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Andy Hall Says He Is Next Fresno Police Chief



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Andy Hall, a deputy chief with the Fresno Police Department for the past three years, said Friday morning that he will take over as top cop upon Jerry Dyer’s retirement in mid-October.
Hall confirmed reports by other Fresno area media and Fresno City Councilman Miguel Arias that he will be introduced as chief later this morning.

Hall Slated to Retire in 15 Months

The police department veteran didn’t address reports that he will lead the department on an interim basis. However, he is scheduled to retire in about 15 months.
Hall’s appointment follows a nationwide search and extensive community involvement in selecting Dyer’s successor.

Five finalists were identified by a consultant, but apparently none of them was thought to be up to the job in the eyes of Fresno Mayor Lee Brand and city manager Wilma Quan.
Hall was not interviewed for the position by the panels of City Hall and community leaders.
As deputy chief, Hall has overseen communications, information technology, and crime scene investigations.

Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email