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Fremont Police Department (CA)
Thursday June 16th, 2022 :: 06:55 p.m. PDT


Announcing New Fremont Deputy Police Chief

The City of Fremont is excited to announce the appointment of Lance A. Brede as the new Deputy Police Chief. In this role, Lance will oversee and formalize the Department’s Office of Professional Standards and Accountability, the Community Engagement Unit, and Public Affairs initiatives. He will strategically plan for future services needs for the community and the Department. Lance’s work will enhance overall operations, administrative functions, productivity, and accountability for the Department.

“Lance has a high level of administrative and operational experience and a strong desire to join our family and engage with the Fremont community,” stated Police Chief Sean Washington.

Lance is widely recognized as a leader in building strong partnerships with the community. His ability to implement problem-solving techniques to address public safety issues proactively and pledge to carry out effective stewardship has led to many vital collaborations and advancements.

“I am excited and humbled to be part of one of the premier agencies in the nation,” stated Lance Brede.  “I intend to build upon the Department’s community policing and engagement efforts through collaboration and the tenets of procedural justice: voice, trustworthiness, respect, and neutrality. I look forward to working with personnel, city leadership, and community members to continue to build on Chief Washington’s vision.”

Lance most recently served the East Bay Regional Park District as a Police Captain and had management responsibility for the Operations Division and special policing contracts with East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD), San Francisco Water District (SFWD), and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Lance obtained his bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Administration and holds a master's degree in Organizational Leadership from Columbia Southern University. Lance also received an associate degree in Liberal Arts from Ohlone College. In addition, he is a graduate of the 2014 FBI National Academy (NA 256) and the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute Class of 249.

Lance will commence his role as Deputy Police Chief on June 20, 2022 and can be reached at [email protected].

To view Lance’s full biography, please visit Fremont Police Department’s website at

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Fremont Police Department (CA)
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Fremont, CA 94538

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