By Rick Howlett
Louisville Metro Police Chief Robert White is one of six finalists for the chief’s job at the Dallas Police Department.
The three other finalists are assistants to Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle, who’s retiring next month.
White was hired by Mayor Jerry Abramson to lead the merged city/county police department in 2003. Abramson is not seeking re-election, so White’s future in Louisville is uncertain after this year.
White said in a statement that he’s pleased to be a finalist for the job, but he’s fully committed to his current position, and there’s still much work to be done in Louisville.
Abramson also released a statement, calling White one of America’s best police chiefs, adding that he hopes White stays in Louisville until he’s “too old to carry a gun.”