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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.


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.


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 are not required to submit a written exam or complete a physical agility exam.

Written Exam (Entry-Level Candidates Only)
You have the option to complete either the NTN Written Exam or the 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
You will be invited to take the personal history questionnaire via email.

Physical Agility Test (Entry-Level Candidates Only)
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 and scoring criteria is not available for review. We accept WSTB results to satisfy the physical agility test requirement. The minimum WSTB score accepted is 420 and the 1.5-mile run is not considered.

Oral Board Interview
The oral board interview will determine your placement on an eligibility list. Interviews are held on a regular basis allowing you to move through the process as quickly as possible.

Lieutenant Panel Interview
Once you are placed on the eligibility list, you will be invited to a Lieutenant Panel interview.

Polygraph and Background
You will complete a pre-poly packet prior to taking a polygraph exam. Not all candidates who complete the packet will be selected to take the polygraph exam.

You will be assigned a background investigator who will complete a comprehensive background.

Executive Panel Interview
Your polygraph and background results will be evaluated in an interview with the Police Executive team. Selected candidates will receive a conditional job offer contingent upon passing a medical and psychological evaluation.

Generally, the recruitment process will take four to six months to complete.  If you reside more than 150 miles from Fremont, you can request a condensed process. We offer 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 you until successfully passing the Lieutenant Panel interview.


You can view the job announcement and recruitment brochure, and apply at:
  • Click here for Police Officer Entry Level
  • Click here for Police Officer Lateral/Academy Graduates