Police Officer

SALARY:           $24.87 - $34.58 per hour/Plus:    SIGN-ON BONUS between $5,000 - $10,000.

Starting salary is negotiable, with special consideration given to previously certified, full-time officers from New Hampshire, or from other states, as well as other applicable experience.


The Bedford Police Department has immediate openings for the position of patrol officer within the department.  The Bedford Police Department delivers quality community based policing in active partnership with the citizens we serve. The Bedford Police Department has 37 full time sworn officers and services a community of approximately 22,000 residents.  The town is situated just south of the City of Manchester, and also borders the towns of Merrimack, Goffstown, Amherst, and New Boston.

We are seeking career and community oriented individuals who desire to be part of a professional and progressive department.

Individuals, who are able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, understand and follow administrative direction, and work effectively with superiors, would be the ideal candidates for the current patrol officer vacancies.


✓    Facilitate safe movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

✓    Promote and preserve the peace at public gatherings, neighborhood disputes and  family quarrels.

✓    Provide any required services on an emergency basis.

✓    Accurately record information concerning activity and events handled during the  tour of duty, including the securing, recording, and proper transporting of all evidence and property coming into the  Department.

✓    Maintain weapons and equipment in a functional, presentable condition at all  times.

✓    Respond promptly to all calls and assignments.

✓    Serve or deliver warrants, summonses, subpoenas and other official papers promptly  and accurately when so directed.


Applicants  must  be  able  to  meet  the  minimum  qualifications  for  certification  as  set forth  by  the  New  Hampshire  Police Standards  and  Training  Council.  Applicants  who  are  NH  Certified  Police  Officers  or  who  have  taken  the  Great  Bay Community College and/or New Hampshire Technical Institute Police Exam(s) are preferred. Applicants must make note of having taken such test(s) on their respective application.

Applicants must be knowledgeable in the techniques and practices of law enforcement and have knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations, related to the regular practice of law enforcement.   Must be able to communicate effectively orally  and  in  writing,  understand  and  follow  administrative  direction,  and  work  effectively  with  superiors,  other  Town employees and the general public.

(This job specification should  not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive  standards of the position. Incumbents may be required to follow any other instructions, and to perform any other related  duties, as may be required.)


A Bedford Police Department specific application may be obtained in person at the Town Office or online at https://www.bedfordnh.org/230/Employment-Opportunities.

Completed applications must be submitted to jobs@bedfordnh.org (preferred method) or may be mailed or hand delivered to:

Bedford Town Offices

Human Resources Department

24 North Amherst Road

Bedford, NH 03110

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Open until filled.

For further inquiries, please contact Lt. Kevin Bowen at 603.472.5113 extension 346.

Town of Bedford
Close Date: 
Monday, April 24, 2023
$24.87 - $34.58 plus hiring bonus of $5,000 - $10,000