Serving others. That’s what you’re about.

You’ve acquired valuable qualities in your fatigues: discipline, teamwork, rising to the occasion.

Above all, you hold yourself to high standards.

You strive to do everything humanly possible to help and protect. This mentality leaves no room for cutting corners.

Now you’re looking for a career that enables you to put your best foot forward, take advantage of the training you already have and your military benefits (such as the GI Bill®; the GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs [VA]), and perhaps establish roots for your family.

We value your skills. We see your aspirations. This is how we can help you reach your full potential.


Competitive Compensation and Benefits

Your salary starts at $9,435.34 per month during the Academy. When you’re promoted to Police Officer upon graduation, your salary will increase to $10,378.86 per month.

Below is a glimpse of your benefits. Check out the benefits page to learn more.

  • CalPERS retirement plan: PEPRA Member — 2.7% @ 57
  • $2,600 monthly City contribution toward medical and dental; vision provided through Fremont Police Association (FPA)
  • $1,750 annual Uniform Allowance ($500 for first year)
  • 112 hours of annual Holiday Pay
  • Paid Vacation starts at 120 hours annually, 360 hour maximum
  • Collect from your GI Bill®, including BAH, during the first 24 months
  • Military Police time may qualify towards department service credit

On the GI Bill front, FPD helps navigate you through the process (and all that paperwork!) by connecting you with an Officer who has already worked with the VA to secure their GI Bill benefits from the Police Academy through the probationary period. You can take a look at how much supplemental income you might be eligible for by using the VA’s GI Bill® Comparison Tool.

We also take your family into consideration.

We offer family Medical HMO and PPO plans, and our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides free counseling services for all FPD employees and family members.

Learn more about our Employee Wellness Program that also benefits your family, and refer to the FAQ for further information related to military members/veterans.

The Adrenaline of Investigating

Like the military, this is not a nine-to-five job.

Our shift schedule is four days on, four days off, 11 hours per shift (including one hour paid on-duty workout, more on this later).

Our Officers tout this schedule as one of the major reasons our department has a better work-life balance than most other agencies in the area. Those four days allow our Officers to decompress between shifts and spend more time with their family and friends, ultimately leading to better work and less burnout.

And at Fremont PD, your police work doesn’t stop with the yellow tape.

When fighting community crimes, we encourage and equip our Police Officers to investigate cases themselves, not just secure the crime scene for handoff to a Detective.

You’ll have the resources to pursue criminals and serve justice even if the suspect has left city boundaries.

Training and Career Development Opportunities

We believe in life-long learning.

Toward this end, we will train you — and not just through the Academy. We provide roughly 760 training courses that you can attend each year with Alameda County’s highest police training budget per employee spent (2019: $840,000 in total post-Academy).

If you aspire to be an undercover cop one day, we have training on undercover operations and plain clothes safety. Or if you want to specialize in traffic, we have a course on street racing enforcement training — no “fast and furious” on our turf.

Military training may qualify for education incentive pay (EIP).

You will also have the opportunity to work on a variety of assignments and teams:


Assignment and Teams
Crime Scene Investigations S.W.A.T. Team
Field Training OfficersSchool Resource Officers
Hostage Negotiation Team Special Investigative Unit
Investigations UnitCrime Reduction Unit
K9 UnitTactical Emergency Medical Support Team
Major Crime Task Force Traffic Motor Unit
Mobile Evaluation Team Drone as First Responders Program
Patrol Officers


We Pay You to Work Out

During your shift, we pay you to work out for an hour. Every Wednesday, we have a personal trainer in the house. It’s our way of recognizing the importance of fitness in this job.



One more comment —

We provide towels for your workout.

On the surface, this might not sound like a big deal. How hard is it to bring your own towel to a workout?

Yet, it becomes a hassle over time. You have to keep up with the wash, and inevitably people forget their towels. (Ever try to borrow someone else’s towel?)

Our mentality is to do everything possible — ranging from the major to the minor stuff — so you can focus on your job.



Not All Police Agencies are Created Equal

We encourage you to book an orientation tour to experience Fremont PD, one of the top police departments in the country.

Want to learn more? Check out our recruitment process and fill out the interest card (takes 1 minute!). We’ll connect with you shortly.

Or apply today to join us.