Andy Hall, a deputy chief with the Fresno Police Department for the past three years, is Fresno’s next police chief.

Mayor Lee Brand and city manager Wilma Quan made the announcement in a morning news conference.

Hall takes over as acting chief immediately. Chief Jerry Dyer will begin utilizing leave time that will extend to his official retirement date of October 15. The following day, Hall will become the department’s new Chief of Police.

As deputy chief, Hall has overseen communications, information technology, and crime scene investigations.

Brand Will Begin New Police Chief Search

Hall’s appointment follows a nationwide search and extensive community involvement in selecting Dyer’s successor. Hall did not apply for the job and was not among the finalists interviewed by a panel of city hall and community leaders last week.

While Hall’s appointment as chief is not being described as an “interim” selection, Brand says he will begin a new police chief search next year.

Quan said Hall is scheduled to retire from the Fresno Police Department in the spring of 2021. Hall said he will step aside when his successor as chief is selected and will remain with the department until his retirement.

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