Crime & Punishment
Fresno upgrades communications system for police, fire departments
Fresno City Hall is upgrading its public safety communications system. The project is long overdue, says Police Chief Jerry Dyer. The City Council last month approved two actions in the multi-phase upgrade. First, the council...
New Police Auditor’s first recommendation: buckle up arresteesNovember 27, 2017
The first recommendation from Fresno’s new police auditor is a doozy: Mandatory seat belt protection for all suspects being transported in police vehicles. John Gliatta was named head of the Office of Independent Review in...
2019 around the corner, Dyer’s future once again in focusOctober 15, 2017
Exactly two years from today – Oct. 16, 2019 – the Jerry Dyer era in Fresno law enforcement must come to an end. Then again, maybe it won’t. Here's why.
Beefed up Fresno P.D. sticks to its guns, cuts into crime trendsSeptember 26, 2017
Amid talk of expanding the Fresno Police Department to 1,000 officers, Chief Jerry Dyer said “I’m no longer worried” about getting qualified candidates.
Gliatta, former FBI Special Agent-in-Charge, takes helm of Police Auditor postAugust 31, 2017
Mayor Lee Brand introduced the third Police Auditor and unveiled his picks for the Fresno Public Safety Citizens Advisory Board.
Caprioglio delivers: El Dorado Park satellite police station opensAugust 16, 2017
This one took a while, but “Cap” has once again kept his promise. No wonder Council Member Paul Caprioglio was all smiles on Tuesday.
Fresno’s Trump rally a focal point of public safety excellenceJuly 30, 2017
With few days to prepare, then-Captain Andy Hall and Lieutenant Richard Tucker were tasked for planning for a rally by Donald Trump. Here's how they did it.
For Mayor’s Public Safety Board, uneasy marriage with social justice activists is no picnicMay 31, 2017
Lack of appeal reigns as the Brand admin looks for more public safety board applicants from activist groups.
Reports of public safety challenges underscore Fresno’s pivotMay 15, 2017
Two reports – one from Fresno Police, the other from the FBI – give us a revealing picture of Fresno's public safety landscape.