The Operations Division is managed by a Commander whose primary responsibility is to provide general management, direction, and control for that Division. Commanders report directly to the Chief of Police. The Operations Division consists of Uniformed Patrol, Traffic Unit, and the Communications Center. The Operations Division is responsible for Department Fleet maintenance and acquisitions.
Commander Frey has a solid background in law enforcement with nearly 23 years of service, beginning his career with the Ione Police Department as a Police Corporal and Sergeant, then with the Amador County Sheriff's Department as a Deputy Sheriff, as well as an Internal Affairs and Background Investigator for the California Department of Consumer Affairs. He joined the Citrus Heights Police Department as a Police Officer in September of 2006, was promoted to Sergeant in August of 2015, then to Lieutenant in August of 2018. He has held numerous assignments, including Field Training Officer, Mentor, Motor Officer, Traffic Sergeant, Peer Support, Investigations Lieutenant, and SWAT Commander. Commander Frey has received many awards and citations, including the Distinguished Service Medal, for his role in resolving a high-risk incident with the Department SWAT team. He holds a Bachelor's degree in criminal justice management, serves as a member of the Citrus Heights Rotary Club, is an executive board member with the Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Sacramento (LECS), and is currently president of the Citrus Heights Police Activities League (PAL).