Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan to announce pick for new police chief

The City of Detroit will announce the new chief of police during a press conference on Monday, Aug. 23. 

UPDATE: Duggan names James White as Detroit police chief

Mayor Mike Duggan will announce his selection as Detroit Police Chief during a 3 p.m. press conference following a national search by the Board of Police Commissioners.

Detroit has been searching for a full-time chief following the retirement of James Craig at the end of May.

Following Craig's retirement, James White was named interim police chief, a job that he hoped he would get on a permanent basis once the Board of Commissioners completed a national search.

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White was no stranger to the department after spending 24 years with the department before leaving in August of 2020 to head up the state’s Department of Civil Rights.

FOX 2 will stream the announcement at 3 p.m. on this page.