Bedford - Police Officer

Job Overview

Department Bedford Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
Salary$56,056. to $74,560.33
Deadline Dec 31, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Bedford, NH
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Job Announcement

Bedford Police Department, NH Police Jobs




*$10,000 Sign On Bonus for Certified Officers*
*$5,000 Sign On Bonus for Non-Certified Officers*


Answer the Call - Bedford Police Department Recruitment (

SALARY: up to $35.32 per hour

The Bedford Police Department is looking to develop an eligibility list to fill immediate openings for the position of patrol officer within the department. The Bedford Police Department delivers quality Community Based Policing in active partnership with the citizens we serve. We are seeking career and community oriented individuals who desire to be part of a professional and progressive department.


Applicants must be able to meet the minimum qualifications for certification as set forth by the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council. Applicants who are NH Certified Police Officers, Out of State Certified, have a 4 Year Degree, have Military Experience, or who have taken the Great Bay Community College and/or New Hampshire Technical Institute Police Exam(s) or any combination of these will be considered. Applicants must make note of having taken such test or tests on their respective application. Applicants must be knowledgeable in the techniques and practices of law enforcement and have knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations, related to the regular practice of law enforcement. Must be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing, understand and follow administrative direction, and work effectively with superiors, other Town employees and the general public.

(This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents may be required to follow any other instructions, and to perform any other related duties, as may be required.)

PAY RANGE NOTE:  After 3 years of service and successful completion of an established testing process, Patrol Officers are eligible for Master Patrol Officer (MPO) classification at highest rate in range (currently $35.32).


* Create and maintain a feeling of security in the community.
* Facilitate safe movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
* Promote and preserve the peace at public gatherings, neighborhood disputes and family quarrels.
* Provide any required services on an emergency basis.
* Accurately record information concerning activity and events handled during the tour of duty, including the securing, recording, and proper transporting of all evidence and property coming into the Department.
* Maintain weapons and equipment in a functional, presentable condition at all times.
* Respond promptly to all calls and assignments.
* Serve or deliver warrants, summonses, subpoenas and other official papers promptly and accurately when so directed.

Equal Opportunity Employer. 

The positions will remain open until a satisfactory list is compiled or the positions are filled. 

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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.

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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