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.



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


  • $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
    • Classic Member – 3% @ 55
  • $2,350 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.


  • You must be currently employed as a Police Officer by a California law enforcement agency
  • 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.



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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