In his final State of the City address on Tuesday, Fresno Mayor Lee Brand announced he, along with Mayor-Elect Jerry Dyer, would begin a new search for a permanent police chief on Wednesday.
Brand tapped Andy Hall to succeed the 18-year veteran Police Chief Dyer one of the longest-tenured police chiefs among America’s big cities, last July.
Hall’s selection was a surprise, as he was not a known candidate to succeed Dyer during the 2019 search.
Hall, who serves as interim chief, is set to retire in mid-2021 under the City’s deferred retirement program.
Brand made the announcement during his prime-time televised broadcast of the State of the City, hosted by the Fresno Chamber of Commerce.