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Big news: Jerry Dyer retires as police chief


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.

Thoughts? What are you looking for in Fresno’s next police chief?

[photo: Eric Paul Zamora / The Fresno Bee]

Responses to "Big news: Jerry Dyer retires as police chief"

mdub420 says:

This is horrible news. I like Jerry dyer. The majority don’t like him, whether they think he’s crooked or think his department killed too many “good family men” lol, I liked him because he went after the law breakers like Wyatt Herp went after the killers of his brother.

Foes against will say crime is worse than ever lol. Well when the sheriffs don’t lock anyone up, what do you expect? And then the foes cry foul when the cops kill a gang banger or robbery suspect.

I hope the next police chief isn’t a wuss, like the foes who are against dyer want. I hope the police chief continues to make these gang angers quiver with fear knowing that it’s only a matter of time before their clock is punched.

There was one thing I didnt like about dyer. I just dont like how aggressive the department is against bars or clubs opening up, and how there had to be checkpoints all over because of these bars. That’s the only thing.

Other than that, I was happy to say hello and shake the chief’s hand when I ran into him eating at coney island. I still haven’t washed that hand.

james says:

So you want a police chief who’s tough on some crimes, but not others? Got it.

JML says:

The new chief should make downtown safer.

mdub420 says:

what can i say? i’m a drunk who needs to get from one bar to the next.

james says:

I watched the press conference and thought, “Wow, he’s sincere. Maybe he’s burned out and just wants to capitalize on his retirement.”

And then I read George’s take. Something’s not adding up.

Anonymous says:

Who is Wyatt Herp? Is that Wyatt Earp’s doppelganger, but with herpes or something? I’d expect a guy who dose not know how to spell to be kissing that crooked, child molesting, coke snorting, trigger happy, good ole boy’s behind. Keep your head in the sand! LOL! (Laugh out loud)

Your an Idiot!

mdub420 says:

You know who I’m talking about jackass. Go f*** yourself slow.