Cincinnati Police Chief James Craig

Cincinnati Police Chief
5:28 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

City narrows police chief search to four

Interim Cincinnati Chief Paul Humphries
City of Cincinnati

A screening committee  has narrowed the list of Cincinnati police chief candidates to four finalists from the original pool of 28. 

The finalists are (in alphabetical order):

  • Jeffrey Blackwell, Deputy Chief –  Columbus, Ohio  Police Department
  • Michael Dvorak, Deputy Chief – Mesa, Arizona  Police Department
  • Paul Humphries, Interim Police Chief – Cincinnati Police Department
  • Jerry Speziale, Deputy Superintendent – NY/NJ Port Authority Police

City Manager Milton Dohoney will interview the four candidates in the next coming days. 

Chief James Craig
11:14 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Chief Craig: Detroit is home

Chief James Craig leaving a press conference after announcing he's leaving Cincinnati to take the top job in his native Detroit.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Cincinnati Police Chief James Craig is officially going home. Craig is taking the top job in his hometown of Detroit.

"It's home," says Craig. "My family, my siblings, mom and dad who are aging, those are big draws... I started my policing career there almost 38 years ago. This is an opportunity to finish my policing career in a city that I love and make a difference."

Craig says he's excited about the opportunity and thankful for his time and the people in Cincinnati, adding he wouldn't have been considered for the Detroit job without his experiences here.

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Kentucky Speedway
12:31 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Area police talk smack while preparing for Kentucky Speedway race

The "Top Cop Challenge," part of Police Memorial Week, is May 16th at the Kentucky Speedway.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

"Let the games begin," said Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones and Cincinnati Police Chief James Craig. Listen to them talk smack at a news conference Thursday as they announced the Kentucky Speedway's First Top Cop Challenge, May 16th, as part of Police Memorial Week.


Officers representing Cincinnati, Butler County, Hamilton County, Florence, Lexington, Gallatin County, Oldham County and the Kentucky State Police will open the competition with a two-officer team.

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