Capacity and Services
The Fremont Detention Facility is a Type-I jail with a rated capacity of 96 prisoners and a total of 54 beds. The facility is responsible for the temporary care and safe custody of persons arrested or detained by the Fremont Police Department prior to arraignment in court or transfer to the Alameda County jail (Santa Rita). Aside from booking, housing, and releasing of pretrial prisoners, the Detention Facility also provides other services, such as court-ordered and registrant bookings, as well as finger-printing and Live Scan services.
Currently, the Detention Facility books and houses adult prisoners for:
BART Police Department
California Highway Patrol
Department of Corrections (State Parole)
Newark Police Department
Union City Police Department
East Bay Regional Park District Police Department
To locate an inmate in Alameda county, please visit the
Alameda County Sheriff Inmate Locator. Operation Hours
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
The Fremont Police Detention facility is currently located to the rear of the Police Department building, south of Stevenson Boulevard -
Map Visiting Hours
Monday through Friday from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Will be accepted during visiting hours only
The day prior to court appearance
Registrant Booking (290PC)
Monday through Friday from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday from 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Registrant Booking (11590HS & 457.1PC)
Between 2:00 pm and 10:00 pm (daily)
Detention Facility Services: (510) 790-6800.
Detention Facility Manager Lt. Brian Shadle
1990 Stevenson Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94538
Public Phone Line
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.