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Police :

"Our duties have been for the most part routine, and have
differed little from those of former years. They have also
been more uniform in character throughout the year, with
less than the usual variation with the seasons. While the
total number of cases of illness has not much exceeded that
of the year previous, the amount of time lost was 1,872 days
in excess of that lost in 1900. This excess was contributed
to in great measure by the protracted illness of a few members
of the force who are permanently unfit for service.

" Five deaths occurred during the year, a remarkably low
rate of mortality, and precisely the same as that of the
previous year.

" It affords us pleasure to report that we have not had to
deal with a case of malingering during the year, and with
but very few cases in which intemperance was the cause of
disability.

"With the exception of probably a half dozen officers
whom we have recently recommended for retirement on
account of permanent disability, the force is in excellent
physical condition.

" It is impossible to fully express our duties in tabular
form, but the following synopsis will indicate the more
important part of them :

" Number of individuals totally disabled one day or more 223

** days lost by total disability 5»395

•* visits made 2,513

** office consultations (prescriptions, excuses, etc.) 3,874

** visits to station and patrol houses 240

** examinations of members of force 118

*• days* full pay approved for injury in the dis-
charge of duty 578 " ,



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Court Officers.

The report of the Chief Court Officer places the number
of cases upon the Police Court docket during the year 1901
as 9,081.



Number of persons convicted

persons sent to the Workhouse

persons sent to the Grand Jury

boys sent to the House of Refuge

boys sent to the Boys' Industrial School. .

persons sent to the Infirmary

girls sent to the Bank-street Convent

persons found homes in other charitable
institutions

warrants issued

warrants served by court officers

warrants served by detectives

warrants served by patrolmen

subpcenas issued and served

jury summons issued and served

capias issued and served

releases from Jail, Workhouse, House of

Refuge, and convents

Number of cases examined and reported upon for the
information of the Board of Police Commissioners

and the Judge of the Police Court

Number of habeas corpus attended to



4.746

2,200

142

262

85

57

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1,062

676

192

249

5*643
376
129

396



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Bureau of Identification.

The Bureau of Identification, created for the purpose of
more fully establishing the identity of unknown criminals
with whom we may come in contact, has sustained a national
reputation. The Bertillon system of measurements has un-
doubtedly brought many a professional thief to time. The
records and measurements kept in this bureau are of great
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school for every officer who is ambitious and has a desire to
become an up-to-date officer.

Number of pictures on file in gallery 8,389

Number of pictures made 2,290

Increase in gallery 458

Increase in criminal index 584

Pictures and measurements received from other de-
partments 309

Information given to other departments 225

Police Telephone Exchange.

The Police Telephone Exchange continues to render valu-
able service. The improvement by having the signal circuits
placed on the top arm-pole pin of all pole-leads has facilitated
the transmitting of messages considerably. The percentage
of trouble, formerly so annoying, has been reduced to some
extent. Six of the ten circuits have been rebuilt with No. 12
copper wire, and the others will be completed as soon as
possible.

The following telephone messages and reports have been
handled during the year :

Alarms received for patrol-wagons 14,081

Patrolmen's reports from street signal-boxes 219,000

Hourly reports from lieutenants 58,400

** ** sergeants 87,600

" " corporals 8,000

" " roundsmen 10,600

** ** captains patrol-wagon squads. . 29,200
Electric-light outages received and transmitted to

the Cincinnati Edison Light Company 16*934

Miscellaneous messages 485,475

Total 929,290

Average messages per day 2,546

" ** per hour 'o^



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Police Gymnasium and Drill.

The Gymnasium is at present in good and clean condition.
The rules for practice are prepared by the Police Surgeon.
They are not overstraining or fatiguing ; but, on the contrary,
they seem to bring the body into a healthy and good condition.
During the hot summer months compulsory exercises were
discontinued, but the officers were instructed to practice at
such times as they might select, taking a cold and refreshing
bath after exercising. On cold winter days compulsory exer-
cises were discontinued entirely.

For the health and benefit of the officers we must insist
upon regular attendance, unless in cases of sickness, or where
officers are in court or on special duty. Arrangements have
been made with the instructor to have officers who have lost
time make it up on such days as they may select.

The total attendance during the year was 12,660

Excused and absentees 528

Injuries received from practice 2

Drill.

Drill was discontinued during the winter months, but will
be resumed at an early date. It is certainly an imposing
sight to see a well-drilled body of police officers at inspection
and parade, or going into action against an unlawful demon-
stration. The officers will have confidence in their superior
officers, obey all orders promptly, making a retreat impos-
sible. Again, it gives an officer snap and a soldierly appear-
ance while in uniform and on duty, which is so desirable in
an up-to-date officer. Of course, some people say, " Drill is
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we are going to do. Drill makes an oflScer quick in move-
ments and actions ; his mind is trained to obey and to be on
the alert for any emergency.

Place of Detention.

The Place of Detention is in good and clean condition.
Female prisoners and boys under age, who are confined in
large and comfortable cells, are well taken care of by the
matrons.

Thirty-three hundred and three prisoners were confined
during the year, and disposed of as follows :

Taken to Police Court for final disposition 2,879

Held for safekeeping 292

Held on suspicion 45

Sent to Hospital 10

Sent to Probate Court 8

Held for parents 69

Total , 3,303

Police Library.

The Police Library contains at present 1,313 volumes of
reading-matter. Only thirteen volumes were donated, and
not one book was bought. Thirteen hundred and thirty
books w^re given out to officers during the year, a decrease
of about two hundred volumes over the previous year.

Some effort should be made to cause an increase of new
reading-matter. Officers are slow in contributing towards
purchasing books. If circulars were sent to our business
and manufacturing interests, calling their attention to the
wants of the library, I am satisfied they would respond
liberally. The library should be made more entertaining
and attractive to our officers.



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Legal Clerk.

The report of F. M. Coppock, Legal Clerk, presents the
following business transacted during the year 1901 :

*' At the beginning of the year there were pending in the
courts of this county and of the United States in this county
fifty suits of various kinds, in which the department or some
member thereof was a party.

** There were brought during the year six suits for false
imprisonment and two for assault, making a total of eight.
Of these suits six were disposed of either by trial or by
dismissal for want of prosecution.

" Number of suits pending at beginning of year 50

" ** brought during the year 8

Total 58

Number of suits disposed of during the year 6

Number of suits remaining at end of year 52 "

Bonds.

There were examined during the year, and reported as
being sufficient under the rule of the Board, seventy-seven
bonds of members of the department and private policemen.



Miscellaneous Business.

Under this head a number of opinions were delivered to
the different officers of the department on various questions
of importance arising during the year, but nothing special to
be noted here, further than the usual routine of business in
the department.



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Individual Record.

The individual record consists of a separate book for each
member of the department, wherein is recorded, as the events
occur, all arrests made by the officer and the disposition of the
same ; all incidents, time lost by the officer, and the cause ;
the officer's physical condition ; the result of his semi-annual
examination before the Mental and Manual Examiners, and
a record of all charges filed against the officer, with the
disposition of the same ; together with such other entries
affecting his record as may from time to time be ordered by
the Superintendent of Police. The record so kept is correct
and complete in every detail.

Police Benevolent Association.

The Police Benevolent Association, formed by members
of this department for the purpose of assisting the families
of deceased officers, is at present composed of 485 members.
Three deaths occurred during the year, and each family
received $962, members of the association paying two dollars
at the death of an officer.

In conclusion, I deem it my duty to call your Honor's
attention to matters that should receive prompt action on
the part of our citizens :

1. The daily reports show a number of doors of stores and
dwellings unlocked and not properly secured for the night.

2. Families in our suburban districts should be more
careful in fastening windows and doors after sundown. The
nimble porch-climber's work would be cut ^hort if more care
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3. The employment of servants without examining into
their characters as to honesty has been the cause .of some
robberies which could otherwise have been prevented. The
department is, as a matter of course, unable to guard against
such robberies.

If a burgler enters a house at night, carrying deadly
weapons, he will kill if he finds that he is caught and can
not escape. The punishment should not be less than ten
nor more than twenty years in the penitentiary.

If a thief, known as a felon and has been convicted as
such, is found carrying deadly weapons upon the streets or
alleys, no matter when, he should, if found guilty, receive
a similar punishment.

Before closing my report I desire to extend to your Honor
and the Board of Police Commissioners my sincere thanks
for the assistance given me in the discharge of my duties.

To the rank and file of the force, who by their devotion
to duty have brought this department to its high standing, I
am very grateful.

Respectfully submitted,

PHIL. DEITSCH,

Superintendent of Police,



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Report of the Clerk.



Cincinnati, January i, 1902.

Coi.. Philip Deitsch, Superintendent of Police :

Sir, — I have the honor to submit my sixteenth annual
report, in tabulated form, of the clerical work of the depart-
ment for the year. 1901.

STATEMENT No. 1.
Showing Receipts and Dlsborsements of the Watch Fund daring the Tear.



1901



Jan.



Julj



July 17

Dec. 17
Dec. 31



Dec. 31



RECEIPTS.



Balance certifications from 1900. .

Available balance

Tax duplicate, first six months. . .

Dow tax, first six months

Tax duplicate, second six months.

Dow tax, second six months

Cigarette tax for the year

Sundry office receipts

City Contingent Fund

Sundry office receipts

Infirmary Fund



Total.



DISBURSEMENTS.



Maintenance

Improvements and repairs.

Salaries

Rents

Telephone service



Balance to 1902.
Certifications . .



Available balance.



2,326 46

5,075 80

199,202 90

72,401 74

i 90,047 59

70,719 54

1,240 01

714 22

8,000 00

363 55

26,430 3>



16,699 73

8,082 82

535,218 23

1,696 00

9,571 58



576,522 12



571,268 36



5.253 76
4,826 46



$427 30



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STATEMENT No. 6.
Showlner Nativity of the Present Police Force and their Social Condition.



Whbre Born.


Number.


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Single.


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436
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Total


530


470


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STATEMENT No. 6.

Number of Days Lost by Members of the Police Force by Sickness, etc.,

doriner the Tear.



Months.



January. . .
February. .

March

April

May

June

Ju'y

August

September
October...
November.
December.

Total .



Sick.



664

433
485

359
421

330
3«5
420
420
492
521
465



5,395



With
Leave.



'77
93
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77
108
124
M5
253
118

66
133

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25

3
5



35



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51



35
15



10
20

30
36



197



Total.



792
526
596
436
589
472
535
673
548

579
684
603



7,033



Number of members sick during the year 223

** " absent with leave 593

** " absent without leave during the year . . 5

** ** suspended during the year 10



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STATEMENT No. 7.
Showiner Former Oocapations of Members of Present Police Force.



Agent 1

Attorney i

Bakers 2

Barbers f

Barkeeper 1

Blacksmiths 17

Boilermaker 1

Brass-flnishers 2

Brass-molder 1

Brnss-polisher 1

Bricklayers - •• o

Brlckmoiders J

HridKC-builder ^ J

Bristle-comber 1

Butchers - lO

Cabinetmakers 4

Car-inspectors f

Carpenters ^;»

Cai^repairer a

Carrlagemakers 7

Carriage-painten 3

(Carriage-trimmers. 3

Cigar-dealer -J

Cigarmakers.... J

Clerks 23

Coachmen »

Coal dealer }

Collarmakers ^

Collectors 2

Compounder- i

Couauctors, street-car 1»

Coopers 2

Copyist. : \

Coremaker a

Court bailiff J

Cutter, L'lothing }

r.wtto.TH. shoe "*

Draymen J

Drivers 28

Druggist 1

Engineers : J

Expressman J

Farmers- J

Firemen »

Florist 1

Foundrymen ^

Gardeners J

Gasfitters, 2

Gilder..- J

Gripmen, cable-car 7

Grocers 2

Guard J

Hamessraakers J

Mostler \

House-raiser— i

Hucksters *

Insurance agents. 4

Iron-workers « 5

Janitors *

Laborers w 3"

Lawyer }

Liveryman J

Locksmith 1

Machinists 15



Cutlers, shoe.
Dairyman-
Distiller...



Machine-hands 4

Mail agent 1

Marble-polisher 1

Mariner 1

Marshal 1

Mate 1

Matrons.... 4

Messenger 1 '

Miller -.. 1

Millwright- 1

Motormen 8

Molders 13

Nurse 1

Packers -

Painters »

Paper-hangers 2

Paver 1

Physicians -

Plasterer- 3

Plumbers ■*

Policemen ^

Porters ^

Potter 1

Pressman 1

Printers 3

Produce-dealer J

Railroaders, street- »'

Rolling-mill hand. 1

Kopemaker I

Saddlers I

Safemakers «;

Salesmen 1'

Saloouists , ]-

Sawmakers- — '-

Sawj'ers — J

Shoe-laster \

Shoemaken< ^

Soap-boilers..... -

Solaicrs v

Solicitor \

Steam pipe-fitters. .....«« *

Stonecutters.- r

Stonemason *

Storekeeper, U. S }

Stove-finisher J

Siove-mounters J

Switchman J

Tailor \

Tanners \

Teacher i

Teamsters *\

Telegraph operator {

Tinners ;

Tobacconist



Trunkmaker .!......!!! }



I'pfltter ,.

Upholsterers ?

Wa^onmaker .,

Waiters ^ jT

Watchmen, private V

Whcelmaker :

Wheelwright. .— j

Woodworker



Total-



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STATEMENT No. 8.
Crimes, Misdemeanors, etc., for 1901.



Abducting child 1

Abusing family 128

Arson 5

Assault and battery 521

Assault with Intent to kill 26

Assault with intent to rob 3

Attempt at burglary 2

Bathiug in daytime 10

Bigamy 2

Boarding a train while in motion 15

Breaking open freight-car 2

Burglary 50

Carrying concealed weapons 129

Committing nuisance 7

Cruelty to animals 10

Cruelty to child « 1

Cutting with Intent to kill 41

Deserting 3

Discharging firearms In city limits 15

Disorderly conduct 1,531

Displacing railroad switch 3

Drunkenness 1.928

Dumping refuse on state property 2

Embezzlement 18

Exposing person 29

Exhibiting lewd pictures 3

Failing to bang out red light» 2

Failing to keep record-book 6

Failing to provide for family 1G7

False pretenses 5

Failing to attend school 10

Failing to send children to school 9

Forgery 4

Fornication « „ 6

Fugitive from justice.- 24

Giving concert without license 3

Harboring vicious dog 22

Harboring lewd women- 4

Highway robbery... 1

Harboring thieves. 1

Held for other authorities 149

Horse-stealing - 1

House-breaking - 20

Illegal voting.- 2

Incorrigibility- 46

Interfering with officer 5

Insanity « 44

Keeplog opeu saloon on Sunday 100

Keeping open saloon between 12 m.

and 6 A. M 215

Keeping house of ill-fame 73

Keeping pawn-shop without license ... 2
Keeping second-hand store without

license 4

Known thief 1

Larceny, grand 73

Larceny, petit 602



Loitering about a common bar-room.. .

Loitering «.

Maiming ^

Malicious destruction of property

Manslaughter « -

Murder

Obstructing street

Obtaining food and lodging with in-
tent to defraud

Obtaining money by false pretenses...

On capias

Operating pool-room

Participating in theatrical perform-
ance on Sunday

Passing counterfeit money -

Permitting animals to run at large

Personal violenoe to officers

Picking pockeu

Pointing firearms at another.-

Playing game of chance for money

Practicing trick-game

Procuress-

Posting bills

Painting signs without license

Practicing medicine without diploma

Rape

Receiving money under false pretense

Receiving stolen goods

Reckless driving

Removing body without permit

Renting rooms for purposes of prosti-
tution -

Robbery-

Running bicycle without bell or light

Removing mortgaged property from
the stale

falling by light weight.-

Selling railroad tickets on street

Sending claims out of state for collec-
tion -

Shooting with Intent to kill

Smoking opium .~

Street-beg^ng

Suffering game of chance on premises

Sodomy -

Taking horse without leave

Tapping electric wires

Tbrowing stones at railroad trains

Throwing vitriol

Trespassing

Using obscene language

Vagrancy

Violating market ordinance

Weighting instrument with intent to
deiraud



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