Mayor Brand asks Fresno residents to fill out survey for new police chief

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Mayor Lee Brand applauded the public’s response Tuesday to the start of the city’s process to find Fresno’s next police chief. 

The city is looking to gather as much input as possible from the community on what qualities, characteristics, priorities, issues and other attributes they would like to see in the next chief of police.

RELATED: To fill out the survey the city wants input on, click here. The survey is also available in Spanish and in Hmong.

“I appreciate the ideas as well as the passion that the public has brought to these citizen-led meetings,” Brand said. “This process requires transparency so I encourage everyone to share their thoughts, whether they attend a meeting or fill out a survey. We absolutely need their help in making this momentous decision.”

The current chief, Jerry Dyer, officially retires on Oct. 16.

The questions include:

  • What are the challenges in the City that you would like the new Police Chief to address?
  • What issues facing the City should the new Police Chief be aware of and understand?
  • What qualities are most important to look for in the next Police Chief?
  • Is there anything else the City Manager should consider when selecting the next Police Chief?

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