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Police Officer

Fremont, California



Fremont Police Department

2000 Stevenson Boulevard

Fremont, CA 94538

Phone: 510-790-6681

Fax: 510-790-6679  

E-mail: clew@ci.fremont.ca.us
Websites: www.fremontpolice.org; www.fremont.gov


Salary: $69,284 - $84,234 

Population: 210,000

Sworn Officers: 188   

Application Deadline: NA




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 license.

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 performance.

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 Association

  • $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 membership available

Working Conditions:

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:










Human Resources Department






(510) 494-4660

Applications will be accepted continuously until further notice. Please visit www.fremont.gov or www.fremontpolice.org  for updated testing information.  Invitations to the written exam will be mailed in advance to the test date.

Testing Information:

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.



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 (510) 494-4660.

The information contained herein is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.



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