DETROIT (WXYZ) - Mayor Dave Bing announced today that Ralph Godbee has been named the permanent Detroit Chief of Police after a 60-day search.
“Chief Godbee has demonstrated that he can deliver the results this administration expects and our residents deserve,” said Mayor Dave Bing.
“Nothing is more important than making Detroit a safe city. Chief Godbee’s data-driven approach and commitment to our community is exactly what we need to continue fighting crime in our neighborhoods," Bing added.
Godbee was appointed interim-Chief of Police on July 21, 2010. The appointment came after Warren Evans was forced to resign when Action News broke a story featuring Evans in a so-called "sizzle reel." That "sizzle reel" was an apparent audition tape for a reality TV show featuring Evans.
Godbee becomes the city's fourth permanent replacement in the past two years.
Godbee joined the Detroit Police Department in 1987, ascending to the rank of Assistant Chief in 2007 and was re-appointed Assistant Chief in July 2009 following a brief retirement.
Mayor Dave Bing says no news conference will be held today on the naming of Godbee as the city's new top cop.
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