Serving others. That’s what you’re about.
You’ve acquired valuable qualities in your fatigues: discipline, teamwork, rising to the occasion.
Now you’re looking for a career that enables you to put your best foot forward, 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 $8,074 per month during the Academy. When you’re promoted to Police Officer upon graduation, your salary will increase to $8,881 per month.
You’ll also receive a signing bonus of $10,000 ($5,000 at time of hire and $5,000 after successful completion of Probation).
Below is a glimpse of your benefits. Check out the benefits page to learn more.
- CalPERS retirement plan: PEPRA Member — 2.7% @ 57
- $2,180 monthly City contribution toward medical and dental; vision provided through Fremont Police Association (FPA)
- $1,750 annual Uniform Allowance ($500 for first year)
- 104 hours of annual Holiday Pay
- Paid Vacation starts at 120 hours annually, 360 hour maximum
We also take your family into consideration.
We offer family Medical HMO and PPO plans. Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides free counseling services for all FPD employees and family members.
You can purchase nutritious meals from our on-site healthy foods marketplace 24/7. No fast food at 2 a.m.
Learn more about our Employee Wellness Program that also benefits your family.
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).
At Fremont PD, your police work doesn’t stop with the yellow tape.
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.
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 Officers||School Resource Officers|
|Hostage Negotiation Team||Special Investigative Unit|
|Investigations Unit||Street Crimes Unit|
|K9 Unit||Tactical Emergency Medical Support Team|
|Major Crime Task Force||Traffic Motor Unit|
|Mobile Evaluation Team||Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Program|
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.
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Or apply today to join us.