We’re glad you’re here, ready to apply for a job at Fremont Police Department.

We recognize the application is not the easiest document to navigate.

If you’d like a helping hand in completing the application, fill out the interest card, and we’ll give you a call to walk you through the process.

In addition, we hold quarterly orientation sessions that include a tour of our facility and a chance to talk with Officers.

Of course, you can jump right to the application or keep reading for the official job descriptions.

Let’s start at the 10,000-foot level with the qualities that shape our Officers.

 

You hold yourself to high standards. 

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

 

You’re not afraid to fail.

You will make mistakes during and after training. But you’re able to use those as learning moments to move forward, not dwell on them. Resilient is the adjective that comes to mind.

 

You’re a communicator.

You will be interacting with all types of people. This might involve giving a verbal warning, issuing a citation, addressing a complaint, intervening in a dispute, etc. The list goes on.

Interpersonal communications — how you talk to another human being — can be an underrated skill in police work. At Fremont PD, we put immense value on communication skills.

What to expect

Police Officer (Entry-level & Academy Graduates)

You’ll start by attending a POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training) Basic Training Academy with salary. During the 6-month Academy program, you will learn the core skills that go into being a Police Officer, completing 1,000 hours of training.

Not only will we pay you through the Academy, we do everything in our power to ensure you succeed. We will assign you an Academy Liaison to help guide you through the process and provide extra training should you need it.

Once you graduate, you will be promoted to Police Officer and start in-house training.

Your first 3 to 4 weeks at the Department will prime you to do police work the Fremont way: meet everybody, get used to our in-house systems, learn our Department policies, and become familiar with our report writing style, etc.

Then you’ll embark on a minimum of 19 weeks of the Field Training Program with a Field Training Officer (FTO).

With close mentorship and sufficient training, we expect you to work independently in about 12 months from the start of Academy. The Probationary Period is 24 months.

 

PRIME SCHEDULE

 4 work days, 4 days off, 11 hours per shift (1 hour paid on-duty workout)

 

SALARY
  • Academy: $8,074 monthly
  • Officer: $8,881 – $10,798 monthly
  • Signing bonus: $10,000 ($5,000 at time of hire and $5,000 after successful completion of Probation)

 

BENEFIT HIGHLIGHTS
  • One hour paid on-duty workout each shift
  • On-site gym with treadmills, bikes, weights, and locker rooms
  • Outdoor basketball court and fitness area, plus access to on-site trainer
  • Towel and water
  • CalPERS retirement plan: PEPRA Member — 2.7% @ 57
  • $2,180 monthly City contribution toward medical and dental; vision provided through Fremont Police Association (FPA)
  • $50K City-paid life insurance
  • 104 hours of annual Holiday Pay
  • Paid Vacation starts at 120 hours annually, 360 hour maximum
  • $1,750 annual Uniform Allowance ($500 for first year)
  • Educational Incentive Pay, Specialist Pay, Longevity Pay, and opportunities for Overtime Pay

This position is represented by FPA. Click to see the full benefit details.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • You are a citizen of the United States.
  • If you are a permanent resident, you must be eligible for and have applied for citizenship, and be a U.S. citizen at time of appointment.
  • You must be 20.5 years of age at time of filing and 21 years of age at time of appointment.
  • You have a Class C California driver’s license at the time of appointment with satisfactory driving record.
  • You have graduated from an accredited high school, GED, or CHSPE.

 

ACADEMY GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS
  • You must have successfully completed a California POST Academy within one year of date of application.
  • You must attach a copy of your certificate with your application.
  • You have a Class C California driver’s license at the time of appointment with satisfactory driving record.

 

RECRUITMENT PROCESS

Step 1 Apply

Submit your application at www.fremont.gov/city jobs.

Academy Graduates must include a California Basic POST Academy certificate dated within one year of date of application.

 

Step 2 Written Exam (waived for Academy Graduates)

You can take and submit results for either of the two tests below. Scores that are within one year of the application date and meet the minimum passing score will be accepted.

  • NTN Law Enforcement Exam: You must score 65% on the video portion, 70% on reading, and 70% on writing.
  • POST Entry-level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB): You must receive a 51 or higher.

 

Step 3 Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ)

 

Step 4 Oral Board Interview

 

Step 5 Physical Agility Test (PAT) (waived for Academy Graduates)

You have the option to be invited to a PAT administered by the City of Fremont or submit your WSTB results, which must be within one year of the application date and meet the minimum passing score of 384.

 

Step 6 Lieutenant’s Panel Interview

 

Step 7 Polygraph

 

Step 8 Background

 

Step 9 Executive Panel Interview

 

Step 10 Conditional Job Offer

Final job offer is dependent on the Medical and Psychological Evaluations.

 

Click to see the detailed recruitment process.

If you have a specific question about your application, we’re available on live chat from:

  • Tuesday: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

You may also email fpdrecruiting@fremont.gov, or call/text us at (510) 404-8934.

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Police Officer (Lateral)

Your journey with FPD starts with 3 to 4 weeks of in-house training. You will meet everybody, get used to our in-house systems, learn our Department policies, and become familiar with our report writing style, etc.

Then you’ll be assigned to a Field Training Officer (FTO) and will go through the Field Training program.

A typical Field Training Program spans 19 weeks. Based on your progress and performance, however, you can be recommended for an early check-out in as short as 10 weeks. The Probationary Period is 18 months.

 

PRIME SCHEDULE

4 work days, 4 days off, 11 hours per shift (1 hour paid on-duty workout)

 

SALARY
  • $8,881 – $10,798 monthly
  • Signing bonus: $10,000 ($5,000 at time of hire, $5,000 after successful completion of Probation)

 

BENEFIT HIGHLIGHTS
  • One hour paid on-duty workout each shift
  • On-site gym with treadmills, bikes, weights, and locker rooms
  • Outdoor basketball court and fitness area, plus access to on-site trainer
  • Towel and water
  • CalPERS retirement plan:
    • PEPRA Member — 2.7% @ 57
    • Classic Member – 3% @ 55
  • $2,180 monthly City contribution toward medical and dental; vision provided through Fremont Police Association (FPA)
  • $50K City-paid life insurance
  • 104 hours of annual Holiday Pay
  • Paid Vacation starts at 120 hours annually, 360 hour maximum
  • $1,750 annual Uniform Allowance ($500 for first year)
  • Educational Incentive Pay, Specialist Pay, Longevity Pay, and opportunities for Overtime Pay

This position is represented by the FPA. Click to see the full benefit details.

 

LATERAL REQUIREMENTS
  • You must be currently employed as a Police Officer by a California law enforcement agency or formerly employed as a Police Officer by a California law enforcement agency within one year of date of application.
  • You have successfully completed a POST-approved field training program.
  • You have a Class C California driver’s license at the time of appointment with satisfactory driving record.
RECRUITMENT PROCESS 

Step 1 Apply

Submit your application at www.fremont.gov/cityjobs.

 

Step 2 Personal History Questionnaire

 

Step 3 Lieutenant’s Panel Interview

 

Step 4 Polygraph

 

Step 5 Background

 

Step 6 Executive Panel Interview with the Chief and Captains

 

Step 7 Conditional Job Offer

Final job offer is dependent on the Medical and Psychological evaluations.

Click to see the detailed recruitment process.

If you have a specific question about your application, we’re available on live chat from:

  • Tuesday: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

You may also email fpdrecruiting@fremont.gov, or call/text us at (510) 404-8934.

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911 Dispatcher (Entry-level)

You’ll be working at the Fremont Police Communications Center, the public safety answering point that answers all 911 calls from Fremont and Union City. Operating 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we respond to more than 700 calls per day, utilizing computer-aided dispatching software and radio consoles.

Before you start to answer calls, you’ll receive training on call taking, phone and radio operation, POST Dispatcher Certificate, and codes, laws, and operational procedures.

Upon completion, you will work in teams of three to six Dispatchers to:

  • Receive emergency and non-emergency calls
  • Prioritize calls and dispatching appropriate services
  • Evaluate emergency situations and develop logical working solutions
  • Operate two radio channels
  • Provide information and resources to patrol
  • Learn police codes and various statutes

You will also have opportunities to grow your career through collateral assignments, including tactical dispatching, peer support, mentoring, and training.

The Probationary Period is 12 months, which begins after the training program.

 

PRIME SCHEDULE

4 work days, 4 days off, 11 hours per shift (1 hour paid on-duty workout)

SALARY

$6,828 – $8,299 monthly

 

BENEFIT HIGHLIGHTS
  • Paid on-duty workout available in the Department gym with treadmills and bikes
  • Access to on-site trainer and masseuse
  • Excellent CalPERS retirement plan, required PERS contributions vary by plan
  • 192 hours annual General Leave, 264 hours maximum
  • $2,122 monthly City contribution toward medical, dental, and vision through the Teamsters Local 856 Health & Welfare Trust
  • Uniform Allowance, City-paid life insurance, Training Pay, and opportunities for Overtime Pay

Additionally, the Fremont Police Communications Center offers:

  • Floor to ceiling windows, with a view of Fremont’s Central Park
  • Full kitchen with patio access
  • Designated quiet lounge area with recliners
  • Ergonomic workstations for standing or sitting
  • TVs at workstations for slow shift times

This position is represented by Teamsters Local 856. Visit our website to see our complete benefits summary.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • You are able to type no less than 45 net WPM and have obtained a typing certificate.
  • You have graduated from an accredited high school, GED, or CHSPE.
  • You have one year of successful full-time responsible experience performing work where the essential functions of the job involve public contact, computer usage, or heavy telephone traffic.

 

SELECTION PROCESS

Step 1 Apply with Typing Certificate

Step 2 POST Entry-level Dispatcher Selection Test Battery

Step 3 Personal History Questionnaire 

Step 4 Oral Board Interview

Step 5 Manager Panel interview

Step 6 Personal History Statement and Polygraph Exam

Step 7 Full Background Investigation

Step 8 Executive Panel Interview

Step 9 Medical and Psychological Exams

The process can take up to six months. Once your application has been vetted, you will be contacted by a Fremont PD Recruiter who will let you know what your next action should be.

If you have a specific question about your application, we’re available on live chat from:

  • Tuesday: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

You may also email fpdrecruiting@fremont.gov, or call/text us at (510) 404-8934.

 

POST DISPATCHER TEST SCHEDULE  

The City of Fremont utilizes the POST Dispatcher Written Exam and requires a T-score of 51 or more. Applicants have several options/opportunities to take the test:

  • Submit your T-score from another agency dated within 12 months of applying.
  • Take the test at South Bay Academy for a fee.
  • Take the test administered by the City of Fremont at no cost. The exam is offered approximately every 2 months to candidates who have applied.

For more information about the test and how to prepare, visit the POST website. We do not accept CritiCall scores.

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911 Dispatcher (Lateral)

You’ll be working at the Fremont Police Communications Center, a workplace that offers:

  • Floor to ceiling windows, with a view of Fremont’s Central Park
  • Full kitchen with patio access
  • Designated quiet lounge area with recliners
  • Ergonomic workstations for standing or sitting

The Fremont Police Communications Center answers all Fremont and neighboring Union City 911 calls. We respond to more than 700 calls per day using Tiburon CAD (2.9), Motorola MCC7500 radio consoles, VoIP/IP phone system, and cable TVs.

After completing training on in-house systems and operational procedures, you will work in teams of three to six Dispatchers processing calls, providing support for patrol and tracking Officer activity.

You will also have opportunities to grow your career through collateral assignments, including tactical dispatching, peer support, mentoring, and training.

The Probationary Period is 12 months, which begins after the training program.

 

PRIME SCHEDULE

4 work days, 4 days off, 11 hours per shift (1 hour paid on-duty workout)

 

SALARY

$6,828 – $8,299 monthly

 

BENEFIT HIGHLIGHTS
  • Paid on-duty workout available in the Department gym with treadmills and bikes
  • Access to on-site trainer and masseuse
  • Excellent CalPERS retirement plan, required PERS contributions vary by plan
  • 192 hours annual General Leave, 264 hours maximum
  • $2,122 monthly City contribution toward medical, dental, and vision through the Teamsters Local 856 Health & Welfare Trust
  • Uniform Allowance, City-paid life insurance, Training Pay, and opportunities for Overtime Pay

This position is represented by Teamsters Local 856. Visit our website to see our complete benefits summary.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • You are able to type no less than 45 net WPM and have obtained a typing certificate.
  • You have graduated from an accredited high school, GED, or CHSPE.
  • You must be currently employed and have completed probation as a Dispatcher with a California POST-certified agency.

 

SELECTION PROCESS

The selection process may include:

Step 1 Apply with Typing Certificate

Step 2 Personal History Questionnaire

Step 3 Manager Panel Interview

Step 4 Polygraph Exam

Step 5 Full Background Investigation

Step 6 Executive Panel Interview

Step 7 Medical and Psychological Exams

Once your application has been vetted, you will be contacted by a Fremont PD Recruiter who will let you know what your next action should be.

If you have a specific question about your application, we’re available on live chat from:

  • Tuesday: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

You may also email fpdrecruiting@fremont.gov, or call/text us at (510) 404-8934.

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