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  • Accountability: Budget and Finance

    • What is the percentage of the total police budget allocated to address social issues such as homelessness?

    • What percentage of the police budget is allocated to overtime?

    • What percentage of the police budget is allocated to training?

  • Accountability: Calls for Service

    • How many calls for service and reports does the Fremont Police handle each year?

  • Accountability: Campaign Zero

    • Campaign Zero recently issued a Police Scorecard for the largest 100 cities in California. Fremont did not receive a passing grade. What is your reaction to that?

  • Accountability: Community Engagement

    • How can the Police Department and City partner together to start the dialogue between officers patrolling the streets and our diverse community?

    • What has or will FPD do to help heal and build trust in the community? Is there community oversight on FPD practices?

  • Accountability: Crime, Reporting, and Services

    • Does the Fremont Police Department provide services that focus on mental health?

    • How many police reports does the City of Fremont Police Department take annually

    • What are the general 2019 crime statistics for the City of Fremont?

  • Accountability: General

    • Are City resources available for service calls that are non-criminal, e.g. homeless, mental health evaluation, or need for social services?

    • Does Fremont PD still have the Community Oriented Police Problem Solving Program (COPPS)?

    • Does the Fremont Police Department participate in the Military’s 1033 Surplus Program?

    • Has the Fremont PD adopted the #8CANTWAIT initiative?

    • How does the Police Department handle recent protests and communicate with the various protesting groups?

    • What percentage of the police department is sworn vs. non-sworn personnel (professional)? What are some situations that are handled by non-sworn personnel?

  • Accountability: Homelessness/Mobile Evaluation Team (MET)

    • Are there percentages/figures that can be provided about the proportion of mental health calls taken by FPD? Or alternatively the ratio of resources taken up by calls related to homelessness/mental health calls?

    • There are a number of mentally ill homeless in the City potentially posing serious danger to themselves and the public. What are some concrete steps that the City or MET are taking to resolve this issue?

    • When was the Mobile Evaluation Team (MET) founded? How is the unit set up to allow a few individuals to take on such a wide breadth of responsibilities?

  • Accountability: Internal Affairs

    • Does Fremont Police Department have a policy of holding officers accountable for not turning on their body worn cameras?

    • Does the department have a policy on holding officers who stand by and watch a fellow officer use unnecessary force accountable?

    • Is there a system in place for FPD officers to identify problems within their department without fear of backlash?

    • What is the process to investigate police misconduct at the Fremont Police Department?

  • Accountability: Record Retention

    • Did the Fremont Police Department Destroy decades of records that would have been responsive to new requirements under SB1421?

  • Accountability: Recruitment/Personnel

    • What are the minimum qualifications and starting salary of Fremont Police Officers?

    • What is the average number and the maximum number of overtime hours an Officer is allowed to work per week? Is there a way to regulate these hours?

    • When selecting police officers, what are the personal characteristics that you seek to identify and why?

  • Accountability: School Resource Officers (SRO)

    • Approximately $2.5 million dollars is spent on the SRO program in Fremont. Is the entire program funded by FPD?

    • Are SROs trained on topics such as child development, the school to prison pipeline, and implicit bias when it comes to students? How are evaluations conducted on SROs?

    • What kind of feedback has FPD/City of Fremont received from students and staff at local high schools about the SRO program? Is this information available to the public?

  • Accountability: Supplies and Equipment

    • Does the Fremont Police Department use an armored tank? Is the department militarized with such vehicles?

    • Why do Fremont Police officers wear outer vests?

  • Accountability: Use of Force and Training

    • Do Fremont Police Officers receive crisis intervention training?

    • Does Fremont Police train on de-escalation?

    • Does the department have a policy on holding officers who stand by and watch a fellow officer use unnecessary force accountable?

    • Has the Police Department adapted its training to cover the new law on use of deadly force that now uses a "necessary" Standard?

    • What measures besides community complaints does FPD use to assure the diversity and bias training programs are effective?

  • Business Services

    • How do I get on a list to be considered as a vendor for the Police Department?

    • Do you offer fingerprinting services to the public?

  • Communications Center

    • What should I do if I accidentally dial 9-1-1?

    • When should I dial 9-1-1?

    • What number should I call for a non-emergency?

    • When can I file a report online?

  • Community Academy

    • Who can attend the Community Academy?

    • How do I apply for the Community Academy?

    • How much does it cost to attend the Community Academy?

    • Are there any physical restrictions?

    • What if I miss a session?

  • Community Engagement

    • What number do I call to report suspicious activity?

    • How do I report speeders or racers on my street?

    • How do I get a Neighborhood Crime Watch sign on my street?

  • Crime Free

    • 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?

    • Does the Crime Free Program really work?

    • How established is the Crime Free Program?

  • Department FAQs

    • When should I call 9-1-1?

    • What information do you need if I report a crime?

    • Do I have to give my name if I call 9-1-1?

    • Why do the dispatchers ask so many questions?

    • When can I make a police report?

  • Detention Facility

    • Can you give me directions to the jail?

    • What are the visiting hours at the jail?

    • How can I post bail for a prisoner in your custody?

    • How long will you keep a person in jail for being under the influence of drugs or alcohol?

    • Where is the Fremont Hall of Justice located?

    • There is a warrant for my arrest; how do I turn myself in?

    • How can I get a prisoner's property released to me?

    • Can I bring clothing, medication, food or money to a prisoner in the jail?

    • What happens to the prisoner who is sent to Fremont Court from your jail?

    • How do I register for 290 PC?

    • How do I register for 457.1 PC?

    • How do I register for 11590 HS?

  • File a Police Report

    • What if this crime happened in another city; can I file a report using this system?

    • What if this crime happened on a state freeway?

    • What is a known suspect?

  • Identity Theft

    • How do I report ID theft or fraud?

    • I reported my crime to my financial institution or credit card company. Should I still make a police report?

    • Do I have to send supporting documents in order for my crime to be investigated?

    • I need to add additional information to my report. How do I add the information?

    • How do I find out the status of my case?

    • I have not been called by a detective. Why?

    • Why wasn’t my case assigned?

    • Are there other resources for me related to Identity Theft and Fraud?

  • Investigations

    • I want to check on my case. Who do I call?

    • I want to report a fraud. How do I do this?

    • Is my traffic accident report ready?

    • I want to check on someone in the jail; how do I do that?

    • My juvenile child has been arrested. How do I find out what's going on?

    • 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?

    • I was on the Megan's Law website and saw my neighbor is a registrant. I would like to find out more information.

  • Main

    • How do I contact a city/county department?

    • Where can I find the answers to my frequently asked questions?

  • Missing Persons

    • After a person goes missing, how long do I have to wait to file a police report?

    • Do duplicate reports need to be filed with all the police agencies in cities the missing person visits / works?

    • Can I file a missing person report with FPD if the person doesn't live in Fremont?

  • Mobile Evaluation Team (MET)

    • Does the Fremont Police Department provide services that focus on mental health?

  • Personnel

    • What is the minimum age requirement to be a police officer?

    • Does the Fremont Police Department require a college degree to apply?

    • Do you have to be a United States Citizen to apply?

  • Professional Standards & Accountability

    • Why is your complaint important?

    • What is a concern?

    • What is a procedural question?

    • What is a complaint?

    • Who may make a complaint?

    • How to submit a compliment or complaint?

  • Property & Evidence

    • What are your hours?

    • Do you auction unclaimed property?

    • How do I claim my gun?

  • Records Unit

    • Is my police report ready?

    • How do I get a copy of a crime report?

    • Is there a cost to getting a copy of my police report?

    • I was issued a ticket. What is the fine and how do I pay?

    • I tried to pay my ticket, but the court cannot find it. What do I do?

    • I lost my ticket, but I fixed the problems. What do I do?

    • My vehicle was towed and I need to know where it is. Can you tell me?

    • What are the fees for a towed vehicle?

    • Can someone else pick up my vehicle release?

    • If I disagree with the reason my vehicle was towed, who can I contact?

    • I want to buy a house in a certain neighborhood. How can I find out what kind of crimes have occurred there?

    • How can I obtain a restraining order?

    • How can I find out if there is a restraining order against me?

    • How can I find out if I have a warrant?

    • What should I do if I have a warrant?

    • Can I find out if someone else has a warrant?

  • Reserve Officer Program

    • Who should I contact to get started with the application process?

    • Are reserve officers paid?

    • What are the work hours for the reserve officers?

  • School Resource Unit

    • Why do School Resource Officers wear a uniform?

    • Do the School Resource Officers get the summer off too?

    • How does the School Resource Officer investigation differ from school discipline?

  • Stay Connected

    • 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?

    • Can I report a crime or non-emergency through social media?

  • Task Force

    • If I have an emergency regarding gang or drug crimes, should I call the Task Force or 9-1-1?

    • What kind of services does the Task Force offer?

    • Why does the Task Force cover such a large area instead of focusing on their on city?

  • Tow Hearing

    • How are tow hearings scheduled?

    • What about private property tows?

    • What if my vehicle was towed for unpaid tickets?

    • Should I get my vehicle out while waiting for a tow hearing?

    • Do I need a vehicle release?

    • What is the cost of the police release?

    • Who pays for the towing and storage fees?

    • Why was my vehicle impounded?

  • Traffic - Red Light Camera Program

    • What is “running a red light”?

    • The citation or notice says that I ran a red light; but I know I stopped.

    • In the pictures my brake lights are on, showing that I stopped. Why did I get this citation?

    • How can I view the video?

    • How can you take my picture without my permission?

    • I was making a right turn and there was no sign saying that I could not do that.

    • I slowed down and there were no cars coming. It was safe.

    • The driver in the picture is not me or I sold the vehicle. What do I do?

    • What happens if I ignore this citation?

    • Who calibrates Fremont’s traffic signals?

    • How much is the fine?

    • The fine is too expensive. What can I do?

    • What is a Trial by Written Declaration?

    • Can I go to traffic school to remove the point from my driving record?

    • I still have more questions. Who can I call?

  • Training

    • How much training does a new Fremont police officer need before they are able to do their job?

    • 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?

    • Why do you continue to train Police Department personnel even though they are able to perform their job?

  • Truck Route Enforcement

    • Is Automall Pkwy, between I-680 and I-880 a truck route?

    • What is the proper truck route to transition between I-680 and I-880 without driving thru Automall Pkwy?

    • 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?

    • I work for a local company or business within the city. Am I exempt from truck route regulations?

    • I have a State permit for an over-sized load. Do I also need a City of Fremont permit?

  • Volunteer

    • How do I volunteer for the Police Department?

    • Will I need to go through a background check in order to work for the Police Department?

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