Laconia - Full-Time Dispatcher

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Job Overview

Department Laconia Police Department
Job TitleFull-Time Dispatcher
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Laconia, NH

Job Announcement

The Laconia Police Department manages it's own communications center that operates 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. The Assistant Operations Division Commander provides general oversight of the communications section. Communications specialists report to the Watch Supervisor on a daily basis. We offer the necessary training to become a qualified dispatcher and provide a competitive salary and benefits package.



  • Pay range: Communications Specialist - $43,929.60 - 67,620.80
  • Pay commensurate with experience


Communications Specialists are required to work various shifts that will include working days, evenings, and overnight shifts. Communications Specialists will field incoming calls for service, emergency calls, dispatch police officer's to calls for service, and provide customer service to members of the public who enter our lobby to seek assistance.



      • Must be of good moral character
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must be able to pass a comprehensive background check
  • The applicant must not have any physical, mental, and/or medical impairments which would interfere with the ability to perform the essential functions
  • Applicants shall not have a criminal record or serious motor vehicle record


  • Oral Board Interview
  • Background Investigation
  • Psychological Examination
  • Chief Interview
  • Successful candidates must serve a probationary period of one year

Deadline for application: July 1, 2023

Oral Board Date: TBD 



Population: 17,000 Full time residents (Substantial influx of visitors during all four seasons.)
Vacancies: 1 Full Time Position
Call Volume: Approximately 23, 000 calls for service per year

The City of Laconia is a major tourist destination for Boaters, Hikers, Hunters, Snowmobilers, Skiers, Motorcycle enthusiasts, Fisherman, and NASCAR Fans. Every year the City of Laconia hosts the oldest and one of the largest Motorcycle rallies in the country, drawing hundreds of thousands of Motorcycle enthusiasts to the famed Weirs Beach district, for 9 days in the month of June.

Laconia is known as the “City on the Lakes” The city has direct access to Lake Winnipesaukee, the largest lake in the state of NH, boasting over 250 islands. The lake covers 69 square miles and is a popular destination for boaters, kayakers, and fisherman. Every year the lake hosts an annual ice fishing derby. The city also contains Paugus Bay, Lake Opechee, and borders Lake Winnisquam.

The Gunstock Ski area, located in the neighboring town of Gilford is a major tourist destination. Gunstock provides year round attractions including hiking, fishing, skiing, and biking.

In the nearby town of Loudon NH, the NH Motor Speedway hosts a NASCAR race every year, as well as
numerous other events throughout the year.

The Laconia Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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