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LMPD chief finalist for Atlanta head job


Louisville's police chief is a finalist in another high profile job. The City of Atlanta, GA confirms Robert White will attend a town hall meeting next week with the two other finalists for the police chief job.

Mayor Kasim Reed will make his pick after the meeting. The Atlanta City Council will have to approve the hire.

After word was released that White was a finalist in Atlanta, he released the following statement:

"I feel fortunate that two agencies, Dallas and Atlanta, have chosen to pursue me in their national search for a Police Chief. It was at their invitation that I agreed to take part in the selection process. My participation is motivated by the Mayor's decision not to run for re-election, as well as my continued desire to stay engaged in the management or administration of law enforcement. That passion is the primary reason I remain one hundred percent committed to providing the best of service to our entire Louisville Metro community."

White has been the only chief of the Louisville Metro Police since the agency was formed due to the merger of city and county governments in 2003.