Detroit Police Chief James Craig signs extension, plans expansion

Year to date May 17, 2015

Homicide: 108
Robbery: 997
Carjacking: 141

The President of the Police Union, Mark Diaz, said it's imperative Detroit get a chief that's here to stay.

There are so many different reasons why we need to extend the chief's contract. first off, we don't need to be switching chiefs every other year. In my 21 years as a police officer, for about 19 of those years, that's exactly what was happening. 

Now, with his job secure, Chief Craig wants to hire more officers and pay them more.

"In Cincinnati, starting pay is $51,000. I worked in Cincinnati and let me just say that the work the Cincinnati Police Officers do, compared to Detroit, it makes the world of difference," Craig said.