A published report says Cincinnati Police Chief, James Craig will be offered the same job in his hometown of Detroit in the next week or so. According to Detroit news columnist Nolan Finlay, Craig isFull Story >
A published report says Cincinnati Police Chief James Craig will be offered the same job in his hometown of Detroit in the next week or so. "If they say it's this week then I'll see if my phone rings this week," Chief Craig said Monday.Full Story >
Cincinnati Police Chief James Craig may still be considering the top cop position in Detroit, according to a local news outlet.FOX 2 News in Detroit reports Chief Craig visited Detroit last week in connectionFull Story >
Cincinnati Police Chief James Craig admitted Wednesday that he has met with city officials in Detroit about the open police chief position there.Full Story >
The clock is ticking for Detroit city leaders to choose their next police chief. With Cincinnati's chief reportedly on the short list, FOX19 is breaking down how the two cities compare.
Population: 296, 943
Size: 77.94 sq. mi
Median Household Income: $34,104
Projected Deficit: $35 million
Police Officer Salaries: No raises starting in 2010
Officers: 972 (sworn)
Chief Salary: $138,000
Homicides 2012: 53
Homicides 2011: 67
Homicides 2010: 72
Size: 138.75 sq. mi.
Median Household Income: $27,862
Projected Deficit: $386 million
Police Officer Salaries: 10% pay cut in August 2012
Chief Salary: $85,700 - $140,500
Homicides 2012: 386
Homicides 2011: 344
Homicides 2010: 308
The Emergency Manager, Kevyn Orr, who is essentially running the city in its financial crisis and the Mayor of Detroit, Dave Bing, talked about the candidates Tuesday but have not made an official offer.
Because the Emergency Manager has final say right now in Detroit, no council approval is required, which means the announcement could come at any time.