The next Dallas police chief will face a tough budget battle, pressure to continue a historic six-year decline in crime, and the challenge of molding hundreds of recruits into seasoned officers. City leaders got to see the finalists last night at a dinner party that was part-job interview, part-speed dating.
Three finalists are local: First Assistant Chief David Brown, Assistant Chief Floyd Simpson, and Assistant Chief Daniel Garcia. From out of town were Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo, San Jose Police Chief Robert Davis, and Louisville Metro Police Chief Robert White. Earlier Wednesday, they met with a resident panel and police association panel. Before sitting down for their meal, appetizers came in the form of questions from reporters. Chief David Kunkle retires this month.