The University of Cincinnati has selected two former Cincinnati Police officers to lead the school’s police force.
Anthony Carter was introduced as the chief of police at a press conference Thursday. Maris Herold was named assistant chief.
Most recently, Carter served as the Chief of Police at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. He started with CPD in 1989 and left as a lieutenant in 2012.
Carter said engagement is one of the top priorities for the department.
"We want to facilitate this environment as an education environment. We’re not urban police officers," said Carter. "There’s a difference in those strategies. Our strategy here is to be customer friendly."
Herold was the former top cop of district four inside the Cincinnati Police Department. She had been with CPD since 1993.
Previous chief, Jason Goodrich, resigned in February after a review alleged managerial oversights within the department. Goodrich held the chief position when ex-officer Ray Tensing was charged with murder in a fatal shooting during a traffic stop.
"We will look at a multitude of circumstances that law enforcement officers are confronted with on a daily basis," said Carter. "We will provide training and supervision for our officers to help them mitigate and reduce physical conflict."
UC said it received more than 70 applications with 11 Skype interviews. Eventually, four applicants were brought on campus for two days.
"As the process played itself out two individuals distinguished themselves from the rest," UC Director of Police Community Relations S. Gregory Baker said.