FRESNO, Calif. — Residents attended Starr Elementary School in Northwest Fresno for the first police Chief Recruitment community meeting on Tuesday.
“We are hoping the community will come out and give us some input about what they want to see,” said Jaime Sandoval, Communications Director of the City of Fresno.
Each person there took turns and shared their opinions about who should come next.
Jackie Newman is a Northwest Fresno resident. She said she admired Dyer but hopes the new chief coming in will come from a diverse background.
“This is one of the most diverse areas in the country and so those candidates need to be looked at, hispanic, black, white, male and female. Just a representative group,” said Jackie Newman, resident.
Chief Dyer will be retiring in October after nearly 40 years serving the community. They said their search for the person to fill his shoes is nationwide.
The city says all the input they receive will be given to a recruiting firm to help them find the best candidate.
The next meeting with be at Sunnyside High School on Thursday at 6 p.m.