Jerry Dyer issued the following statement following today’s announcement that Deputy Police Chief Andy Hall was named to the position of Acting Chief of Police for the Fresno Police Department:

I’m excited to see a strong and effective leader, Deputy Chief Andy Hall assume the position of Acting Chief of the Fresno Police Department. I have known Andy for 40 years and have great confidence in his leadership skills.

As I begin my extended leave, I’m ready to  commit 100 percent of my energy toward delivering a vision for One Fresno and strengthening our city.

I look forward to spending more time talking to Fresnans about the critical issues facing our community.