The Community Engagement and Public Affairs Unit seeks to effectively engage the community and media to strengthen and foster enhanced trust, communication, transparency and mutual respect. Our mission is to help foster and maintain stronger relationships between the police department and the community it serves, while leveraging best practices and digital media technologies. Through strategic programs, education, and the dissemination of public information, members of the Community Engagement/Public Affairs team works to engage with residents, businesses, youth, community organizations and the media, in partnership with the Police, to network, raise crime prevention awareness, build relationships and improve quality of life in Fremont.
We work together with neighbors and business owners to deter crime and increase social capital. The Unit manages several programs within the Fremont Police Department:
- Crime Prevention: Crime Free Multi-Housing (CFMH), Business Crime Watch, Neighborhood Crime Watch
- Kids Activities: Building Bridges School Assemblies, Pre-School Visits, PD Building Tours
- Community Events: Safety Fair, Coffee with a Cop, Badges and Boba, and National Night Out
- Media Relations and Public Information Officer (PIO)
- Permits: Alarm, Film, Places of Entertainment (POE), and High Impact Special Events
- PD Website
- Social Media and Outreach
- Volunteer program
Public Affairs Manager/Police Spokesperson
- Geneva Bosques: (510) 790-6957
Media Relations, social media, outreach and public affairs matter.
Public Affairs Coordinator
- Amy Gee: (510) 790-6967
Film permits, high impact special event permits, Places of Entertainment (POE) licenses, and department website.
Public Affairs Specialists
Public Affairs Assistant
- Lauren Baca: (510) 790-6691
Alarm Permit Officer
- Beatriz Rice: (510) 790-6755
Media Relations and Public Information Officer (PIO)
Public information and positive media relations are an integral part of the operation of any public service agency and Fremont PD is no exception. Most citizens have little contact with law enforcement and their opinions of the police are often formed by our department’s portrayal in the media. The release of public information and maintenance of good media relations is a crucial element of Fremont PD's mission. The media has a legitimate function in our society and the public trust of the police can be enhanced through media relations.
Fremont is committed to informing the community and members of the news media of events that are handled by, or involve, the Department. The Public Information Officer (PIO) position was created to serve as a liaison between the Fremont Police Department, the news media, and the public. In coordination with the Department's Community Engagement Unit, the PIO posts press releases and other newsworthy items on our Nextdoor, Nixle, Twitter, and Facebook page. Learn more about our Social Media Connections here.
Open Records Requests
The PIO handles open records requests from media outlets only. Please see the Public Information Act for more information regarding open records laws. Citizens wishing to submit open records requests should contact the City Clerk's Office. Download a Public Records Request Application.
If you are trying to obtain arrest information and pending charges for a specific individual (you must know the first and last name) who is currently in custody, visit Alameda County Inmate Locator.