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Detroit Chief: Command Staff Changes to Save $1M

October 15, 2013  | 

Screenshot via WXYZ.
Screenshot via WXYZ.
Detroit Police Chief James Craig has announced changes to his executive team that will save the agency roughly $1 million a year in salaries, he said during a press conference.

Chief Craig reduced the number of deputy chiefs from six to three and the number of commanders from 17 to nine. The tank of captain replaces the rank of inspector, reports the Detroit Free-Press.

Chief Craig also announced the appointments of commanding officers over precincts and other specialized areas such as homicide, the central business district, investigative operations, training, organized crime, and major crime.

Since taking over as chief in the summer, Craig has eliminated mandatory 12-hour shifts, boosted hiring, and begun addressing malfunctioning equipment.

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Chuck McKenzie @ 10/16/2013 9:54 AM

This is an unusual message coming from me, but I wish Chief Craig the best in trying to restore the department to a functional law enforcement unit. To say the least, my interaction with chiefs has left much to be desired, but this man seems to be the one who at least has a chance to accomplish the mission. It will take someone who is very strong to take on the corrupt politicians of Detroit
who have raped the town. But, this is a Democrat-controlled city and, like with the other liberal cities in bankruptcy, Chief Craig will have his work cut out for him. I wish him the very best, because Detroit needs him, and he is the kind of chief I wish I had worked for.

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