Fremont News

City of Fremont, Home

Posted on: September 17, 2019

California Police Department Offers Signing and Referral Bonuses to Boost Recruiting Efforts


The City of Fremont and the Fremont Police Association have jointly established a new recruiting incentive program that features a $10,000 total signing bonus for newly hired Entry-level, Academy Graduate, and Lateral Police Officers. The bonus is structured with $5,000 distributed at the time of hire and $5,000 after successful completion of Probation.

Additionally, the program rewards current employees for referring candidates who ultimately take jobs with the Fremont Police Department (FPD). Specifically, the program offers a $1,500 total referral bonus — $750 at time of candidate’s hire and $750 after candidate’s successful completion of Probation.

Recruitment is both a Citywide priority and personal objective of Fremont Police Chief Kimberly Petersen as an issue that is affecting not only Fremont, but the entire country. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the average number of full-time U.S. police officers in 2016 dropped 11% since 1997.

The new incentive program is an important part of the FPD’s strategy to staff each unit to its capacity with officers that share the Department’s values and service mindset. Other recruitment initiatives include streamlining and accelerating the hiring process and a newly launched recruitment microsite that offers candidates a front-row view into the Department’s culture, available career growth opportunities, a conversation with Chief Petersen, and more.

The Department currently has vacancies for the positions of Police Officer, Police Dispatcher, and more. To view all vacant positions, please visit For more information about FPD recruitment, including benefits, expected recruitment process timeline, and a live chat feature, visit B-roll footage of the Fremont Police Department facility is available upon request.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City of Fremont, Home

Porch Parade circle logo and text

Fremont 4th of July Porch Parade

Posted on: June 17, 2020
COVID-19 City Updates about Construction

New Online Payments for City Permits

Posted on: June 12, 2020
sun, blue sky, and text

Find Ways to Stay Out of the Heat!

Posted on: May 26, 2020
City workers providing services and I'm Here text

City of Fremont Essential Employees

Posted on: April 27, 2020
Construction Services during COVID-19

Remote Video Building Inspections

Posted on: April 6, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Posted on: March 11, 2020
Coronavirus word

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Posted on: March 3, 2020
Fremont Fire Department logo

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Posted on: February 28, 2020
green cart and arrow

Multi-Family Organics Collection Service

Posted on: February 16, 2020
Infographic_Why Census Matters

Census 2020 in Fremont

Posted on: January 23, 2020
two women in kitchen with food

Could Home Sharing Be Right for You?

Posted on: November 8, 2019