James Craig
11:28 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Chief Craig says Detroit decision will come "soon"

Chief James Craig (left) and members of the Butler and Hamilton police departments at a Thursday news conference about a Kentucky Speedway race.
Chief James Craig (left) and members of the Butler and Hamilton police departments at a Thursday news conference about a Kentucky Speedway race.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

Cincinnati Police James Craig said Thursday morning he is interested in taking the Detroit Police Chief job if it is offered.

"I'm excited about the probability of going to Detroit and becoming the police chief. I'm very excited about that."

He made those comments at a news conference announce a Kentucky Speedway race with various police and sheriff's departments.

When WVXU asked about a timetable he said he didn't know, but, "I'm sure it is going to happen soon."

Craig has been rumored to be among the top candidates for the Detroit Police Chief's job. He's been the police chief in Cincinnati since 2011, and has served as the police chief in Portland, Maine. For more than 20 years he was a member of the Los Angeles Police force.