• Daniel H. Steers

  • Cincinnati Police Lieutenant Badge L-26
  • Greater Cincinnati Police Museum Docent


Dan was born on April 17, 1949. Immediately out of high school, on July 23, 1967, he joined the Cincinnati Police Division as a Police Cadet. Between 1967 and 1970 he attended the University of Cincinnati, earning an associate degree in Police Science. During alternating quarters, Cadet Steers worked at Central Station (city jail in City Hall), District 5 (1012 Ludlow Avenue), and Training Section (314 Broadway). He was promoted to Police Recruit on September 13, 1970.

On January 31, 1971, he was promoted to Patrolman, issued Badge 399, and assigned to District 4 (7017 Vine Street). Three years later, Patrolman Steers was transferred to the Regional Enforcement of Narcotics Unit (RENU). Five years after that, he was promoted by competitive examination to Police Sergeant on June 18, 1978, issued Badge S-147, and assigned to District 1 (310 Lincoln Park Drive). Sergeant Steers also served in the Criminal Investigation Section and Narcotics Liaison Unit (both at 222 East Central Parkway). During 1983, Sergeant Steers attended the FBI National Academy. Two years later, in 1985, he was selected as the FBI National Academy Alumni Association Member of the Year.

On December 30, 1992, he was appointed Lieutenant, issued Badge L-26, and assigned to Patrol Bureau Administration at Headquarters. Lieutenant Steers also served in District 5, Street Corner Unit, and District 3 (3201 Warsaw Avenue). He retired on April 25, 1998, with almost 21 years of service and 58 letters of appreciation and/or commendation; including four from Cincinnati Police Chiefs; five from police chiefs in Fort Thomas, Blue Ash, Colerain Township, Glendale, and Oxford; one from the Hamilton County Sheriff; and two from the Special Agents in Charge of the local offices of the FBI and Secret Service.  He then went to work as the commander of the Northern Kentucky Drug Task Force. By the time he left in 2000, he had served communities in two states for 33 years.

When the Greater Cincinnati Police Museum opened in 2006, he began working the Tuesday morning shift until the Museum closed to pack up and move to its new location. Unfortunately, before the Museum reopened, Lieutenant Steers died on December 22, 2014. Among his survivors was Hamilton County Sheriff Sergeant Mikal Steers.


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