A Tradition of
Excellence! Come be a Part of the Team!
Under direct and indirect supervision, performs law enforcement and crime
prevention work; controls traffic and investigates vehicle collisions; enforces
state and local traffic regulations, laws and ordinances; and performs related
work as assigned or required.
Qualifications and Skills:
High school graduation required. If you have a CHSPE Certificate of Proficiency,
a California High School Equivalency Certificate, or a GED High School
Equivalency Certificate, mark the appropriate box in the education section on
your application, and it will be accepted in place of a high school diploma. Out
of State GED High School Equivalency Certificates must be accompanied by a GED
Official Report of Test Results showing an overall score of at least 45 and a
standard score of at least 35 on any test section. A two (2) or four (4) year
degree from a college or university accredited by the Western Association of
Colleges and Universities will be accepted in place of the high school
graduation requirement (a copy of your high school diploma or college
transcripts is not required).
California Government Code Section 1031(a) requires that Police Officers be
citizens of the United States. California Government Code Section 1031.5
requires that permanent resident aliens who desire to be employed as Police
Officers be eligible for and have applied for citizenship.
Application minimum age: 20-1/2 years (no upper age limit).
Vision requirements: Not less than 20/100 in each eye correctable to not less
than 20/30 in each eye with glasses; without functional color blindness or
impairment. Limitations in the field of vision may be disqualifying.
Ability to pass a job related medical examination, which will include a drug
screen, and a psychological evaluation.
Must pass an extensive background check including a polygraph examination. A
record of repeated criminal misdemeanors and/or felony violations or other
infractions of the law may be disqualifying.
Must have, or be able to obtain and maintain, a valid California driver’s
Compensation & Benefits:
The annual salary range is $69,284 – $84,234. The 9% employee paid portion of
the PERS retirement contribution is tax deferred pursuant to IRC 414(h)(2).
Appointments are normally made at the first step of the salary range. The second
step of the salary range is met after six months satisfactory performance on the
job, the third step at the end of one year, and annually thereafter to the
fourth and fifth steps. The City Manager may make appointment at higher than the
first step, depending upon the qualifications of the individual appointed.
Compensation for lateral police officers is dependent upon experience. All step
increases are based solely on merit, depending upon continued satisfactory
Additional benefits include:
Annual vacation of 12 work days after one year, increasing to a maximum of 21
work days after 15 years
12 days sick leave per year with Sick Leave Incentive Plan
Cafeteria Benefit Plan for full or partial payment of medical insurance or a
cash option, including coverage for domestic partners
California Public Employees’ Retirement System, 3% at 50 plan
Long-Term Disability and Dental Insurance furnished through the Police
$35,000 Term Life Insurance paid by the City
13 paid holidays, including one floating holiday
Education incentive pay program, an employee assistance plan, and Credit Union
Police Officers assigned to patrol work an 8-day work cycle consisting of four
days on and four days off (11 hour shifts). The 11 hour shift includes a paid 50
minute meal period and one hour paid physical fitness period.
The City of Fremont Police Department has a fully equipped, state of the art
gymnasium and running trails surrounding Lake Elizabeth, available for police
officers’ fitness training. In addition, each Police vehicle has the most
advanced information and equipment technology available.
Application & Selection Process:
Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications for the position will be invited
to participate in the examination process. This process consists of a written
examination, a physical agility performance examination, and interviews assessed
by an oral board panel. Those candidates who pass these examinations will be
placed on an eligibility list and continue on to the Captain’s interview
selection process, which may include a written skills examination.
To apply, submit a completed City application to:
City of Fremont
Human Resources Department
3300 Capitol Avenue
Fremont, CA, 94538
Application forms may be obtained on our websites at:
Applications will be accepted continuously until further notice. Please visit
www.fremontpolice.org for updated
testing information. Invitations to the written exam will be mailed in advance
to the test date.
Please visit www.post.ca.gov for
information regarding the written exam. Applicants who pass the written
examination will be invited to participate in the second phase of the exam
process, the physical agility test. This exam measures performance during a
timed obstacle course and rescue exercise which simulates frequently
encountered, job-related physical tasks performed by Police Officers. Detailed
information with the date and location of the physical agility test will be
provided at the written examination.
THE CITY OF FREMONT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Human Resources will make reasonable efforts in
the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise
Human Resources of any special needs in advance of the examination by calling
The information contained herein is subject to change and does not constitute
either an expressed or implied contract.