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Patrol Division
Patrol Division

The Fremont Police Department Patrol Division is responsible for responding to and stabilizing dangerous or violent situations as well as initiating and often fully investigating criminal investigations. These functions are supported by specialized units including Canine Officers (K-9), Crime Scene Investigators.  Traffic safety is also a significant responsibility of the Patrol Division.  The Communications Unit is another major component of the division serving as a public safety answering point for both fixed and wireless 9-1-1 phone service, as well as law enforcement communications in the city.  Our patrol personnel are managed by lieutenants serving as Watch Commanders.  Patrol officers are assigned to one of three zones of the city, and are supervised by sergeants.  The Patrol Division is configured in a team structure and works together to direct enforcement toward offenders causing the most harm to the people we police.  A Community Oriented Policing philosophy and Intelligence Led Policing strategies are the foundation to our mission of Public Safety through Professional and Effective Law Enforcement. 

Patrol Division Commander Kimberly Petersen

Captain Kimberly Petersen oversees the Patrol Division which includes the Traffic Unit, the Street Crimes Unit, the Communications Unit, and the K9 Unit.  
Captain Petersen has worked for Fremont PD since 1996.  Her career includes experience in patrol and investigations.  As an officer, she served as a field training officer, a firearms/rifle instructor, a bicycle officer, an arrest control instructor, and as a Spanish translator.  She was a member of the SWAT team for over seven years, serving as an operator and a team leader.  She later helped develop the Tactical Emergency Medical Support team and served as its supervisor for three years.  

Captain Petersen has a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University and an M.A. in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School.  She spends her personal time coaching soccer and cheering on her kids.

Acting Captain Kim Petersen

Captain Kim Petersen
Patrol Division Commander

Phone: (510) 790-6869