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Cincinnati police pair up again after Baton Rouge ambush

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The Cincinnati Police Department is changing officer patrols following the ambush on law enforcement in Baton Rouge.

Officers will patrol in pairs and at least two officers will now attend every crime scene.

The policy was put in place in the days after the Dallas attack, and will once again be reinstated.

Police spokesman Lt. Steve Saunders says the decision is not only about officer safety, but also the officers sense of security on the job.

Police tell us there is no timetable set for how long the policy will last.

Cincinnati police are not alone in pairing up.

Police departments nationwide are ordering officers to patrol in pairs after ambush attacks left eight officers dead in Texas and Louisiana in less than two weeks this month.

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