Police Chief Kimberly Petersen has been a police officer for 22 years, serving her entire career with Fremont. Her assignments have included an officer, detective, sergeant, lieutenant, and most recently, captain. Throughout her career, her experience has covered Patrol and Investigations, as well as oversight of the day-to-day response to calls for service by uniformed police and community service officers, the Traffic Unit, K-9 Unit, and the Communications Unit. Chief Petersen was also a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) Team, led the Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) Team, and implemented the Trailing Dog Program and the Mobile Evaluation Team (MET).
Chief Petersen is responsible for all aspects of the Fremont Police Department, including emergency services provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Fremont Police Department has 311.5 full time employees of which 197 are sworn positions. The Department is a full service law enforcement agency and also provides some services by contract to other agencies.
Petersen earned a Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology from Stanford University and a Master’s in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School. She is raising three children with her partner of 16 years. As a former professional soccer player, she still enjoys playing the sport and coaching her kids, and serves as a Board member on her local soccer club.