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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:

  • Community Engagement
  • Crime Analysis (Special Investigations)
  • Investigations
  • Major Crimes Task Force
  • Media Relations & Public Information Officer (PIO)
  • School Resources Officers)
  • SWAT Team
  • Volunteer Program
Programs and Services:
  • Crime Free Multi-Housing (CFMH)
  • Charitable Projects
  • Community Programs for Kids and Teens
  • Community Programs for Adults
  • Neighborhood Crime Watch
  • Peer Support
  • Permits: Alarms, Places of Entertainment (POE), and Special Events
  • Surveillance Cameras
  • Social Media

Special Operations Division Commander

Fred Bobbitt, Jr.

Captain Fred Bobbitt joined the Fremont Police Department in 1985 as a police explorer while attending Mission San Jose High School. He became a Fremont reserve police officer in 1987 and a detention technician in Fremont's Detention Facility in 1990. He was promoted to police officer in 1997. As an officer, he served as a field training officer, EVOC instructor, bicycle officer, mentor, and peer support team member. In 2000, he was promoted to detective and spent eight years as a Robbery/Homicide detective. After being promoted to sergeant, he served as a patrol supervisor and detective sergeant. As a lieutenant, he was a Patrol Watch Commander, Volunteer "VIPS" team manager, and Detention Facility and Property and Evidence Unit manager.

Fred Bobbitt, Jr. was promoted to the rank of Police Captain in 2015 and assumed responsibility for re-forming the Department's Administrative Operations Division, where he had oversight of the Detention Facility, Animal Shelter, Training and Personnel, Records Division and Internal Affairs.  In July of 2017, Captain Bobbitt transferred to the Special Operations Division.

Captain Bobbitt has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Management from Union Institute and University and a Master of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from American Military University. Captain Bobbitt is also a graduate of POST Command College, Class 59.  He enjoys spending time with his wife, children, and four grandchildren.

Captain Fred Bobbitt

Captain Fred Bobbitt
Special Operations Division Commander

Phone: (510) 790-6917