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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

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.  

In July of 2017, Captain Washington transferred to the Patrol Division after serving two years as the Department's Special Operations Division Commander. While working in Special Operations, Captain Washington had oversight of Investigations, the Major Crimes Task Force, the Special Investigations Unit, School Resource Officer program, Community Engagement/Public Affairs (media relations) and the Department's Volunteer program.  As the Patrol Division Commander he currently has oversight of the day-to-day patrol operations, which includes handling the majority of calls for service by uniformed police and community service officers, the Communications Center (dispatch), Traffic Unit, Mobile Evaluations Team, Street Crimes Unit.  Special programs and projects include the SWAT Team, K9 Unit, Reserve Program, Bicycle Patrol, Fleet, Court Liaison, FTO program and Red-light Enforcement.

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.  


Captain Sean Washington

Captain Sean Washington
Patrol Division Commander
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Phone: (510) 790-6969