DETROIT (WXYZ) — Both the Detroit Police Department and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan say City Council has made the appointment of Interim Police Chief James White to full-time Detroit Police Chief official.
The DPD announced the news in a Facebook post:
Duggan said the vote was a unanimous 7-0 on Twitter:
Today, Detroit City Council voted 7-0 to confirm James White as our city's permanent Police Chief. I'd like to thank our councilmembers for their support of our new Chief as he continues his important work. pic.twitter.com/N4CyNapDYE— Mayor Mike Duggan (@MayorMikeDuggan) September 21, 2021
White was appointed interim chief by Duggan following the retirement of James Craig. He then said he was submitting White's name to be the replacement chief a few weeks later.