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Community Police Academy

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The Spring 2020 Community Police Academy will take place from February 11, 2020 thru April 7, 2020.  Due to an overwhelming response, registration for the Spring 2020 Community Police Academy is now closed.  If you submitted a registration, you will hear from us regarding your enrollment status.  If you would like to be placesd on a wait-list, please email: FPDCommunityAcademy@fremont.gov

The Academy will meet once a week on Tuesday nights from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., and on one Saturday (date and time TBD) at the Police Range.


Program Overview

Fremont Police Department’s Community Police 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

Participants attend a three-hour class, one night a week for nine weeks. Participants learn about:

  • Communications 
  • Social Media
  • Crime prevention 
  • Critical incidents
  • Firearms training  
  • K-9
  • Hiring process 
  • Narcotics
  • Traffic enforcement
  • SWAT
  • Investigation
  • Crime Scene Investigation

Applicant Requirements and Procedures

Community Police Academy classes are limited to a maximum of 30 students. Interested applicants must complete the online registration form below during the enrollment period.  Applicants must live or work in the City of Fremont. The Fremont Police Department reserves the right to close enrollment at any time. Participants in the Community Police 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. 


Contact

Email inquires to: FPDCommunityAcademy@fremont.gov


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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  • Are there any physical restrictions?

  • How do I apply for the Community Academy?

  • How much does it cost to attend the Community Academy?

  • What if I miss a session?

  • Who can attend the Community Academy?


The Spring 2020 Community Police Academy is closed for registration.  If you would like to be placed on a wait-list, please email FPDCommunityAcademy@fremont.gov.
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