SJ Police Chief a Finalist for Dallas Top Cop Job

By Omar Villafranca and Jessica Greene
|  Tuesday, Mar 9, 2010  |  Updated 1:35 PM PDT
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SJ Police Chief a Finalist for Dallas Top Cop Job

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San Jose Police Chief Rob Davis could be heading east.

Davis on Monday was named one of six finalists for the top job at the Dallas Police Department. He would replace their outgoing chief, David Kunkle.

Davis has been with the SJPD since 1980 and has been the chief there since 2004. During his time, he has worked as a consultant for the U.S. State Department in Central America, helping to train law enforcement. His resume says he's fluent in Spanish.

It seems Davis is looking around for a new department to run. He was also a finalist for he Los Angeles Police Department chief position. But he assured us today that he's happy running the San Jose Police Department.

"I do want the community to hear me loud and clear. This is not because I'm unhappy in any way, shape or form in san Jose. I couldn't be more grateful. This is an opportunity that came up. I was asked to put my name in, and I did. I've had other offers in other cities. But I'm not interested. It has to be the right fit."

Here's a glance at the other finalists for the Dallas job:

  • First Assistant Chief David Brown: He's spent the last 27 years at Dallas PD. His resume notes that he ran police operations during the city's response to hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
  • Assistant Chief Daniel Garcia: He's been with Dallas PD for 31 years. He's spent  several years undercover as a detective.
  • Assistant Chief Floyd Simpson: He's been with Dallas PD for 24 years. Several times, he's served as commander for special event operations, including for the AT&T Cotton Bowl and for Texas/OU weekend.
  • Art Acevedo is the current top cop in Austin. He's held the position since 2007. Before moving to Texas, he served more than 20 years with the California Highway Patrol.
  • Robert White is the chief in Louisville, Ky. He was also the chief in Greensboro, N.C. White spent three decades with the Washington D.C. metro police, where he got his start in law enforcement.

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