Important Notice on City of Fremont Facilities Closure
In an effort to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), City of Fremont facilities, including the lobby of the Police Department, the Detention Facility, and the Tri-City Animal Shelter, are currently closed to public visitors. During the temporary closure Fremont Police and Fire will continue to provide essential public safety services. For more information, please refer to our web page on coronavirus (COVID-19) here.
How do I get on a list to be considered as a vendor for the Police Department?
The City of Fremont has partnered with BidSync to post, distribute, and then to receive electronic responses to the city’s solicitations. We are excited to utilize this innovative advance in electronic commerce. Please register as a prospective supplier to obtain information on open solicitations from the city.
By registering with BidSync you will be recognized as a supplier that is interested in doing business with the city and you will be able to receive email notices of the city’s bidding opportunities and then respond electronically. There is no charge to receive notices about or respond to the city’s solicitations. By registering with BidSync you will also have access to bidding opportunities from other public sector agencies, if you choose.
Note: The inclusion of the hypertext link to BidSync's website is not intended as an endorsement of any other product or service offered or referenced by BidSync.
Do you offer fingerprinting services to the public?
Yes. We offer Livescan digital fingerprinting services. The Detention Facility is located at 1990 Stevenson Boulevard, behind the Police Department. Additional information can be obtained from the Fingerprinting Services page.
What should I do if I accidentally dial 9-1-1?
Stay on the line and let the call-taker know that you made an error. Hanging up will require Communications Center personnel to call you back until they get an answer on the line. This is considered a 9-1-1 disconnect and it is a top priority for police.
When should I dial 9-1-1?
Call 9-1-1 when anyone's life is in danger or you are witnessing criminal activity that is currently in progress.
What number should I call for a non-emergency?
Please call (510) 790-6800, option 3. The non-emergency line would be used for crimes that have already occurred and the suspect is no longer present, suspicious activity, and all other non-urgent matters requiring the assistance of a police officer or community service officer.
When can I file a report online?
If you are the victim of identity theft, a traffic accident, lost property, theft, hit and run, vehicle burglary, harassing phone call, or vandalism and you don't have suspect information, file your report online.
Who can attend the Community Academy?
You must be 18 years old or older, a resident of Fremont, and/or work in Fremont. You do not need to be a US citizen.
How do I apply for the Community Academy?
Future academy sessions will be announced in advance via Nixle, Facebook and Twitter. Once the announcement is made interested parties should complete a Community Academy application online or deliver it to the Fremont Police Department’s Records Unit, located in the front lobby. Applications will be made available on the website when enrollment is available..
How much does it cost to attend the Community Academy?
The academy and background check are free.
Are there any physical restrictions?
No, all participants are welcome. Participates may elect to not take part in any of the practical exercises.
What if I miss a session?
The first class is mandatory. In addition, participants must commit to 8 of the 9 sessions. In order to get the full benefit of the experience, it is important to be present for all phases.
What number do I call to report suspicious activity?
Suspicious activity should be reported to the Police Department at the time it is observed. Call (510) 790-6800, option 3. Provide detailed descriptions of person(s), vehicle(s), and activity. All in-progress crimes or emergencies should be reported by calling 9-1-1 from your land line or cell.
How do I report speeders or racers on my street?
All traffic related concerns or questions should be directed to our Traffic Unit at (510) 790-6760.
How do I get a Neighborhood Crime Watch sign on my street?
The Neighborhood Crime Watch signs are installed after the neighborhood meeting facilitated by a Community Engagement Specialist. Once you complete the steps to formalize your group, the signs can be installed. For more information visit the Neighborhood Crime Watch page.
Why should I participate in the Crime Free Program when I don't have any problems on my property and I don't have the time?
No community is immune to crime or violence. The Crime Free Program works with property management and owners to help protect against crime and violence. This is done through free training put on by the Fremont Police Department and constant communication with the PD about crime trends and general issues occurring in our community. The security assessment also aids in crime reduction as well as civil liability. The Crime Free Program also works with property management and owners when a crime does occur on property.
Property managers will see a reduction in crime, better community awareness, increased property values, more attractive neighborhoods, advertisement of participation, and improved quality of life.
The time invested in the Crime Free Program is minimal and can show great impact in rental communities. The first phase (management training) is one eight-hour class that typically takes place during the week. The second phase (security assessment) will normally take 45 minutes to complete. The third phase (resident safety social) is the final phase of the Crime Free Program and can last one to two hours.
Does the Crime Free Program really work?
Over a several-month period, the 35 fully certified Crime Free properties saw an average decrease in calls for service of 52%, an average decrease in reports of 60%, and an average decrease in arrests of 79%. There are an additional 62 properties in Fremont who participate in the Crime Free Program.
The Crime Free Program has been a huge success in Fremont since its inception in 2008. The rental communities who do participate in the program have seen a number of positive changes to their communities—including a reduction in drug and gang-related crimes and incidents, nuisance complaints, and property crimes.
The Crime Free Program has opened the lines of communication between the Fremont Police Department and management/owners of rental properties. Because of this, managers and residents have not only helped FPD solve several crimes but they have also aided in catching suspects in various types of investigations.
How established is the Crime Free Program?
The Crime Free Program was developed by the Mesa Police Department (Arizona) in 1992, and is now an international crime prevention program found in Canada, Puerto Rico, and Japan. The Crime Free Program offers permanent solutions to recurring problems and helps to prevent crime before it happens. Fremont isn't the only city that has seen success with the program; there are over a thousand other cities around the world that have seen great success with it. Several local agencies also recognize the importance of Crime Free and offer the program, including:
Alameda County Sheriff
San Leandro PD
San Ramon PD
Union City PD
When should I call 9-1-1?
If you see someone getting hurt
If you smell smoke or see fire
If you're not sure you have an emergency
To get help for someone who is hurt
What information do you need if I report a crime?
We will ask you what happened and where the crime occurred.
We will ask you if anyone is injured, and if the injured person is in the same location. If the injured person is at a different address we will want to know where they are.
We will ask you if you know the people involved in the incident.
We will ask you if there are weapons involved.
We will ask you for a full description of the people involved in the incident.
We will ask you for associated vehicle descriptions.
We will ask you if you want to remain anonymous.
We may ask you to stay on the phone with us until officers arrive.
Do I have to give my name if I call 9-1-1?
No. Dispatchers will always ask for your name in the event the officers would like to contact you, but you do not have to provide it.
Why do the dispatchers ask so many questions?
Dispatchers are trained to try to get as much information as possible to best determine the nature of the problem. The information provided by callers can assist the officers in determining what they will need in order to keep others safe and out of harm's way.
When can I make a police report?
You can make a police report at any time. The Police Department is a 24-hour operation. If you would like advice from an officer one is available for contact at the Police Department from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Can you give me directions to the jail?
The Detention/Jail Facility is located to the rear of the Police Department, 1990 Stevenson Blvd.
From I-880 North, take the Stevenson Blvd. exit. Go East on Stevenson Blvd. to the Police Department at 2000 Stevenson Blvd.
From I-880 South, take the Stevenson Blvd. exit. Go East on Stevenson Blvd. to the Police Department at 2000 Stevenson Blvd.
From I-680 North, take the Mission Blvd exit. Go left on Stevenson Blvd. to the Police Department at 2000 Stevenson Blvd.
From I-680 South, take the Mission Blvd exit. Go left on Stevenson Blvd. to the Police Department at 2000 Stevenson Blvd.
What are the visiting hours at the jail?
The jail visiting hours are:
Monday through Friday, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Each prisoner will be limited to two 30 minute visits per day, excluding visits with their attorneys, bail bondsmen or physicians. Visitors must be 18 years or older and have a valid form of identification. Minors are permitted to visit their parents when accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.
How can I post bail for a prisoner in your custody?
A prisoner has a right to be released on bail unless arrested for an offense where no bail is permitted, or arrested on a warrant or detainer which specifies "No Bail.”
The Fremont Jail will accept bail 24 hours a day in the form of cash, cashier's checks, and surety bonds from a bail bonds person or his/her representative. Personal checks may be accepted from other than the prisoner, but only for misdemeanor charges to be heard in the Fremont Hall of Justice, or warrants issued by that court. A current proof of funds from a bank (e.g. an ATM receipt dated that day), a valid form of identification and a thumb print from the person issuing the check(s) are required.
10% fee in lieu of total bail or a credit card is not accepted.
Prisoners who are in custody on charges to be heard in the Fremont Court and are unable to post bail will be scheduled for the next available court day. Prisoners who are in custody on non-Fremont Court cases and are unable to post bail will be transferred to the Alameda County Jail (Santa Rita) on the next available trip.
How long will you keep a person in jail for being under the influence of drugs or alcohol?
Persons arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol are held for at least six (6) hours, or until that person is sober enough to provide for his/her own safety.
Where is the Fremont Hall of Justice located?
39439 Paseo Padre Parkway (at Walnut Avenue)
There is a warrant for my arrest; how do I turn myself in?
For any warrant of arrests issued by Fremont Superior Court, you can self-surrender to the Fremont Jail at any time; if you want to appear in court on the same day that you self-surrender, you must come to the Fremont Jail before 6:00 a.m. during court days for booking.
For any warrant of arrests not issued by Fremont Superior Court, you can self-surrender to the Fremont Jail at any time. You will be processed and transferred to Alameda County Jail. The Alameda County Sheriff Department will then transport you to the appropriate court.
If the warrant of arrest is eligible for bail, you have the option to post bail to appear in court at a later date.
How can I get a prisoner's property released to me?
During regular visiting schedules, simply come to the jail lobby with a valid form of identification and tell the jailers on duty that you came to pick up property from a prisoner. In the case of an emergency, the jail will release the prisoner's property outside the regular visiting schedules.
You will be required to sign the property form acknowledging receipt of the prisoner’s property.
Can I bring clothing, medication, food or money to a prisoner in the jail?
Food or money for prisoners is not accepted by the jail.
On a prisoner's request, an even exchange of clothing is allowed by the jail. A fresh set of clothes will be accepted by the jail if the prisoner's clothing was taken for evidence during the booking process, or if the prisoner did not have any clothing on when he/she got to the jail.
Prescription medication will be accepted by the jail if it does not fall under the types of medication which are prohibited in the jail, if it is properly labeled with the prisoner's name, and if the medication is not in capsule form.
What happens to the prisoner who is sent to Fremont Court from your jail?
For a court disposition on a prisoner who was sent to the Fremont Court, please call the Marshall's office at (925) 795-2590.
Most prisoners who are sent to court are not returned to the jail. The prisoners are either released from court or remanded into custody at Santa Rita (Alameda County Jail). Santa Rita's telephone number is (925) 551-6500.
How do I register for 290 PC?
All first time 290 PC (sex offenders) registrants to the City of Fremont must first meet for interview with the detectives assigned to CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS INVESTIGATIONS before coming to the jail to register. Please call (510) 790-6949 to schedule an appointment.
For annual/monthly 290 PC registration and any other updates, please call (510) 790-6942 to schedule an appointment.
How do I register for 457.1 PC?
457.1 PC (Arson) registrants must first meet for interview with the detectives assigned to CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS INVESTIGATIONS before coming to the jail to register. Please call (510) 790-6949 to schedule an appointment.
How do I register for 11590 HS?
11590 HS (Narcotics Offender) registrants are not required to interview with the detectives, but must provide acceptable form of identification and documents from the court or form SS-8048 from Department of Probation or Parole in order to expedite the registration.
File a Police Report
What if this crime happened in another city; can I file a report using this system?
No, if the crime took place outside the City of Fremont, please call the police department for that city unless you are reporting Identity Theft. Identity Theft can be reported no matter what city it occurred in.
What if this crime happened on a state freeway?
If the crime took place on a state freeway, please call the California Highway Patrol office nearest you.
What is a known suspect?
A known suspect is when you (or someone you know) have information on who the person is that committed the crime and where to find this person, and/or when you have the license plate number of the suspect's vehicle.
How do I report ID theft or fraud?
If you live or work in the city of Fremont and you believe you have suffered from Identity Theft or a financial scam, you can file a police report to document the incident and possibly begin an investigation.
You can come to the Fremont Police Department at 2000 Stevenson Blvd, Fremont or you can call our Dispatch Unit at (510) 790-6800, option 3 to report the incident to an Officer.
If the loss from the fraud/theft is $950 or more, and you have additional information that could possibly identify the suspect (such as suspect name, address, license plate, security video that shows the suspect, etc.), provide this information in your report.
The report will be reviewed by a Detective from the Investigations Unit. If the reviewing Detective determines there is sufficient information to warrant further investigation, the Detective will contact you.
I reported my crime to my financial institution or credit card company. Should I still make a police report?
Yes, the bank and credit card companies will not contact the police department, and we will only know about the incident if you report it to us. It’s best to document ID Theft crimes with a police report as well as filing an ID Theft report with the Federal Trade Commission.
Do I have to send supporting documents in order for my crime to be investigated?
No, cases are assigned based upon a variety of factors. The supporting documents provide more information and allow us to request evidence from other sources.
Ultimately, we will need specific information to obtain evidence from the companies. Keep copies of notification letters, financial statements, full credit card or account numbers, checks (both sides), etc, so we have all the information we need to further investigate your case.
Most financial institutions/credit card companies require that we send in an authorization signed by the victim before they will give us any information. You can use the Fremont Police Department Fraud document: 530.8 PC Release Form to designate us as your agent for further investigation. We need a signed form for each company we contact for documentation.
Video evidence is essential when it is available. However, businesses only retain the video for a limited amount of time, usually 14-60 days. Victims should report the crime as soon as possible or we may not review your case until that evidence has been eliminated.
I need to add additional information to my report. How do I add the information?
You can add a supplement to your original online report. Follow the prompts and be sure to click the supplemental button, and put in your report number for your original report that was filed online. You may also add to a report that was not originally done online. Just check the supplemental box that says: “You are adding information to a previous report, which was reported to an officer.”
How do I find out the status of my case?
You can call the Fremont Police Records Unit (510) 790-6860 or the Investigations Unit (510) 790-6900.
I have not been called by a detective. Why?
You will not get a call by a detective unless the case is assigned and the detective needs additional information from you.
Why wasn’t my case assigned?
The Financial Crimes Unit does not have sufficient staff to assign every case. The supervisor reviews reports to determine if a case will be assigned. Factors that are considered are dollar loss, if the crime is involved in a crime pattern, if the suspect is known or likely to be identified, and if there are investigative leads.
If you sent money to another country, the Fremont Police Department cannot investigate. The Federal Trade Commission has a relationship with some countries and they will share this information with them. Report international crimes.
Are there other resources for me related to Identity Theft and Fraud?
Yes! You should check out these sites and others for more information about what to do first and what to do next as the victim of Identity Theft and Fraud related crimes:
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ID Theft website has reporting resources as well as step-by-step instructions on what to do. This includes links to credit reporting bureaus, information about obtaining your FREE credit reports, how to place a fraud alert or a credit freeze, sample letters to send to merchants/financial entities, etc.
If the Internet or computer was used to facilitate any crime, please report the crime to the Internet Crime Complaint Center. This database is operated by the FBI. They will also provide crime pattern information to local agencies. If the crime is part of a nationwide pattern, the FBI can choose to investigate the crime. Report your internet crime here.
If you believe you are a victim of a tax scam, contact the IRS to file a report and obtain more information
If you think someone is using your Social Security Number to file a tax return, get a job or get credit in your name, report it to the Social Security Administration.
If you think your driver license number has been stolen, contact the California DMV.
There are so many useful websites that offer information on how to identify a scam and how to protect yourself. Please use the links from the listed government sites as well as doing your own Internet search. The more you know, the harder it is to fall for a scam – no matter how good the fraudster is.
I want to check on my case. Who do I call?
If it is a case assigned to a detective, call the Investigations Unit main line at (510) 790-6900. If assigned to an officer, contact the main line at (510) 790-6560 and Records Unit will direct you appropriately.
I want to report a fraud. How do I do this?
If the loss from the fraud/theft is $950 or more, and you have additional information (such as an IP address, suspect identification, suspect name, etc.), you should file an online police report which will be reviewed by a Detective from the Investigations Unit. If the reviewing Detective determines there is sufficient information to warrant further investigation, the Detective will contact you. File a report online.
Is my traffic accident report ready?
Contact the Records Unit at (510) 790-6560.
I want to check on someone in the jail; how do I do that?
Contact the main jail line at (510) 790-6703.
My juvenile child has been arrested. How do I find out what's going on?
Contact the main line at (510) 790-6800, and the front desk will find the officer who has the child or will contact Dispatch to find out.
My son (a juvenile) was arrested a while ago, and I haven't received any mail on the status of his arrest. How do I get this information?
Contact the Crimes Against Persons Secretary at the main Investigations line (510) 790-6900 to check case status.
I was on the Megan's Law website and saw my neighbor is a registrant. I would like to find out more information.
Call the main Investigation line at (510) 790-6900, and they will advise you about scheduling an appointment with a detective.
How do I contact a city/county department?
Visit the Staff Directory to find all department and staff contact information.
Where can I find the answers to my frequently asked questions?
Use the FAQs module to easily find answers to the questions you ask the most.
After a person goes missing, how long do I have to wait to file a police report?
There is no waiting period, you may file the report immediately.
Do duplicate reports need to be filed with all the police agencies in cities the missing person visits / works?
No, the missing person is entered into the nationwide Missing and Unidentified Persons System.
Can I file a missing person report with FPD if the person doesn't live in Fremont?
Yes, the report will be sent to the appropriate law enforcement agency where the person resides for follow-up.
What is the minimum age requirement to be a police officer?
Applicant must be 20 1/2 years of age at time of filing, and 21 years of age at time of appointment.
Does the Fremont Police Department require a college degree to apply?
Applicants must have graduated from high school, or the equivalent.
Do you have to be a United States Citizen to apply?
Police Officers must be U.S. Citizens. A permanent resident alien who desires employment as a Police Officer must be eligible for and have applied for citizenship.
Professional Standards & Accountability
Why is your complaint important?
The City of Fremont, and your Police Department, prides itself on being responsive to the needs and concerns of all citizens and guests of our community. Compliments, complaints, and criticisms of our services are accepted as meaningful indications of the job we are doing, and provide us with the information necessary to serve you better.
While we strive to provide service of the highest quality, we realize that with our high volume of public contact, coupled with the nature of our task, not everyone may be completely satisfied. Additionally, not all people will clearly understand the reasons for actions taken by police employees. However, we also recognize that many citizens will be grateful for the service provided and look for a way to express their gratitude.
The information presented is designed to help all members of the community have a better understanding of the process of complimenting an employee, or filing a complaint. Additionally, the page will explain what the Police Department will do to investigate your complaint.
What is a concern?
You may have had contact with a Police Department employee where their conduct or actions, in your opinion, did not rise to the level of a formal complaint. You may feel a need to discuss the employee's behavior with us, but do not want any further involvement with the matter.
What is a procedural question?
There are times when the actions of an employee may appear to be inappropriate, but are procedurally and legally correct. This happens sometimes with issues of search and seizure, or self-incrimination warnings (miranda admonitions). We invite you to ask these types of questions, and we will seek to respond quickly to your inquiry. Usually, this can be done by the supervisor or watch commander.
What is a complaint?
A complaint is any dissatisfaction, grievance, accusation, or allegation, which if true will adversely affect the department's efficiency and its relationship with you, the public.
Who may make a complaint?
Any person who witnessed an incident, who feels the Police Department treated him or her in an adverse manner, or has direct or well founded knowledge of inappropriate actions by any police employee, may make a complaint.
If the gun can legally be released, you must first obtain a clearance letter from the Department of Justice (DOJ). You can access their form online at the DOJ website, or we can send you a print copy in the mail. The process can take four to eight weeks. The clearance letter (confirming that you can legally possess a firearm) is valid for 30 days. You must make an appointment to retrieve your firearm before the letter expires. You must also bring a locking container for handguns. Ammo is not released at the same time as guns.
Contact the Property & Evidence Division at (510) 790-6920.
Is my police report ready?
Reports are usually ready for pick up within five to ten business days. Please call ahead to make sure your report is ready and available - (510) 790-6860, or for your convenience, you may Email Us and provide the following information:
Date of birth
Date, time, and location of occurrence
Type of Report (e.g. traffic accident, crime, or other)
How do I get a copy of a crime report?
Copies of releasable crime reports are available to authorized parties. Government Code 6254 and case law restricts the supplying of police reports in certain circumstances. Once a crime report is filed with the District Attorney's Office, suspects, victims, and other interested parties should contact the Alameda County Superior Court - Fremont Hall of Justice, District Attorney's Office at (510) 795-2500 for additional information.
To purchase a copy of a releasable crime report, you must complete an Application for Release of Information request form or visit our Records Unit Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.
You may return the form by faxing it to the Records Unit at (510) 790-6831, or drop it off at the front desk in the lobby area.
If your request meets the criteria for release of disclosable public records, it will be available for purchase (upon receipt of the form) within 10 days of receipt of request.
For information about the status of your request, please contact the Records Unit at (510) 790-6860.
Please Note: Effective April 5, 2017, a fee of $16 is charged for each report.
Is there a cost to getting a copy of my police report?
All police reports cost $16 each. You may pay cash, check, or credit card (MasterCard or Visa). No check-cards or ATM cards are accepted.
I was issued a ticket. What is the fine and how do I pay?
Call the Fremont Hall of Justice, Traffic Division at (510) 818-7502 for the fine amounts. You may either mail the payment to the courthouse or take it to the courthouse.
39439 Paseo Padre Parkway
Fremont CA 94538
(on the corner of Paseo Padre Parkway and Walnut Avenue)
I tried to pay my ticket, but the court cannot find it. What do I do?
Call the Fremont Police Department Records Unit at (510) 790-6860 for assistance.
I lost my ticket, but I fixed the problems. What do I do?
Go to the courthouse and get a copy of the ticket.
Bring the citation to any law enforcement agency with your vehicle, and someone will sign off the ticket.
Return the ticket to the courthouse (either by mail or in person):
39439 Paseo Padre Parkway
Fremont CA 94538
(on the corner of Paseo Padre Parkway and Walnut Avenue)
My vehicle was towed and I need to know where it is. Can you tell me?
To locate your vehicle the following information is needed:
Vehicle license plate or VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) number
Registered owner's name and address
Year of vehicle and vehicle make
Last known location of vehicle
Then call the police department at (510) 790-6800.
What are the fees for a towed vehicle?
If your vehicle was towed for anything other than being involved in a traffic accident or a recovered stolen vehicle, the fee is $105 and payable at the time of release. There will be additional fees from the tow company for their services.
Can someone else pick up my vehicle release?
Yes, but the following is required:
A letter with your signature authorizing the person to pick up your vehicle
A copy of your driver's license or identification card
The person picking up the vehicle release must have a valid driver's license
If I disagree with the reason my vehicle was towed, who can I contact?
This section is in regards to your impounded or stored vehicle (including 30 day towed vehicles).
If you disagree with your vehicle being towed by Fremont Police Department's staff, you may file an online protest or call the Tow Hearing Official at (510) 790-6899.
I want to buy a house in a certain neighborhood. How can I find out what kind of crimes have occurred there?
You may go to the Crime Reports page or Sexual Offender Locator page on our website. There you will see the reported crimes for your desired location and the general locations where sexual offenders reside.
How can I obtain a restraining order?
You can obtain an application for a restraining order at the Fremont Hall of Justice - Civil Division, Room 100, located on the first floor of the courthouse.
39439 Paseo Padre Parkway
(510) 818-7503 or (510) 818-7504.
How can I find out if there is a restraining order against me?
By calling the Fremont Hall of Justice for assistance at (510) 818-7504.
How can I find out if I have a warrant?
By calling the Records Unit of the police department at (510) 790-6860, we can confirm if there is an active warrant with the City of Fremont.
What should I do if I have a warrant?
You may self-surrender at the Fremont City Detention / Jail Facility, Monday through Friday before 8:30 am, holidays excluded.
You may also post bail at the Fremont City Detention/Jail Facility anytime. Please call (510) 790-6703 for assistance.
Fremont City Detention/Jail Facility
1990 Stevenson Blvd
Fremont, CA 94538
Can I find out if someone else has a warrant?
Reserve Officer Program
Who should I contact to get started with the application process?
Yes. Pay rates depend upon the level of training / qualifications and specific assignment.
What are the work hours for the reserve officers?
Reserve officers must average approximately 20 hours per month. Specific work hours are most often flexible.
School Resource Unit
Why do School Resource Officers wear a uniform?
Even though School Resource Officers are assigned to their respective campuses, they are full-time police officers. They are expected to assist in any emergency situation that might occur in the city.
Do the School Resource Officers get the summer off too?
The Fremont Police School Resource Officer program has the officer working five days a week. Any overtime they incur is put into a compensatory time bank which allows them to take off school breaks and summer vacation. They are required to work two weeks of summer school. If they choose to work through the summer, they are normally assigned to the Patrol Division.
How does the School Resource Officer investigation differ from school discipline?
School Resource Officers investigate crimes. School Resource Officers are governed by law and police policy regarding juvenile dispositions. While oftentimes school and police investigations will overlap, the school district has a separate discipline matrix that it follows.
I'd like to send a photo or video to the Fremont Police Department that contains possible suspicious activity, who do I send it to?
How often are the Fremont Police Department's social media sites monitored?
They are monitored during normal business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and occasionally after hours.
Can I report a crime or non-emergency through social media?
Please do not use our social media sites to report a crime. All emergencies should be reported by calling 9-1-1 or our non-emergency number (510) 790-6800, option 3.
If I have an emergency regarding gang or drug crimes, should I call the Task Force or 9-1-1?
For any emergency situations, call 9-1-1 for an immediate response from patrol personnel. The Task Force will be contacted by the appropriate agency regarding the incident and will follow up with the investigation.
What kind of services does the Task Force offer?
The Task Force responds to assist patrol personnel when major gang or drug crimes are involved. Additionally, the Task Force is responsible for gang violence suppression, disrupting drug operations, marijuana cultivation investigations, and drug lab investigations.
Why does the Task Force cover such a large area instead of focusing on their on city?
All Task Force detectives are specially trained in investigating major gang and drug crimes. These types of crimes often travel outside of the individual cities' jurisdictions. By combining the resources of each participating agency, the Task Force is able to function as a self-contained unit capable of responding to various jurisdictions to investigate these crimes.
How are tow hearings scheduled?
Please leave your information on the tow line at (510) 790-6899. The line is checked throughout the day. Please include your name and telephone, license plate, and police report numbers. The second way is to fill out a Impound Hearing Request.
What about private property tows?
The tow hearing officer only deals with City of Fremont tows. For example, if an apartment complex hires a tow company, the tow hearing officer does not have jurisdiction on those tows. A person's recourse is to go through the tow company or property owner. If the registered owner feels that the tow was invalid and an agreement cannot be reached, they can take them to small claims court.
What if my vehicle was towed for unpaid tickets?
The tow hearing officer deals with the tow. If you believe the tickets were not properly issued, follow the process listed on the ticket to contest it.
Should I get my vehicle out while waiting for a tow hearing?
Yes, the Records Division is only open from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. A tow hearing might not occur the same day when you leave your message. Tow fees will accumulate. If the vehicle was towed improperly, you will be reimbursed.
Do I need a vehicle release?
If your vehicle was stolen / recovered or towed during an accident, you do not need a vehicle release. If in doubt, call FPD records to verify.
What is the cost of the police release?
The release is $105.
Who pays for the towing and storage fees?
The registered owner of the impounded vehicle is responsible for all towing, storage, lien, and release fees.
Why was my vehicle impounded?
Your vehicle was impounded because you or another person who was driving your vehicle has:
A revoked driver license
A suspended driver license
Never been issued a driver license
The registered owner can also be cited for allowing an unlicensed driver to drive their vehicle. Here are some common circumstances:
I let 'so and so' drive. I didn't know his or her license was not valid.
If it's your vehicle, it's your responsibility. Under section 14604 CVC, the owner of a vehicle has a duty to ensure the person driving their vehicle possesses a valid license. If you allow or permit anyone, including your spouse, child, friend or relative to drive your vehicle and that person does not have a valid license, you will be responsible for towing and storage fees. You will not have access to your vehicle for 30 days.
He or she took the car without my permission.
To say that someone has taken your car without your permission is not a valid excuse. Ask yourself how this happened. Have you allowed this person to use your car in the past? Do they have access to your vehicle? Did you ask to see their license?
To say that someone without a valid license has taken your vehicle without your knowledge or permission, is in fact, cause for a stolen vehicle report to be filed. That person will be arrested for vehicle theft and prosecuted for that crime.
What if I don't agree with the officer who impounded my car?
The registered owner may request a post-storage hearing. It is a review of the tow as provided for in the California Vehicle Code. This is an administrative review to determine whether the officer had reasonable cause to tow the vehicle.
I am the owner of the car and I have a valid license.
This law follows the driver of the vehicle at the time it was towed. The hold will be lifted if the driver obtains a valid license prior to the end of the 30 days (The driver's license status is what determines the hold). The registered owner should come to the police department for a release once the driver of their vehicle acquires a valid license. The fact that you, the owner, have a valid license is not relevant.
Traffic - Red Light Camera Program
What is “running a red light”?
When a driver facing a steady circular red signal or a steady red arrow signal fails to make a complete stop at or before the limit line before entering an intersection.
The citation or notice says that I ran a red light; but I know I stopped.
The red light program staff and/or the Traffic Commissioner (if contested) will review the video in order to determine that a violation has occurred. A citation is issued when a vehicle passes the crosswalk limit lines and enters the intersection on a red light (regardless of turning direction) without making a complete stop.
In the pictures my brake lights are on, showing that I stopped. Why did I get this citation?
The 4 photographs are still images. There is a 12 second video of your violation that will show the movement of your vehicle through the red light.
How can I view the video?
If the date of your violation is within the last 60 days, you can log onto www.photonotice.com (City code: FRM). You may also view the violation images and video at the Fremont Police Department at 2000 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538, by appointment only. Please call (510) 790-6622 to schedule an appointment.
How can you take my picture without my permission?
You gave permission, along with fingerprinting, when you obtained your California Driver License.
I was making a right turn and there was no sign saying that I could not do that.
In California, it is legal to make a right turn on red, unless there is a sign stating otherwise. However, you must come to a complete stop before you make the turn. California Vehicle Code section 21453 (b) states “Except when a sign is in place prohibiting a turn, a driver, after stopping as required by subdivision (a), may turn right.”
I slowed down and there were no cars coming. It was safe.
Slowing down is not the same as stopping. Your vehicle must come to a stop. California vehicle code section 587 defines “Stop or stopping” when prohibited shall mean any cessation of movement of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the direction of a police officer or official traffic control device or signal.
The driver in the picture is not me or I sold the vehicle. What do I do?
First, you should make sure to read all of the instructions and information you have received with your violation notice. (Refer to Instruction Page). The Nomination/Affidavit portion on the back of your citation or notice has the boxes to check and places to fill in the required information. Please include proof of sale or release of liability. Be sure to sign it and mail it back to:
Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc.
Traffic Enforcement Office
P.O. Box 42034
Phoenix, AZ 85080
If the driver is a friend or family member, enclose a photocopy of their driver license whenever possible or provide the driver license number. Please include a phone number where we can contact you if needed.
Providing accurate and complete nomination information can facilitate the process of removing your responsibility for the citation.
What happens if I ignore this citation?
You may have your license suspended, not be able to renew your driver license or re-register your vehicle, and possibly face additional collection fees and fines.
Who calibrates Fremont’s traffic signals?
The City of Fremont Public Works Department is responsible for ensuring that the traffic signal timing, including the yellow light timing, meets the requirements outlined in the CA Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). Staff from both the PD Red Light Camera Unit and Public Works Department visits each intersection quarterly to confirm the yellow light timing meets MUTCD standards. Cal Trans is responsible for Mission Blvd.
How much is the fine?
The fine starts at $490. The amount is set by the State of California, not the City of Fremont or the Fremont Police Department.
The fine is too expensive. What can I do?
The court offers payment plans or community service. Contact the Fremont Hall of Justice for more information on payment options.
What is a Trial by Written Declaration?
You can appear at your arraignment in court and request a trial by written declaration or you can telephone the court ahead of time and request a trial by written declaration form. Fill out the form with a check for the bail amount and mail it back to the court before the due date
Can I go to traffic school to remove the point from my driving record?
Yes, but only if you have not been cited within the last 18 months (ticket to ticket). The ability to attend traffic school may be denied by the Traffic Commissioner if you contest the citation and are found guilty in court. The traffic school option is not available to drivers possessing a commercial driver license.
I still have more questions. Who can I call?
Contact the Fremont Police Department Red Light Camera Unit at 510-790-6622
How much training does a new Fremont police officer need before they are able to do their job?
Attendance and successful graduation from a basic police academy (Approximately six months long)
Attendance of an in-house academy (approximately three to four weeks long)
Successful completion of the Field Training Program (approximately four to five months long)
How long does it take to train a police officer from the time they are hired to the time they are able to perform their duties as a police officer?
It takes approximately one year of training before a police officer is ready to perform their duties on their own.
Why do you continue to train Police Department personnel even though they are able to perform their job?
Like the athletes who continue to train and practice to be the best at what they do, so train the employees who work for the Fremont Police Department.
Truck Route Enforcement
Is Automall Pkwy, between I-680 and I-880 a truck route?
No. Automall Pkwy is restricted to trucks over 5 tons (10,000 lbs.). Truck drivers commonly use Automall Pkwy to transition between I-680 and I-880. Violators are subject to a citation.
What is the proper truck route to transition between I-680 and I-880 without driving thru Automall Pkwy?
I-680/Mission Bl/Warm Springs Bl Exit, I-680/Mission Bl north Exit to Stevenson Bl, I-880/Mission Bl/Warm Springs Bl (SR262) Exit, I-880/Stevenson Bl Exit to Mission Bl south or thru Niles Canyon Rd (SR84).
My GPS device or my company told me to go this way and I didn’t know it’s not a truck route. I also didn’t see the truck route signs. I have been going this way for years. Why am I getting a citation?
It is ultimately the driver’s responsibility to be aware of designated or restricted truck routes. Most GPS devices do not automatically display restricted truck routes within a city. Pay close attention to restricted truck route signs on the freeway and on city streets. PRE-PLAN YOUR TRIP.
I work for a local company or business within the city. Am I exempt from truck route regulations?
No. The same rules apply for all local commercial trucks, except as stated in FMC 3-2708.
I have a State permit for an over-sized load. Do I also need a City of Fremont permit?
Yes. A State over-sized load permit alone is not enough to drive thru City of Fremont streets.