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Maintaining Order – An Interview with Chief James Craig – Episode 552

On this episode of Blunt Force Truth, Chuck and Mark are joined by Chief James Craig. Chief Craig has spent 44 years in law enforcement and is currently the Chief of Police in Detroit.

Today’s show rundown:

  • Chief Craig’s response to the riots and protests that have occurred in Detroit
  • How the rioters are very organized and are being shipped into cities
  • Why the rioters across the country are domestic terrorists
  • Why defunding the police does not make sense
  • How Chief Craig handled the no police zone that popped up in Detroit
  • The dangers eliminating cash bail and how it is causing an uptick in crime
  • The importance of law enforcement having a relationship with the community
  • Chief Craig’s thoughts on how citizens can keep themselves safe


More about Chief James Craig:

Chief James Craig came to Detroit after serving in the same post in the Cincinnati Police Department for two years. Previously, he spent two years as chief of the Portland Police Department in Maine. A native Detroiter, Chief Craig started his police career here in the City in 1977. After a downsizing of the Detroit Police Department, he joined the Los Angeles police force and remained there for 28 years.

Connect with Chief James Craig:


Twitter: @ChiefJECraigDPD


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