Gregg Andreotti will take over as chief of the Mendota Police Department effective Wednesday, Mendota City Manager Vince DiMaggio said.
Andreotti, a 33-year veteran with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, will replace Chief Jerry Galvin, who retired in December. Andreotti climbed the ranks to sheriff’s lieutenant and commander for the metropolitan Fresno and eastern mountain regions before retiring from in 2014.
DiMaggio said Andreotti was chosen from a statewide field of candidates recruited by JW Associates, a public safety consulting firm.
Andreotti impressed interview committees with his resume, community focus, insights into crime prevention, strong leadership style and well-respected reputation, said DiMaggio, who had final say in the hiring process.