Merrimack - Certified Patrol Officer

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Job Overview

Department Merrimack Police Department
Job TitleCertified Patrol Officer
SalaryStarting $27.16/hr., Lateral up to $32.24/hr. - Incentives after trial period.
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Merrimack, NH

Job Announcement

Merrimack – Patrol Officer






The patrol officer shall be responsible for the enforcement of the applicable laws of the State of New Hampshire and ordinances of the Town of Merrimack. He/she is also responsible for efficient performance of required duties in conformance with the rules, regulations, and policies of the Merrimack Police Department.  His/her duties include responding to emergency and non-emergency calls; identifying criminal offenders/activity and where appropriate, apprehend offenders; reduce the opportunity for the commission of crimes through preventative patrol; aid individuals who are in danger of physical harm; facilitate the movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic; identify problems that are potentially serious law enforcement or governmental problems; create and maintain a feeling of security within the community; promote and preserve the peace.  Perform other related duties as required.


  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED from an accredited institution.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Applicants shall meet all standards set forth by the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council.



  • Written Exam for Out of State Certified Police Officers (Current NH certified officers exempt from written exam)
  • Physical Agility Test 
  • Oral Board Interview
  • Chief’s Interview
  • Background Investigation
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Successful applicants will serve a up to one-year probationary period



  1. Complete an application for employment on-line through
  2. Applications are currently being accepted.
  3. Upload a copy of your Resume and Cover Letter through
  4. A non-refundable application fee of $35.00, payable via debit or credit card to This fee is NOT charged by Merrimack Police Department.



  • Pay range for Patrolman:  $56,492 - $67,059, plus incentives after trial period
  • After 5 Years as Patrol Officer with the Department, pass as test to be promoted to Master Patrolman: current range is $68,161 - $71,552 plus incentives
  • Health, group life, and short-term disability insurance premiums are currently 100% employer paid.
  • Includes paid vacation/personal leave and sick leave, and participation in the New Hampshire Retirement System.
  • Any questions on salary and benefits, contact Human Resources at (603) 424-2331.

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