Captain Fred Armijo was born and raised in Oceanside, graduated from Oceanside High School in 1989, and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Workforce Education from Southern Illinois University in 2006. He was an Oceanside lifeguard before joining the Police Department in 1994.
Captain Armijo worked patrol, the Neighborhood Enhancement Team, the Primary Response Team, was a detective and a department trainer prior to promoting to Sergeant in 2001. As a sergeant he served as a patrol team supervisor, a SWAT team leader, and the Professional Standards Unit supervisor prior to promoting to Lieutenant in 2007. As a lieutenant, Captain Armijo served as a Watch Commander, SWAT Commander, and worked in Administrative Services where he oversaw Training, Financial Services, Fleet and the Public Information Officer program. Captain Armijo currently oversees the Field Operations Division.