Jerry Dyer is the City of Fresno’s 26th Mayor, sworn into office on January 5th, 2021.
Before his election as Mayor, Jerry served 40 years in the Fresno Police Department, including the final 18 as Chief. He has the distinction of being the longest-tenured police chief in Fresno’s history.
Jerry was born in Fresno, but grew up in the Fowler area and graduated from Fowler High School.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology from California State University Fresno and a Master’s Degree in Management from California Polytechnic University at Pomona.
During his police career, Jerry also graduated from the California Command College, where his peers recognized him as the Most Inspirational Student. In addition, he is a graduate of the FBI’s National Executive Institute.
Jerry has served as the President of the California Police Chiefs Association and 2nd Vice President of the Major Cities Chiefs Association.
He was chosen as a Paul Harris Fellow for Rotary International and was recognized in 2018 with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Fresno County Office of Education.
Over the years, he served as a board member for the Boys and Girls Club, Fresno Rescue Mission, Marjaree Mason Center, and Breaking the Chains.
Jerry has been married to his wife, Diane, for 41 years and has been blessed with two children and five grandchildren. The Mayor and his wife attend New Covenant Community Church in Fresno where in the past he served as a member of the Deacon Board.