Police Officer

DEPARTMENT:   Concord  Police Department
TYPICAL WORK SHIFT/SCHEDULE:   Variable schedule. 4 on, 2 off.
Academy-Non-Certified Officers - $59,300.80 Annually, ($28.51/hr)  
Lateral-Certified Officers*  - $62,275.20 - $69,971.20 Annually, ($29.94 to $33.64/hr)
Maximum Annual Salary - Currently $88,940.80*, This annual rate reflects longevity, special services and obtaining Master Police Officer status.

SPECIAL DUTY:  assignments are available to non-probationary employees with the exception of one or two specialties.
Academy or N-C Officers will be subject to MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS as stated below.
Lateral or Certified Officers*  must have completed two years of certified police experience at the time of hiring.  The written examination portion of the process is waived for certified officers.
Looking for a career that is purpose driven and positively impacts society and your community? Consider joining the Police Department in the Capital City of Concord, New Hampshire (Pop: 44,000), a classic New England city and one of the finest communities in the country. The city has been recognized nationally for its vitality and economic strength and offers an exceptional quality of life. This year it earned 6th place in ‘State Capitals to Live In’ by SmartAsset (#4 in 2021 and #4 in 2020). It has also been recognized by Money Magazine as a best place to retire. Located in the heart of the Merrimack River Valley with four rivers running through, Concord is full of beautiful scenery and is the fastest growing city in the state. It enjoys close proximity to Boston, the Lakes Region, the White Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean – all within an hour’s drive. Recreational opportunities can be found in its vast swaths of public conservation lands or at its 27 neighborhood parks, ice arena and two golf courses (one public and one private). The downtown is revitalized and vibrant and the city boasts a wide variety of cultural facilities including live performance theaters, museums, and art galleries. The City has the lowest violent crime rate among the 50 state capitals, and was recently acknowledged as having the best drinking water in the state. All of the preceding, recognize Concord’s uniqueness, yet are only a sampling of why it is one of the most livable small cities and best loved areas in the nation! The city has been consistently ranked among the nation’s top micropolitan economies, and is home to one of the finest health care networks north of Boston.
The City of Concord is currently seeking motivated, civic minded individuals who can work in a team environment to support and provide a safe community to the residents and visitors of the City.  Come and join our team of 90 sworn officers handling approximately 60,000 calls for service annually.  You will enjoy opportunity for career advancement and specialty assignments complimented by competitive wages and comprehensive benefits!; all packaged in a great location!  You and your family would have the benefit of:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life & Disability
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) – Annual and Sick
  • 13 Paid Holidays, as well as a Floating Holiday on election years
  • NHRS Pension Plan
  • 457 Investment Opportunities
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
  • Federal student loan forgiveness eligibility and student loan repayment for qualifying positions
  • Approved for GI Bill under apprenticeship and On the Job Training (OJT). 
  • Wellness Program: Wellness program with incentives for participation, reimbursement program for fitness related activities and classes.
We are proud to be a NH Veteran-Friendly Business.
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Continuous review and selection process.
All applications will be reviewed by the Concord Police Department.  After review of completed applications the department will reach out to selected candidates who have met the minimum qualifications to set up a time to participate in a written exam, oral board and physical test.
A City Application is required. Applications may be completed online at www.concordnh.gov.  For more information on applying, please call the Human Resources Department at (603) 225-8535 (voice) or TTY at 800-735-2964 or 7-1-1.  Please contact Lieutenant Matthew Casey with any questions at (603) 230-3736 or by email at  mcasey@concordpolice.com

A high school diploma plus one or more of the following:
  1. Knowledge acquired through a minimum of 60 credit hours in an associate or baccalaureate educational program.  
  2. Two years of full time experience as a certified police officer at the time of appointment.
  3. Four years of active full time military service with an honorable discharge.   National Guard service is not considered full time military service.
 A Bachelor's degree is desirable.
Tatoo Policy:  Candidates are prohibited from displaying any visible tattoos while on-duty. Tattoos below the wrist, above the shirt collar and on face or head are not permitted.  Tattoos are required to be covered while on duty with approval of the Chief of Police or his designee. Tattoos must not depict racist ideals, or have association with a hate group or any representation that would be determined conduct unbecoming of an officer. Questions about tattoos are welcomed.

Job Summary:
Employees in this position are assigned to a variety of duties in the City Police Department. Each duty is related to protecting life and property and securing the well-being of the citizens of the City of Concord. The position is responsible for the enforcement of ordinances, state and federal statutes, and other regulations for which the Police Department is responsible. Police Officers are routinely assigned to perform duties in patrol, investigations, drug enforcement, or youth services. The department practices a community-based policing operation. All officers are expected to be able to perform a wide range of duties.  An incumbent in this position may be designated "Master Police Officer."

For complete job description go to POLICE OFFICER.

City of Concord
Close Date: 
Friday, June 23, 2023
$28.51 to $42.76 Hourly depending on qualifications and longevity.