Internship Program

The Fairfield Police Department prides itself on offering a meaningful educational and work experience through an internship program. The internship program allows college students an opportunity to personally evaluate the profession of law enforcement. The Fairfield Police Department will make every attempt to allow students the opportunity to experience aspect of our agency including but not limited to patrol functions, traffic safety and enforcement, investigative functions, records and evidence management, communications functions, marine responsibilities (seasonal availability), animal control, administrative functions and more.

The Administrative Services Bureau is responsible for the management of the internship program including application and coordination of the student’s schedules.


  • All students considered for an internship must be at least eighteen (18) years old and in good academic standing with their college or university.
  • Students interested in an internship with the Fairfield Police must submit a letter from the their College Internship Coordinator detailing the institution’s policy on participation in an internship program and verifying the the student has been approved to receive credit for the internship opportunity and is in good academic standing.
  • Students must earn college credits for their work in the internship with their respective schools.
  • All applicants will be required to submit to and pass a background investigation.
  • Preference will be given to Fairfield residents.
The following information is required before an applicant can be considered.  If the application packet is not complete or is not received by the deadlines below, it may preclude the applicant from consideration.

  • Fairfield Police Internship Application
  • Signed Liability Waiver
  • Signed Confidentiality Agreement
  • Fairfield Police Authorization for Release of Personal Information Form which includes authorization to obtain consumer/investigative credit reports
  • An updated resume
  • A Personal Statement
  • A Verification letter from your College Internship Coordinator.
It is the responsibility of the student to advise the Fairfield Police Department of any change of information, including address, telephone number, or withdrawal from the program at any time during the semester.

The deadlines for submitting internship applications are as follows:

  • Spring Semester: Application must be received by November 15th.
  • Summer Semester: Application must be received by April 1st.
  • Fall Semester: Application must be received by August 15th.
After the applications are received, and if accepted, students will be tentatively scheduled pending a thorough background investigation. Occasionally, the backgrounds may be delayed. Students should remain in contact with their college internship coordinator and should not report to the police department until they receive confirmation from the Professional Standards Division regarding the status of their background investigations.

All inquiries should be directed to:
Training Unit
(203) 254-4888


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