Colonel Stanley R. Schrotel  (1914-2002)


Cincinnati Police Chief (1951-1967)


Colonel Schrotel received the highest grade on the chiefs promotional exam in 1951 He was arguably the most innovated and forward looking police chief in the history of the nation. City Hall gave him unprecedented control over the department as it relates to hiring, firing, discipline training, and equipment.  His legacy, per Life Magazine:

  • The first integrated police department
  • Best equipped
  • Best educated
    Best trained
  • Best dressed
    The 1st Community Relations Section
  • In car two way radios
  • among others