Police Officer

The Sandown Police Department is seeking motivated, hardworking applicants of exceptional character for the position of a full-time police officer. Our new team members must be at least 21 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent, a valid driver’s license, and have excellent communication and writing skills. Must meet or be able to meet current requirements set forth by the Police Standards and Training Council for the State of NH (NHPSTC). Preference will be afforded to those candidates already certified by NHPSTC or whose out-of-state police certification would be recognized by NHPSTC. 

Applicants may be required to pass a written exam, physical agility test, oral board interviews, psychological testing, extensive background investigation, and medical examination. Current base pay ranges from $53,102 to $69,680, depending upon experience and qualifications. The base pay does not include shift differential, salary enhancements for associates, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, abundant opportunities for details, enforcement patrols, and special assignments. The current union contract calls for 10% increases per year..

Sandown Patrol Officers work a four-on-three-off schedule that rotates quarterly. They are members of Teamsters Local 633. Notable Union benefits include: 

  • 13 paid holidays.
  • Forty-eight hours of earned time.
  • Forty-eight hours of sick time.
  • Up to five weeks of vacation. 

Town of Sandown contributes 81% of family medical benefits. Employees also have access to dental insurance, insurance buy-out program, short-term and long-term disability insurance, supplemental insurance, a 457B plan and NH Retirement..

The review of applicants will be continuous, and the process will remain open until a suitable team member is found. 

*A hiring bonus of up to $20,000 will depend on prior training, education, experience, and certifications.* 

The Town of Sandown is an equal opportunity employer. 

Interested parties should submit a resume and cover letter to the following: 

Lieutenant Richard Buco

Sandown Police Department 

PO Box 309

Sandown, NH 03873

or by email: rbuco@sandownpolicenh.gov 

Town of Sandown
Close Date: 
Friday, August 9, 2024
$53,102 to $69,680; DOEQ