Frequently Asked Questions
We know you have some questions about working at the Fairfield Police Department, so we put together a list of the ones we get asked most often. If you don’t see your question, please reach out to a recruiter by text or using the contact from at the bottom of the page.
Bellow is the hiring process for Police Officers. This is the typical hiring process for most positions within the Police Department.
Below is the hiring process for the Police Officer position
STEP 1: APPLICATION:
Fill out an application by clicking the Apply Now link provided above. Once your application is received, it will be reviewed and the best-qualified applicants will be invited for further examination.
STEP 2: INTERVIEW:
The most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in a board-style interview.
STEP 3: BACKGROUND/Polygraph:
This position requires a thorough background investigation and polygraph test to be completed on each final candidate, prior to appointment.
STEP 4: MEDICAL EXAM:
A pre-employment medical and psychological exam will also be required.
STEP 5: CHIEF INTERVIEW:
Candidates who have completed the above-listed steps will be invited for an interview with the Chief.
If you feel you will need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the testing process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 428-7394 at least 1 week prior to the application deadline or examination date.
During academy: $37.47 per hour or $47.821 per hour (with BA)
Step 1 (after academy): $45.54 per hour (Not including incentives)
Top-step Officer (includes incentives & longevity): $69.21 per hour
The Fairfield Police Department recognizes the
advantages of higher education and in an effort to
invest in the our employees and the future of the
department, we currently offer tuition
reimbursement for eligible employees.
Upon completion of probation, the City will provide a tuition and book reimbursement program to eligible employees for educational activities that are job-related and approved in advance by the Department Head in accordance with City guidelines.
Annual maximum is $4,000.
Reimbursement subject to prior approval by the City’s Administrative Services Department Employee Relations Division.
The City of Fairfield Police Department owns and operates a state-of-the-art training facility and indoor rifle and pistol ranges. The 39,000 square foot building houses the following amenities:
Social Media Team | Defensive Tactics Instructor | Detectives | Firearms Instructor | Peer Support Technology Support Team | SWAT | Homeless Intervention Team | DUI Enforcement Units| K9 Driving Instructor | Special Operations Team | Crime Scene Investigations | and more!
On an intermittent basis, sit at a desk or in patrol vehicle; walk and stand during patrol activities; bend squat and kneel during inspection of crime scene or conducting searches; run, climb stairs and/or ladders while in the field; twist while making arrests; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation. Continuously wear a utility belt and other police equipment of 30 pounds; and intermittently lift, carry, drag, pull, push, persons or objects weighing at least 160 pounds or less. Work may require considerable physical exertion and exposure to inclement weather, toxic substances, and hazards associated with driving and/or directing traffic. Vision correctable to 20/20 in both eyes, normal color vision and hearing acuity are required. Incumbents must meet any other criteria mandated by the California Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission (POST).
An officer at Fairfield PD must have the ability to:
The Fairfield Police Department’s Explorer Program is a volunteer resource that is designed to involve young men and women in community events and increase citizen-police cooperation and understanding. The Police Explorer Program will provide both police related education and experience to our young adults wishing to pursue a law enforcement career and the opportunity to enjoy recreational activities, community service, and fundraising programs.
For more information contact Officer Reed or Mack at (707) 428-7300
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