From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

White, Robert C.

(born: 1952) 

Robert C. White was the first African American police chief of the newly formed Louisville Metro Police Department in Louisville, KY. He was born in Richmond, VA. He began his career in Washington, D.C. In 1995, he was named the first police chief of the D.C. Housing Authority Police Department. In 2003, he became the first African American police chief in Metro Louisville, KY. White came to Louisville from Greensboro, NC, where he had been the police chief. White is a graduate of the University of the District of Columbia and John Hopkins University. In 2011, Robert C. White left Kentucky to become the Chief of Police in Denver, CO. For more see G. Josephstaff, "Chief Robert White: new leader set to take reins," Courier-Journal, 01/05/2003, News section, p. 01A; "Louisville, KY, gets first Black police chief," Jet, vol. 103, issue 3 (01/13/2003), p. 19 [available full view at Google Book Search]; and Chief Robert White in Who's Who of Black Louisville, Inaugural Edition, pp.66-67.

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NKAA Source: Courier-Journal [Louisville] (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Who's who in black Louisville (serial)
NKAA Source: Jet (periodical)

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