Doug Wiesman are sworn in. (Twitter/City of Cincinnati) City Manager Harry Black looks on as Dave Bailey, Eliot Isaac and Doug Wiesman are sworn in. (Twitter/City of Cincinnati)
CINCINNATI (FOX19) -

Eliot Isaac became Cincinnati’s Interim Police Chief after Jeffrey Blackwell was fired from the position Wednesday.

Isaac is a 26-year veteran of the department. In July, he was promoted to assistant police chief.

City officials swore in Isaac not long after City Manager Harry Black released a memo announcing he had terminated Blackwell. In a photo tweeted by the city, Black can be seen shaking hands with Isaac after the swearing-in ceremony.

Isaac became a police captain in 2004 and served in patrol administration before becoming assistant chief. He’s also served as a Criminal Investigation Commander, District Four Commander, Internal Investigations Commander and Department Night Chief.

Isaac has received 20 letters of accommodation and is a member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. The selection committee unanimously recommended Isaac for the promotion to assistant chief. 

Dave Bailey has been named Interim Executive Assistant Chief of Police and Doug Wiesman will serve as Interim Assistant Chief, according to city leaders. 

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