James White was appointed as an assistant police chief in Detroit in 2013. In November 2015 he will be considered for the post of police chief in Ann Arbor.

Timeline: James White

December 14, 2015. Detroit assistant police chief scotches Ann Arbor move. Detroit News. “Ann Arbor treated me well, and I really appreciate the opportunity they gave me, but after careful consideration, and discussing it with my family, we agreed that this just wasn’t the right time to leave Detroit,” he said. “There’s important work we’re doing here in the post-bankruptcy era, and I’m responsible for a lot of sensitive projects.”

December 14, 2015. Ann Arbor police chief candidate turns down job to stay in Detroit, Ann Arbor News.