Last week it was announced that Detroit Police Deputy Chief Renee Hall was leaving to become the chief of police in Dallas, Texas. Now there’s speculation on whether Hall will take some of Detroit's top cops with her and what it would mean for the executive team at DPD.
"We've had some private conversations. I have been working very closely with Chief Hall, particularly as she begins this transition. I support that if she does that," said Chief James Craig, Detroit Police Dept.
“If I had to guess – and educated guess – there may be one or two that she might invite. I’ll tell you, I encourage out folks to seek opportunities of increased responsibility."
Just like in sports, when you have a successful organization, other teams try to get their people. It’s no different here. The Detroit Police Department is viewed as one of the best nationally, and now other cities are interested.
“Dallas wants what Detroit has."
"Certainly there's going to be a change at the top of the Minneapolis Police Department. It would not surprise me if we get the phone call. I got a phone call about St. Louis. That’s open and they’re interested in this executive team."
Chief Craig mentioned that one of the names he's received calls on for chief of police positions in other cities is Assistant Chief James E. White.
Assistant Chief James E. White said, "I'm humbled that people have asked about me, but I’m happy working under his leadership."