Civilian Positions

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.


Public safety dispatchers work on one of three shifts. They received 911 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

Animal control officers enforce laws pertaining to animals, pick up and care for stray or injured animals, and dispose of dead animals. Employees are both full and part-time.

Park Rangers

Park rangers patrol parks, enforce park regulations, and provide services to the Parks and Recreation Department. Employees are both full and part-time.

Police Service Aides

Police Service Aides (PSA) 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
  • Maintaining, certifying and calibrating various items of police equipment

This is a part-time position to a maximum of 30 hours per week.