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Safety Precautions

Businesses are advised to take necessary safety precautions due to regional looting activities. Residents please follow curfew order.

Post Date:06/01/2020 3:00 PM

Looters have targeted hundreds of retail businesses throughout the region over the last 48 hours – Businesses are advised to take necessary safety precautions.
 
The Fremont Police Department continues to monitor the situation taking place across our region and specifically in the East Bay.  In response, the Department’s Crowd Control Team has been deployed to provide mutual aid throughout our County.  We have added staffing to our patrol division and taken safety measures to prevent large scale looting at major retail centers in Fremont, specifically the Fremont Hub and Pacific Commons.  These measures will continue to be in place for the next several days.

We have no credible or verified information that Fremont retailers will be targeted, however as we have seen in cities around us, this situation is very fluid and quite unpredictable.  With that being said, we would like to alert a warn and provide guidance to all businesses and residents in Fremont. 

Businesses:  Please consider taking any precautionary measures to ensure the safety of your employees, facility, equipment and/or merchandise.  Suggested measures include:

  • Limiting access to your property by closing or restricting vehicular driveways.
  • Ensuring alarm and video systems are in working condition and activated.
  • Bring in and/or secure equipment, displays, tools, construction materials and other loose items that could be used as a weapon, vandalized or even destroyed.
  • Boarding up large glass windows.
  • Essential businesses will need to consider closing early to coincide with the curfew order.
  • Reach out to Fremont Economic Development for business-related questions via email or 510-284-4020.

Residents:  Please follow the newly implemented curfew order for the City of Fremont.  Effective June 1, 2020 through June 8, 2020, a curfew is in place for Fremont community members from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.   Community members are asked to please shelter at home. 

Full Order available here.

Protest/Peaceful March Activities:  The Fremont Police Department will help facilitate peaceful protests within the City of Fremont.  Several peaceful marches are planned in the upcoming days to take place in and around our Central Downtown.  Businesses and residents in the general area of Mowry Ave/Fremont Blvd./Stevenson Blvd./Civic Center Dr., should expect and plan for these activities, which could include rolling road closures as we assist with these activities.  Specific information will continue to be shared on the Fremont Police Department’s social media platforms, specifically Nixle, Nextdoor, Facebook and Twitter.

Questions/Tips/Concerns:  Please email us so we can assist you. 

As a final reminder please help us keep our 911 lines open for emergencies.  Please use 510-790-6800 ext.3 for non-urgent crime reporting and police requests.  Our email above should be used for general questions and information. 

Thank you and please stay safe Fremont!

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