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March 24, 2010 > Sergeant Fred Bobbitt celebrates 20 years of service

Sergeant Fred Bobbitt celebrates 20 years of service

By Meenu Gupta
Photos By Meenu Gupta

Fremont Police Department Sergeant Fred Bobbitt was honored at a recent City Council meeting for 20 years of service. Commended for his dedication to the Police Department, Sgt. Bobbitt has been with the Department since 1985 and currently works as a Patrol Supervisor.

He decided in high school to become a cop. "In April of 1985, when I was in Mission San Jose High School, I started out as a Police Explorer and served until 1987 when I became a Reserve Police Officer, which is a volunteer position," said Sgt. Bobbitt. After eight years as a Reserve Police Officer he started his full-time employment with the City in February 1990. "I worked as a Detention Technician in our City Jail till 1996," he said. Commending the Police Explorer program for prospective students he added, "Having the opportunity of enjoying the Police Explorer program is very helpful." After working for one year as a Detention Supervisor, he became a Police Officer in April of 1997 and was later assigned to Patrol in the year 2000. Additional assignments have been a satisfying experience for Bobbitt. "Eight years of working as a Detective gave me the opportunity to provide service to the victims and their families which has always been extremely important to me," he said.

Police Service runs in his family. Bobbitt's 24-year-old son, Fredrick Michael Bobbitt was hired as a Police Officer, in October 1998. "When my son was hired as a Police Officer, it was one of the proudest moments in my life," he said.

A firm believer in the new and heightened security measures being enforced throughout the City, Sgt. Bobbitt suggested that the public should partner with Police to curb crime and do so by joining the Neighborhood Watch Program. "We really like to work extremely close with the community. I recommend that they take advantage of the program because it is such an important element and important part of community involvement."

Humble in accepting accolades, he said, "I was able to start out here at the Police department as a 16 year old. Since then I have been a part of the agency, which is my second family. It has just been a great opportunity and I want to continue providing service to the community."

For more information on the Neighborhood Watch Program, visit www.fremontpolice.org and click Community Engagement.

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