Covington swears in 3 police officers

Mayor Joe Meyer swears in new police recruits Raven Cain, Christian Blythe, and Tiffany Schuler.

COVINGTON, Ky. - The Covington Police Department gained three patrol recruits today.

 Christian Blythe, Raven Cain, and Tiffany Schuler were sworn in today by Mayor Joe Meyer during a ceremony at City Hall.
Blythe is graduating from the University of Cincinnati in criminal justice. Cain, who has a criminal justice degree from Northern Kentucky University, was most recently a dispatcher with the Kenton County Emergency Communications Center and previously the City of Erlanger. And Schuler, who studies psychology at NKU, has been a Covington Police Cadet since February 2016.
All three will be sent to the Kentucky State Police training academy with plans to have them patrolling Covington’s streets come spring, said Covington Assistant Police Chief Brian Steffen.
This brings Covington’s police force to 114 sworn officers.
“This brings us to full strength for the first time in a long time,” Steffen said. “It will allow us to do things in other bureaus by having a fully staffed patrol bureau.”
Mayor Meyer talked to the recruits about the complexities of the job of a police officer, especially in today’s environment, and expressed his confidence that they’d live up to the standards set by Covington’s current officers.
“You’re the faces of city government to the people who live here,” Meyer said. “Our department has good relations with our residents, and we’d like to keep it that way.”
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