Public Safety Agreement Renewed Between City and County of Fresno

Jun 18, 2014 No Comments by

FRESNO – Tuesday, the Fresno County Board of Supervisors approved the renewal of the public safety contract with the City of Fresno Police Department for the housing of Fresno’s prolific car thieves.

The original agreement began November 1 and was set to end June 30, 2014.  It will now extend through June 30, 2015. This agreement sets aside five beds for the Fresno Police Department and guarantees that designated arrestees will be held in the jail and not released due to overcrowding.  These car thieves have been tied to even more serious crimes such as murder.

“Continuing this agreement shows the commitment between the city and county of Fresno to make public safety a priority,” said Supervisor Henry Perea. “This agreement gives Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer the authority to decide who will be housed in those 5 inmate beds, where as in the past the decision was made solely by the Fresno County sheriff. Repeat offenders, if you commit a crime in the City of Fresno, there will be a bed waiting for you at the county jail.”
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