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Community Police Academy
Spring 2019 recruitment is now open!

Applications are being accepted on a first come first serve basis.  Due to limited space, we will only be able to accept the first 30 applicants.  Classes will be on Tuesday nights start on 2/5/19 from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. The session will go through 3/19/19.

Classes fill quickly.  Click here for the brochure.  To register, print the brochure and fill out the application section. You may email completed applications to  or it can be returned to the Fremont Police Department, attention Lt.Eric Tang or Lt. Julie Cochran.

  • You must be able to attend the first class, however attendance at subsequent classes may be missed if necessary and as agreed upon by the class administrator. 
  • The Police Department will coordinate Livescan appointments for all applicants. 
  • Applicants will be notified of the process after submitting an application.
  • Applicants must live or work in the City of Fremont.
  • Applicants do not need to be a US citizen.

Program Overview
Fremont Police Department’s Community Police Academy was developed to build partnerships with the community. The academy offers a transparent overview into the department’s structure, services, and personnel.

The academy is an educational experience taught primarily in a classroom setting. Classes are lecture based with some role-playing exercises. Academy participants are not expected to perform actual police officer duties and may elect to not take part in any of the practical exercises.

The duration of the academy is 7 weeks. Participants attend a three-hour class, one night a week for seven weeks. Participants learn about:
  • Communications
  • Social Media
  • Crime prevention
  • Criminal law
  • Critical incidents
  • Firearms training 
  • Gangs
  • Hiring process
  • Narcotics
  • Patrol operations 
  • Social Media
  • Traffic enforcement
  • SWAT

Applicant Requirements
Community Police Academy classes are limited to a maximum of 30 students.

Participants in the Community Police Academy are granted access to restricted law enforcement facilities. Consequently, the Fremont Police Department maintains the right to disqualify any applicant without notification of cause.  Applicants will undergo a background check, to include digital fingerprinting (LiveScan) and a records check, at no cost to the applicant. Applicants previously convicted of a felony will be disqualified. Misdemeanor convictions will be considered on a case by case basis.