Crime & Punishment
Countdown for Dyer?
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.
Gilatta, 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.
Fresno wants to add cops to the force, but arrests are down as crime risesMay 8, 2017
Even post-Prop. 47, statistics show a dramatic drop in overall arrests coinciding at a time when voters continue to make public safety their main concern.
108 Hours: Taking down Kori Muhammad and where Fresno goes from hereMay 2, 2017
The two connected deadly incidents destined for a prominent spot in local crime history have us asking: what happened and what will change?