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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 concluding criminal investigations.  Traffic safety is also a significant responsibility of the Patrol Division.  These functions are supported by specialized units including S.W.A.T., Canine Officers (K-9), and Crime Scene Investigators.  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 and each of three patrol zones are under the supervision of Police Sergeants.  Officers are assigned to each of the three zones.  All of Patrol is configured in a team structure and work together to direct enforcement toward offenders causing the most harm to the people we police.

Patrol Division Commander Kimberly Petersen

Kimberly Petersen was raised in the south San Francisco Bay Area but grew up on the soccer field. She played in the Olympic Development Program through high school and soccer carried her on to Stanford University, where she graduated with a degree in Human Biology.  After graduating from Stanford, she moved on to Tokyo, Japan, where she played in the inaugural season for the "J" League, (Japan's professional soccer league).  After spending two years in Tokyo, she returned home, ready to search for a career. 

She became intrigued by the complexity and excitement of police work after going on a ride-a-long with a friend who worked for Santa Clara PD  In 1996, she was hired by the Fremont Police Department.  She has held various assignments including: Field Training Officer, Detective, Firearms Instructor, Arrest Control Instructor, tactical medicine, Spanish translator and was the first female officer chosen for the S.W.A.T. Team in Fremont.  After serving seven years on the SWAT Team, she developed a new unit at the department, known as the Tactical Emergency Medical Response Team.  

Kim recently completed her Master's degree in Security Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey California.  She spends her personal time-off coaching soccer and cheering on her kids.

Acting Captain Kim Petersen

Captain Kim Petersen
Patrol Division Commander

Phone: (510) 790-6869