Chief White Still Finalist For Dallas Job

by Gabe Bullard

The chief of the Louisville Metro Police Department is still a finalist for a job in Texas.

White is one of six finalists for the police chief’s job in Dallas. He visited the city last week and says he hopes to hear from the city manager by the end of the month.

White says if Dallas doesn’t work out, he has other opportunities outside of Louisville.

“Obviously there are other places, which I prefer not to mention at this time, that have certainly expressed an interest in me applying or pursuing it and I’m certainly keeping those options open, but right now I’m focusing on here and Dallas,” he says.

White was appointed by Mayor Jerry Abramson in 2003. The Chief says his decision to look for another job is related to the mayor’s decision to seek the Lieutenant Governor’s post, rather than re-election to a third term as mayor.