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FOX19 NOW Investigation prompts city to hold landlord education training

This Reading Road apartment complex has the highest number of nuisance calls, a FOX19 NOW investigation found earlier this year. (FOX19 NOW) This Reading Road apartment complex has the highest number of nuisance calls, a FOX19 NOW investigation found earlier this year. (FOX19 NOW)
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A Fox19 NOW Investigation that found chronic nuisance calls tied up police and cost taxpayers millions prompted Cincinnati officials to hold free landlord education training later this month.

Despite a 2006 ordinance specifically targeted to reduce the number of nuisance calls to Cincinnati police, a FOX19 NOW analysis of two years of the city's chronic nuisance records in February showed little change in the number of calls and the police department's burden with answering them.

Mayor John Cranley and the city promised changes after our report.

One of the biggest offenders in the city is the District 4 section, which includes 10 neighborhoods such as Avondale, Roselawn, Bond Hill and Corryville.

One of those communities, Roselawn, is where police and the city are partnering with the District 4 Neighborhood Enhancement Program to put on the landlord training Sept. 26 at the Urban Youth Academy, 2026 E. Seymour Ave.

The training is designed to help owners and managers keep illegal drug activity, chronic nuisance activity, and other criminal activity off their property.

The program has been adapted for Cincinnati and is based on the National Landlord Training Program originally supported by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, police officials announced Monday.

Training will deliver two important messages on how effective property management and maintenance can have a positive impact on the health and safety of communities as well as sharing techniques that can be used to stop the spread of illegal activity and property damage on rental property, police said.

Deadline to register is Monday. Mail a Landlord Training Registration form to Cincinnati Police District 4, 4150 Reading Rd, Cincinnati 45229, or fax to 513-487-6524.

There is a manual available at the door for $15 each, which is recommended as a valuable resource.

For more information, please contact District 4 Sgt. Cassandra Lewis at 513-569-8655.

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