There are several important positions within the police department that provide a wide variety of services to police officers and the community. These positions, as well as job requirements and salary ranges, are advertised when openings are available. Visit our Job Opportunities page for current vacancies.
This is a professional level employee who works with first-time juvenile offenders. The program is designed to provide intervention and supervision to first-time offenders in order for the juvenile to avoid the formal juvenile court system and a permanent criminal record.
Public safety dispatchers work on one of three shifts. They received 9-1-1 calls from Fairfield residents and business; dispatch police, fire and EMS calls; and inquire and input records into various computers systems. This is a role that is of critical importance, requires sound judgment and the ability to function in stressful circumstances. Full and part-time employees are used.
Both Clerk I and Clerk II positions are used in the Fairfield Police Department. Clerks work in our Records Section, Property and Evidence Control Section, Investigations Section, and the police chief's office.
New employees are employed as Clerk I. The Clerk II is a promotion from within the city's current employees.
Animal control officers are used to enforce laws pertaining to animals, pickup and care for stray or injured animals, and to dispose of dead animals. Full and part-time employees are used.
Park rangers patrol parks, enforce park regulations, and provide services to the Parks and Recreation Department. Full and part-time employees are used.
Police Service Aides (PSA) are available to assist various components and employees in accomplishing a variety of routine tasks that do not require a law enforcement commission, but may require specialized training or a security clearance.
Examples include: scheduling and transporting police vehicles for maintenance, radio repair and cleaning; maintaining records concerning police vehicles; assisting the property clerk in maintaining items of evidence; and maintaining, certifying and calibrating various items of police equipment. This is a part-time position to a maximum of 30 hours per week.