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GOVERNMENT & MUNICIPAL resno is a full-service charter city operating under a strong mayor form of government. There are seven Council Members who are elected by district to four-year overlapping terms. The council appoints the City Attorney and City Clerk. The Mayor is elected at large, does not serve on the Council, but has veto power over certain actions taken by Council.

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The City Manager, who is appointed by the Mayor, is responsible for appointing all other department heads in over a dozen different departments. The City operates two airports (Fresno Yosemite International services most major cities), a bus system, and water, wastewater and solid waste utilities.

PUBLIC SAFETY resno is a full-service charter city operating under a strong mayor form of government. There are seven Council Members who are elected by district to four-year overlapping terms. The council appoints the City Attorney and City Clerk. The Mayor is elected at large, does not serve on the Council, but has veto power over certain actions taken by Council.

residents assistance to fully implement many of its programs such as Crime Stoppers, Neighborhood Watch and Citizens on Patrol. The Police Department also works to build trust in the community leading to greater levels of cooperation.

The City Manager, who is appointed by the Mayor, is responsible for appointing all other department heads in over a dozen different departments. The City operates two airports (Fresno Yosemite International services most major cities), a bus system, and water, wastewater and solid waste utilities.

The mission of the Fresno Police Department is to enhance safety, service, and trust with the community. Officers attempt to keep the community safe by preventing citizens from becoming victims of crime or from being injured in traffic collisions. They believe trust from the community provides every department member with the foundation required to carry out their duties.

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POLICE DEPARTMENT The Fresno Police Department works closely with the community and relies on

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT Established in 1877, the Fresno Fire Department is one of the oldest fire departments in our nation. Today, with

318 uniformed men and women, they serve over a half million residents spread over 112 square miles. Their compliment of resources and skills allows them to provide fire prevention, suppression, emergency medical response, hazardous materials response, technical rescue, and an assortment of community outreach services. The Fresno Fire Department provides emergency response from a total of 24 fire stations located throughout the City of Fresno, contract areas and Fresno Yosemite International Airport. Each station is staffed with a three- to fourperson engine or truck company and divided geographically into three

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