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Citizens Academy
Now accepting applications for the 35th Fremont Police Citizens Academy Class! 

Applications are being accepted on a first come first serve basis for the 35th Fremont Police Citizens Academy.  Due to limited space, we will only be able to accept the first 30 applicants.  The first class is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 13th.

Classes fill quickly.  Click here for the brochure.  To register, print the brochure and fill out the application section.  It can be returned to the Fremont Police Department, attention Lt. John Harnett.

  • You must be able to attend the first class, however attendance at subsequent classes may be missed if necessary and as agreed upon by Lt. John Harnett. 
  • 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 Citizen Academy was developed to build partnerships with the community. The academy offers a transparent overview into the department’s structure, services, and personnel.

Classes
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.

Education
The duration of the academy is 12 weeks. Participants attend a three-hour class, one night a week for twelve weeks. Participants learn about:
  • Communications
  • Crime analysis
  • Crime prevention
  • Criminal law
  • Critical incidents
  • Firearms training 
  • Gangs
  • Hiring process
  • Internal investigations
  • Narcotics
  • Patrol operations 
  • Training
  • Traffic enforcement

Applicant Requirements
Citizen Academy classes are limited to 25-30 students.

Participants in the citizen 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.