Franklin - Entry Level Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Franklin Police Department
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Franklin, NH

Job Announcement

Franklin Police Department, NH Police Jobs



The city of Franklin accepts applications for the position(s) of full time entry and full time certified at all times.  These applications are kept on file for one year.  When a hiring process is scheduled, i.e. physical fitness testing, oral boards, written test etc.  we notify all applicants who have a current application on file with us.  We seek and hire the best candidate(s) for the position.

The City of Franklin offers law enforcement patrol officers an exciting, dynamic, and challenging career opportunity.  Members of the patrol division strive to preserve the peace and protect life and property within the City through proactive and directed patrol initiatives.  Members serve as the City’s first line of defense against criminal enterprise and law violators.  As the most visible and most accessible members of the Department, Patrol Officers have ample opportunity to interact with the public and promote public safety.

Patrol officers are responsible for a myriad of enforcement and investigative duties including, but not limited to: crimes against persons and property, traffic control and motor vehicle enforcement, motor vehicle accident investigations, and civil disturbances.

Patrol officers work under the general supervision of a departmental supervisor, who makes general assignments as to the area to be patrolled, specific cases to be investigated, etc.  Duties are performed independently requiring Officers to exercise sound judgment in meeting emergencies and determining lawful and appropriate courses of action.

Patrol Officers have the opportunity to receive specialized training in the areas of: Bicycle Patrol, Accident Reconstruction, Drug Recognition, Firearms, Taser, Defensive Tactics, and many other areas of interest.


  1. Complete the Franklin Police Department Application for Employment on-line through by clicking the “Apply Now”  Button
  2. Upload a copy of your resume & cover letter
  3. Non-refundable fee of $25.00 payable via debit or credit card through Police

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Must be a US citizen;
  • Applicant must be 21 years of age;
  • H.S. Diploma/GED equivalent required;
  • Post-secondary schooling strongly recommended;
  • Must possess valid driver's license.

Non-Certified Police Officer Applicants:

All non-certified police applicants must pass a written test, physical agility test, oral board, psychological exam, polygraph exam, and medical physical to include a drug screen, as well as an extensive background investigation.   

Certified Police Officer Applicants:

The Franklin Police Department utilizes a modified application process for full-time Police Officers certified in NH or any other state.  Applicants must pass a physical agility test, oral board or administrative interview, psychological exam, polygraph exam, medical physical, to include a drug screen, as well as an extensive background investigation.  This process may be further modified at the discretion of the Chief of Police.


  1. Suffers from a mental disorder, as defined in Pol 101.27, for which he/she has not undergone effective rehabilitation, which would affect his/her ability to perform law enforcement or corrections duties;
  2. Has ever been convicted of a felony by a civilian court or by a military court, whether or not the charge had been annulled now whether a suspended sentence was completed, and for which he or she has never received a pardon;
  3. Has been convicted of a misdemeanor by a civilian or military court and for which he/she has not received a pardon, which offense or the underlying circumstances surrounding the commission thereof was such that it would cause a reasonable person to doubt the applicant's character, honesty or ability;
  4. Has been convicted in a civilian or military court of multiple misdemeanors or violations for which he/she has not received a pardon, and which would indicate to a reasonable person a pattern of disregard for the law;
  5. Has been convicted in a military or civilian court in the ten years immediately before application for hire as a police or corrections officer of a misdemeanor for which he/she has not received a pardon, and which resulted in a serious bodily injury to another person;
  6. Has ever been dishonorably discharged from the military service;
  7. Has been discharged from the military service under other than honorable conditions, where the circumstances, in the opinion of a reasonable person, would cast doubt on his/her fitness to be a police or corrections officer;
  8. Has ever illegally manufactured, transported for sale, or sold a controlled substance as sale is defined in RSA 318-B:1, unless, upon review of the council at the request of a hiring authority, the council finds that: a. The conduct occurred at an age when the applicant would have been considered a juvenile under the laws of the state where the conduct occurred; b. That the behavior pattern under the totality of the circumstances did not demonstrate a lack of good moral character as defined in Pol 101.38; and c. Where a sale did occur, it was not for profit, meaning the conduct did not result in an excess of return over expenditure in a transaction or series of transactions.
  9. Within 36 months before the application for hire, has illegally used a controlled substance other than marijuana, unless the applicant was under the age of 21 at 17 2003//updated 09/07 the time of using the controlled substance, in which case 24 months shall apply;
  10. Within 12 months before the application for hire, has used marijuana;
  11. While employed in a law enforcement capacity has ever illegally used a controlled substance.
  12. Has knowingly made a material false statement in the application process;
  13. Has been discharged or allowed to resign in lieu of discharge for reasons of moral character as defined in Pol 101.28 or moral turpitude as defined in Pol 101.29, from employment as a police or corrections officer for acts or omissions of conduct which would cause a reasonable person to have doubts about the individual's honesty, fairness, and respect for the rights of others and for the laws of this State or Nation.
  14. Has a history of illegal drug use which, in the opinion of a reasonable person, would cast doubt on his/her fitness to be a police or corrections officer;
  15. Uses any legal drugs or alcohol to excess. (16) whose general character and reputation in the community are such that a reasonable person would doubt that the applicant would conduct him/herself with honesty and integrity and uphold the rule of law.



  • $46,675 to $61,256

Work Schedule

  • 5 days on, 2 days off
  • 8 hour work days
  • 40 hour work week


  • Overtime Rate - 1.5 times hourly rate
  • Outside (Private) Detail Rate - $47.00 per hour (3 hr. min.)
  • Callback pay - 1.5 times hourly rate (2 hour min.)
  • Compensatory time - 40 hours (Union), 20 hours (Non-Union)
  • Longevity benefit - $500.00 (10th & 20th Anniversary)
  • Court Time - 4hr. minimum

Education Incentive

  • Associates Degree: $250.00
  • Bachelor’s Degree: $500.00
  • Master’s Degree: $750.00

Earned Time


  • 0 - 5 years of service = 80 hours
    5 - 15 years of service = 120 hours
    15 or more = 160 hours

Sick time

  • 96 hours per year (480 hours maximum)


  • 11 paid holiday per calendar year


  • New Hampshire Retirement System (Group II)


  • Health and dental insurance coverage at the City’s expense

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Applicants are responsible for checking their email and logging into their PoliceApp, PublicSafetyApp, FireFighterApp or EmployementApp account to monitor for emails, scheduling and process updates.

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