Raise your hand if you’re a reality TV junkie. I admit it’s among my guilty pleasures and I know that many Cincinnatians are in the same boat, especially when our hometown is in the spotlight. So when Police Women of Cincinnati started airing I was overcome with excitement and pride, but also fear. How would the show portray the Queen City – as a glass half full or half empty? Would our reputation be strengthened or weakened?
Perceptions and reputations drive decisions on where companies locate and people choose to live or travel. I feared that Cincinnati’s history of riots, perceptions of Over-the-Rhine and recent budget talks of police mergers would overshadow our wonderful assets and negatively impact our image for potential residents. Lifelong residents and implants of Cincinnati will be pleased with the positive publicity we’ve received.
The series showcases Cincinnati as a city with dedicated public servants who work hard to make our streets safe. The four women representing Cincinnati’s Fraternal Order of Police are the center point giving viewers a snapshot into their hectic, dangerous lives. We see them chasing drug dealers or aiding gunshot victims all while balancing life at home. They are strong role models adequately representing Cincinnati’s ideals. My favorite being Officer Colleen Deegan because of her tough attitude yet light sense of humor.
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