J.J. Craig began his career as Victoria’s police chief by listening to the people he was hired to serve.
On the recommendation of a mentor, Craig visited a Victoria Target just before his interview for the job and struck up a conversation with an unfamiliar couple, he said.
“I introduced myself and said I’m a candidate for the police chief position. Is there anything you can tell me about the police department or the city,” Craig said. “I kept thinking they were going to say they don’t have time for me.”