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October 22, 2019
Fairfield, California
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To attend a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Certified Police Academy and undergo field training within the Police Department. After successful completion of academy, under general supervision, perform responsible police work, crime prevention, and community service functions. This position requires a thorough background investigation, polygraph test, psychological assessment, and a medical exam prior to appointment.

Salary posted includes incentive pay. This recruitment is open and continuous and may close, without notice, at any time once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Why the City of Fairfield is a great place to work!

Work may require nights, weekends, and holidays. Training may include physical training; emergency vehicle operations; firearm training. Work may include substantial periods of time exposed to various weather conditions (including extreme heat and rain), irritants and allergens.

Applicants must be 21 years old at the time of appointment or older, and be in excellent health (as determined by a pre-employment physical examination). Ability to lift, carry, drag, pull, push persons or objects weighing at least 160 pounds and the ability to run for extended periods are time are required. Also requires walking and prolonged sitting; discharging firearms and using impact weapons. 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).

Minimum Qualifications

None required. However, some experience in law enforcement work is preferred.

An Associate's degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, psychology, business administration, public administration or related field or 60 semester units from an accredited college or university is required at time of appointment to Police Officer. Appointment to Police Officer occurs after graduation from a POST certified police academy.

  • College credits earned while attending the police academy may be applied toward the 60 semester units requirement.
  • Candidates may be credited with 36 semester credits for a minimum of 4 years of active duty in the U.S. Armed Services (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard).


  • Possession of a Valid Class C California State Driver's License is required.
  • Must be lawfully able to possess a firearm.
  • Must be free of felony or serious misdemeanor convictions.
  • Proof of a T-Score of 50 or greater on the POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) and proof of passing any CA P.O.S.T. certified police academy physical agility test (PAT) must be attached to your application. The PELLETB and PAT must be dated within 12 months of application submittal.
Examples of Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

Attend a basic POST certified academy designed to provide an overview of the criminal justice system including laws and training in police procedures, law enforcement techniques, first aid and physical fitness.

Undergo training to develop an awareness of functions and responsibilities of Police Officers and how they relate to field operations.

Learn laws of arrest and pertinent local and state laws and ordinances.

Perform other duties as assigned.

To view the complete job description, please visit our job classification page at

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the best-qualified applicants
will be invited for further examination. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon
the number of applications received, the examination may consist of an application screening,
written and/or practical exam, oral interview, or any combination. This position requires a thorough background investigation, polygraph test, psychological assessment, and a medical exam prior toappointment.


The City of Fairfield offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes City contribution toward the Public Employees' Retirement System and deferred savings; medical, dental and vision; life insurance; paid holidays, vacation and sick leave.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This position is represented by Fairfield Police Officers' Association (FPOA). Current FPOA members are under contract for a 3% @ 50 PERS retirement formula and are considered "classic" members. Due to the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 / Assembly Bill 340, effective January 1, 2013, the retirement formula for all new PERS safety members is 2.7% @ 57. NewPERSsafety membersare required to pay 50% of the normal costof the retirement plan as defined byCalPERSwhich iscurrently 10.5%.

For Police Officer Trainees who are sponsored through a police academy, while attending the academy, they are not sworn police officers and therefore not enrolled in the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) Safety Group for purposes of retirement benefits.

For a more detailed overview of our benefit package, please click on the following link
POA Benefit Summary Sheet

Do you have a valid Class C California Driver's License?

  • Yes
  • No
Will you be at least 21 years of age by academy graduation?

  • Yes
  • No
Do you have a T-Score of at least 50 on the POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) dated within 12 months? If so, a copy of your T-Score must be attached to your application.

  • Yes
  • No
Have you taken and passed the Physical Agility Test (PAT) from any CA P.O.S.T. certified police academy within the last 12 months? If so, proof of passing the PAT with any CA P.O.S.T. must be attached to your application.

  • Yes
  • No
Do you meet the minimum educational requirements for this position?

  • I have 60 semester units from an accredited college or university.
  • I have an Associate's degree or higher.
  • I have a combination of qualifying (U.S. Armed Services) experience and college units.
  • I do not meet the minimum educational requirements.

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