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The Patrol Unit is the largest in the Department, comprising of more than 160 personnel. For patrolling purposes, the City is divided into three zones. Each zone has a day, swing and mid-night shift Patrol team. The Patrol teams consist of both sworn and professional staff that provide front-line field services. Each team is supervised by a Police Sergeant and each shift is managed by a Police Lieutenant (Watch Commander). The number of Officers and Community Service Officers assigned to a shift is based upon a number of factors including; current staffing levels, criminal activity, calls for service, and other information, which helps dictate deployment strategies.

Police Zones

Police services are divided into three geographical zones:

  • Zone 1 – Central Fremont
  • Zone 2 – North Fremont
  • Zone 3 – South Fremont

Watch Commanders

(effective as of August 26, 2019)

  • Lieutenant Tom Severance (A Side – Days)
  • Lieutenant Julie Cochran (A Side – Swings/Mids)
  • Lieutenant Steve Delema (B Side – Days)
  • Lieutenant Eric Tang ( B Side - Swings/Mids)


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