Police Chief Richard Lucero has been a police officer for 26 years, serving his entire career with Fremont. His assignments have included working Patrol, S.W.A.T., Narcotics, Internal Affairs, Street Crimes, and Special Operations Division Commander. Most recently he has served as the Department's Patrol Division Commander.
Police Chief Lucero is a graduate of POST Command College, Class 40, and a lifetime member of the California Narcotic Officers’ Association. He is also a graduate of San Jose State University and Santa Clara University School of Law. He received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in the study of local government law and is a member of the California State Bar.
He volunteers with Officers Give Hope, a law enforcement-oriented nonprofit organization dedicated to having peace officers join the National Marrow Donor Registry. He is also the First Vice President of the California Peace Officers’ Association.
Most of Chief Lucero’s time away from the department is dedicated to his family.