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Special Operations Division
Special Operations Division

The Special Operations Division consists of sworn and professional staff, who provide investigative and operational support functions for the Fremont Police Department. The division is comprised of approximately 50 full-time staff from the following units:

The specific units that make up this division are:
  • Investigations
  • Major Crimes Task Force
  • Community Engagement & Public Information (Media)
  • Crime Analysis
  • Special Event Permits
  • Volunteers
  • School Resource Officers
  • Special programs
    • SWAT
    • Fleet
    • Social Media
    • Alarm Permits
    • Night Clubs

Special Operations Division Commander Sean Washington

Captain Washington joined the Fremont Police Department in 1997 and worked several assignments gaining experience as a Detective, Field Training Officer, SWAT Team Member, Arrest Control Instructor, Driving Instructor and member of the School Resource Officer Unit.  Captain Washington was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2007, Lieutenant in 2011 and Captain in 2015.  


Captain Washington earned a Bachelor's Degree (Criminal Justice) from California State University, Hayward in 1997 and a Master's Degree (Administration of Justice) from San Jose State University in 2007.  In 2015 Captain Washington graduated from the Police Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T) Command College, Class #57.


Captain Washington remains actively involved in Special Olympics Northern California and community-based events.  


Capt. Sean Washington

Captain Sean Washington
Special Operations Division Commander

Phone: (510) 790-6969