If you haven’t graduated from the Academy yet, 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.



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


  • Academy: $9,435.34 monthly
  • Officer: $10,378.86 – $12,618.39 monthly


  • 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
  • $2,500 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)
  • Bilingual pay incentive of $125.00 per pay period
  • 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.


  • Peace officers must be legally authorized to work in the United States under federal law.
  • 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.


  • 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.



Step 1 Apply

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

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 49 or higher.


Step 3 Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ)


Step 4 Orientation


Step 5 Main Testing Day (Oral Board Interview, Lieutenant’s Panel Interview, Physical Agility Test) (Physical Agility Test is waived for Academy Graduates)


Step 6 Polygraph, Background Check, Executive Panel Interview


Step 7 Pre-employment Medical Exam and a Psychological Evaluation


Step 8 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: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 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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