What Do You Want in A Police Chief? The City of Fresno Begins Their Search & Wants to Hear From You

News

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. 

For local and breaking news, and to get weather alerts, download our FREE mobile app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

CBS47 On Your Side

Do you have a problem that you need help solving? Contact CBS47 and let us be On Your Side.

Phone: 559-761-0383
Email: OnYourSide@cbsfresno.com

Don’t Miss

Best of the Valley
Sunday Morning Matters
MedWatch Today
Hispanic Heritage
Bulldog Insider: The Podcast
The Valley's Armenia
Pros Who Know

Images from Armenia

Small patients in Armenia
Yerevan by night.
Dr. Jeff Thomas delivers.
Dr. Jeff Thomas delivers in Gyumri.
Doctors unpack medical supplies from The Central Valley.
Fresno Medical Mission at work.
Medical Supplies being unloaded.
Fresno Medical Mission at the ready.
KSEE24 crew witnesses the miracle of life in Gyumri, Armenia.
Life saving work of Central Valley surgeons in Armenia.
Ribbon cutting on new surgical center in Ashtarak Armenia. Fresno donors made this dream come true.
KSEE24 on assignment with the Fresno Medical Mission
Honorary Consulate to Armenia Berj Apkarian explains the crisis facing one hospital.
KSEE24's Stefani Booroojian and Kevin Mahan at the meeting with President Bako Sahakyan.
Medical Meeting in Artsakh.
The President of Artsakh meets with the Fresno Medical Mission.
Learning modern medicine techniques with the Fresno Medical Mission in surgery.
Leaning in for a look. Dr. Brien Tonkinson holds class and helps a patient in Armenia.
Fresno Medical Mission cares on one of the smallest patients in the region. Six-year old Yanna receives life-changing better breathing surgery.