Crime & Punishment
DOJ & Fresno PD Work Together to Remove 30 Lbs of Meth
Federal and local law enforcement negotiated with drug traffickers from Mexico and made a local bust yielding 30 pounds of methamphetamine.
815 Sworn Officers Down From 849 Nine Years Ago in FresnoJuly 16, 2018
Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer says call volume increased dramatically, and despite being fully staffed, the department is still short 34 officers from nine years ago.
Extraordinary job by lone police officer in Fresno State shootingMarch 2, 2018
Fresno police officer addresses a difficult situation alone to ensure shooting does not travel onto Fresno State campus.
Anti-camping ordinance struggling to connect homeless to servicesJanuary 29, 2018
The ordinance, now in full force by Fresno police, is hitting a big barrier: a stubborn population of homeless unwilling and unconvinced of the need for social services.
Fresno upgrades communications system for police, fire departmentsJanuary 16, 2018
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.