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Important Notice on City of Fremont Facilities Closure

In an effort to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), City of Fremont facilities, including the lobby of the Police Department, the Detention Facility, and the Tri-City Animal Shelter, are currently closed to public visitors. During the temporary closure Fremont Police and Fire will continue to provide essential public safety services.  For more information, please refer to our web page on coronavirus (COVID-19) here

Functions

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.


Media Relations

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.

In coordination with the Department's Community Engagement Unit, the PIO posts press releases and other newsworthy items on our Nixle, Twitter, and Facebook page.


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.


Inmate Locator

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.