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Police Chief Kimberly Petersen's message to the Fremont community about COVID-19

“Our dedicated staff of first responders remain on-duty, day and night, ready to respond to the safety needs of this community.”  Police Chief Kimberly Petersen has a short message for our community as we enter the third week of the #COVID19 Shelter in Place Order.  She offers insight into FPD’s readiness to respond to calls for service, enforcing the Alameda County Health Order and above all else, how by working together, we can fight this disease. #FremontStrong.

Impact on Fremont Police Services

In an effort to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), some City of Fremont facilities, including the lobby of the Police Department, the Detention Facility, and the Tri-City Animal Shelter, are closed on or modified schedule. During the temporary closure Fremont Police and Fire will continue to provide essential public safety services. 

Police Services

  • Police Department Lobby/Records Unit:  (510) 790-6800 - Effective Wednesday, July 1, 2020, FPD lobby will be open to the public Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Records related requests from the public can still be handled utilizing phone calls and setting of appointments.
  • Animal Services: Routine filed service will remain unchanged. Lobby will be closed and administrative services (licensing, adoptions, etc.) will be done utilizing phone calls and setting of appointments. Visit the Shelter’s website for more information. The Tri-City Animal Shelter will remain closed while safety measures are implemented. The shelter continues to provide all regular services, with the exception of adoptions. Pets available for adoption are being transferred to partnering rescue organizations and shelters. Please call for assistance.
    • Shelter Phone: 510-790-6630
    • Animal Services: 510-790-6635
    • Licensing: 510-790-6644
  • Detention Facility (Jail): (510) 790-6871 – Jail operations will continue with normal operations. Effective Monday, June 29, 2020:
    • Visiting hours: Mon - Fri 7 PM - 10 PM and Sat - Sun 1 PM - 5 PM
    • Registrant/Court Ordered Booking: Daily 2 PM - 10 PM
    • Finger-printing/Live Scan Services: Sat - Sun 10 AM - 1 PM
  • Property & Evidence: (510) 790-6921 – An appointment is required for property pick-up. Please call to set up a day/time.
  • Recruitment: (510) 404-8934 or visit the Police Recruitment website. In-person recruiting has been suspended. Hiring efforts will continue utilizing technology to conduct interviews and other candidate assessment needs.
  • All building tours, volunteer programs, community events and meetings have been suspended.

For more information on other City services, please refer to the City of Fremont's web page on coronavirus (COVID-19) here


COVID-19 Related Updates

Most recent updates are listed first.  This section contains selected updates relevant to Police services and/or permits.  For all comprehensive updates related to the City of Fremont, please visit the City's COVID-19 page


Useful Resources


Reporting Shelter In Place Violations

We ask that the public please not call the Fremont Police Dispatch Center to report potential County Order violations.  Instead, please email us so that our Dispatchers may continue to handle emergency calls.