City of Fresno announces new Police chief Paco Balderrama

February 07 2021 03:30 pm

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) —  The City of Fresno announced the city’s new police chief Paco Balderrama during a press conference Tuesday afternoon.

Mayor Lee Brand and City Manager Wilma Quan introduced Fresno’s next Chief of Police.

“It has been clear from the start of this process that the residents of Fresno want a chief who can make dramatic changes, build trust in the community, and improve public safety for everyone and I believe we have found that leader in Paco Balderrama,” said Mayor Brand.  

“We are thrilled to welcome Paco and his family to our great city and we know that he will meet the task of leading our police department with grace and humility.”

Former Chief Jerry Dyer, Mayor-Elect of Fresno, and Andrew Hall, Fresno Chief of Police, also attended.

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