James Tolbert is the Flint Chief of Police. He was hired in 2013 by Flint emergency financial manager Darnell Earley, replacing Alvern Lock.

Timeline: James Tolbert

October 14, 2013. New Flint police chief denies detective's claims of Detroit cover-up. David Harris, Flint Journal. "Flint's new emergency manager said he was unaware the city's new police chief was the target of a lawsuit alleging he blocked a detective's efforts to solve the killing of an exotic dancer tied to a long-rumored party at the home of disgraced ex-Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick."