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POLICE OFFICER ENTRY LEVEL & ACADEMY GRADUATE

WHAT YOU WILL DO AS A FREMONT POLICE OFFICER

 Our Officers have the opportunity to work on a variety of assignments and teams.  This provides you with continuous avenues to develop and grow your career, as well as serve the community in diverse roles.

The assignments and teams include:

  • Crime Analysis
  • Investigations
  • SWAT
  • Patrol
  • Hostage Negotiation Team
  • Street Crimes
  • K-9
  • Crime Scene Investigations
  • Gang and Drug Crimes Task Force
  • Traffic
  • Field Training Officer
  • School Resource Officer
  • Tactical Emergency Medicine

As a Fremont Police Officer you can expect to patrol for the prevention of crime and the enforcement of laws and regulations; investigate and prepare reports on accidents, offenses and damage to property; prepare reports on arrests and property impounded; make arrests, issue citations, and give verbal warnings; intervene in private or public disputes to protect the public and maintain order; other duties as assigned, click to read the full job specification.


REQUIREMENTS

California Government Code requires that peace officers be citizens of the United
States; permanent resident aliens who desire to be employed as peace officers
must be eligible for and have applied for citizenship; a high school graduate or
equivalent.

The position of Police Officer Entry Level requires that candidates must be 20.5 years of age at the time of application and 21 years of age at the time of appointment. Candidates must possess a Class C California driver's license at the time of appointment with a satisfactory driving record.


THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS

Applications will be screened for the minimum qualifications; not all candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be invited to the testing process.

Academy Graduate candidates will begin the process at the Oral Board Interview.


Written Exam
Candidates have the option to take and submit results for either the NTN Law
Enforcement written exam or the POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery
(PELLETB). Only one test is required to move forward in the process and the
Fremont PD does not recommend one test to the other. Candidates who fail one
of the written exams are eligible to take the other written exam.

  • NTN Law Enforcement Written Exam (Pass/Fail):  Passing scores are: Video - 65%, Reading - 70%, Writing - 70%

  • PELLETB (Pass/Fail): The minimum T-Score accepted is 51

Personal History Questionnaire (Pass/Fail)
Candidates will be invited to take the personal history questionnaire via email.

Physical Agility Test (Pass/Fail)
The PAT consists of 4 Events: 6-foot wall, 165 lb. body drag, 99-yard obstacle course, and 500-yard run. Candidates must score 350 points to advance to the oral boards; scoring criteria is not available for review.  Candidates are able to submit WSTB results to satisfy the PAT requirements. The minimum WSTB score accepted is 420; the 1.5-mile run is not considered.

Oral Board Interview (Pass/Fail)
The oral board interview will determine your placement on an eligibility list.  All candidates placed on the eligibility list will move forward in the process.  Interviews are held on a regular basis allowing our candidates to move through the process as quickly as possible.

Lieutenant Panel Interview
Candidates are interviewed by a Lieutenant and Sergeant.

Polygraph
Candidates will complete various background documents.  Selected candidates will be invited to complete a polygraph exam.

Background
Candidates will be assigned to a background investigator who will complete a comprehensive background.

Executive Panel Interview
Your polygraph and background results will be evaluated.  Selected candidates will receive a conditional job offer contingent upon passing a medical and psychological evaluation.

Notes:
  • The recruitment process will take four to six months to complete.
  • Candidates residing more than 150 miles from Fremont can request to condense a portion of the recruitment process.  The Fremont Police Department offers a condensed process to complete the physical agility test, oral board interview and Lieutenant panel interview within a four-day period.
  • Due to limitations, ride-alongs are unavailable to candidates until successfully passing the Lieutenant panel interview.