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Deputy Chief Leaving Fresno PD to Lead Neighboring Agency

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Fresno Deputy Police Chief Mike Reid was named chief in a neighboring Valley city this week. (GV Wire/Jahz Tello)
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Michael Reid, longtime deputy police chief in Fresno, is leaving to become the head man in Fowler.

Monday night, the Fowler City Council voted 3-1 to appoint Reid as police chief. He is replacing Rudy Alcaraz, who is leaving to become police chief in Selma.

City manager Wilma Tucker (formerly Wilma Quan) recommended Reid. Tucker worked in Fresno as city manager before moving to Fowler.

“Chief Reid presents a compelling candidacy for the Police Chief role. His experiences in all facets of a police operation provide an excellent background for consideration,” a candidate profile written by consultant Paul Kimura said.

The San Joaquin Valley Sun first reported the hiring.

Starts Next Week

Reid is scheduled to start Aug. 3. His last day in Fresno, where he started as a patrol officer in 1993, is Aug. 1.

Fowler councilmembers Daniel Parra, Juan Mejia and Mark Rodriquez voted yes; Karnig Kazarian voted no.

Reid is also an elected member of the Caruthers Unified School Board

David Taub has spent most of his career in journalism behind the scenes working as a TV assignment editor and radio producer. For more than a decade, he has worked in the Fresno market with such stops at KSEE-24, KMJ and Power Talk 96.7. Taub also worked the production and support side of some of TV sports biggest events including the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals and NASCAR to name a few. Taub graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email

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