Fox 2 reported that White’s priorities include handling the rising crime rate and gun violence.

“The idea is not necessarily to lock everybody up – you can’t arrest your way out of problems – but it’s to be visible in those communities. So right out the gate, we want to make sure we have everybody who can patrol to be patrolling,” White said in the article, adding that handling racial injustice is important, too. “We’ll expand on that. In fact, I am going to build a diversity, equity. and inclusivity unit immediately. That’s something that is non-negotiable. We are beyond the point of discussion on equity and inclusiveness. It’s something that has to be dealt with across the country, let alone in the department.”

This new change is coming on the heels of the Board of Commissioners’ national search for the next permanent chief.