UPDATE: News from today’s press conference is that Jerry Dyer will retire as police chief on Thursday, but stay on as “interim chief” until a replacement is found.
“I love the city of Fresno and I love the Fresno Police Department,” Dyer said. “It’s difficult for me to pull away, but I know the timing is right.”
You can read more from The Bee here.
ORIGINAL POST: Big news out of city hall this morning, as Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer is expected to announce his retirement. Here’s the update from The Bee. We’ll update with more info as it comes.
Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer is expected to announce his retirement at a news conference today, sources said.
Fresno city officials said they will announce “a transition plan” for the Police Department at an 11:15 a.m. news conference today.
Dyer, Mayor Ashley Swearengin and City Manager Mark Scott will attend the news conference.
No other details have been released.
Dyer, who was appointed police chief in 2001, is one of the city’s longest-serving chiefs.
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[photo: Eric Paul Zamora / The Fresno Bee]