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White Among Finalists For Dallas Police Chief

By Rick HowlettLouisville Metro Police Chief Robert White is one of six finalists for the chief's job at the Dallas Police Department.White is one of three people from outside the Dallas department under consideration along with police chiefs from San Jose, California and Austin, Texas. The three other finalists are assistants to Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle, who's retiring next month.White was hired by Mayor Jerry Abramson to lead the merged city/county police department in 2003. Abramson is not seeking re-election, so White's future in Louisville is uncertain after this year.White said in a statement that he's pleased to be a finalist for the job, but he's fully committed to his current position, and there's still much work to be done in Louisville.Abramson also released a statement, calling White one of America's best police chiefs, adding that he hopes White stays in Louisville until he's "too old to carry a gun."

Rick Howlett was midday host and the host of LPM's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." He was with LPM from 2001-2023 and held many different titles, including Morning Edition host, Assignment Editor and Interim News Director. He died in August 2023. Read a remembrance of Rick here.

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