Hanover - Sergeant

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Department Hanover Police Department
Job TitleSergeant
Salary$63,377 to $96,116
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Hanover, NH

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Hanover Police Department, NH Police Jobs






Current Assignment to the Investigations Division – candidates can expect periodic specialized assignment to other supervisory roles such as Patrol Sergeant and Parking Division Sergeant





Employees in this classification, working under the direction of the Operations Lieutenant, supervise the activities of the officers assigned to their area of responsibility, ensure compliance with department regulations, and are responsible for the proficiency, discipline, conduct, appearance, and attention to duty of all officers under their command.  (See full job description for complete duties).



 Salary is negotiated depending on qualifications and experience. The range is $64,688 to $96,116 with additional incentive pay for Education and Physical Fitness testing. Employees receive an additional 2% raise after 6 months of employment. Salary commensurate with experience.


The Hanover Police Department has an incentive program that provides opportunity for additional pay for physical fitness testing as well as education (2% for Associate’s Degree; 4% for Bachelor’s Degree and 6% for Master’s).




The Town of Hanover is located in Grafton County in west central New Hampshire with a population estimated at 11,870 (per the 2020 Census).  The Town of Hanover has been rated as one of the Top 10 places to live in America and Hanover High School achieved the designation as one of “America’s Best High Schools”.  The Town of Hanover encompasses 53 square miles and includes two villages; Etna and Hanover Center.  The downtown area is a thriving district with small shops and restaurants surrounded by theater, art and sporting events.


Hanover is the home of Dartmouth College and the Police Department conducts criminal investigations both on campus as well as throughout the community.  The Hanover Police Department coordinates closely with Dartmouth College Safety and Security as their security officers are not sworn officers. 



The men and women of the Hanover Police Department’s mission is to “provide professional and compassionate police service through partnerships that build trust, reduce crime, create a safe environment and enhance the quality of life in our community”.

To fulfil this mission, we will have an uncompromising insistence on quality people who believe in our core values:

“Integrity, Respect, Fairness, Excellence and Positivity.”



 Successful candidates will have a least three (3) years of continuous police service in this or another police department. Must be able to obtain full-time certification in the State of New Hampshire within six months of employment from the NH Police Standards and Training Council.  Possession of an Associate’s Degree or equivalent combination of education, training and experience sufficient to excel at all facets of the position. Writing skills sufficiently advanced to review, edit and approve subordinates’ reports and other written materials for content, clarity, completeness and accuracy.

To maintain certification in New Hampshire:

Part 1 – Medical Requirement

 New Hampshire State Law (RSA 188-F:27 III-d – III-j) requires that all police, state corrections, and probation-parole officers hired after January 1, 2001, as a condition of continued certification and employment, must furnish Police Standards and Training Council every 3 years with a certificate from a licensed physician, physician’s assistant, or registered nurse practitioner who has conducted a medical examination of the officer according to protocols adopted by the Council certifying that in the opinion of the examiner, the officer is physically capable of participating in the Council’s physical fitness test.

Part 11 – Physical Agility Requirement

As of January 1, 2001 and thereafter, NH State Law (RSA 188-F:27 III-d – III-j) requires that all police, state corrections, and probation-parole officers hired after that date, as a condition of continued certification and employment, every 3 years during their law enforcement careers must pass a physical performance test, administered by their department or by the NH Police Standards and Training Council (NH PSTC), according to protocols adopted by the Council.  (The current protocols consist of a timed 1.5 mile run, pushups, and sit-ups; however, they are subject to change by the Council from time to time).


 Candidates are required to pass a physical fitness test based on NH PSTC entry level standards. 



 Candidates will participate in an Assessment Center which is scheduled for August 19, 2022 in Hanover. Finalists must be able to successfully complete the physical fitness exam (no written test is required for certified officers), oral board interview, Chief’s interview, background investigation including polygraph, psychological and medical exams. 


Out of State certified applicants (if hired) will need to complete the law package classes as determined by NH Police Standards and Training.   




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Please direct questions regarding this position to Elizabeth.Rathburn@HanoverNH.org

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