Canaan - Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Canaan Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
Salary$53,040 to $64,916
Registration Fee$20.00
Location Canaan, NH

Job Announcement

Canaan Police Department, NH Police JobsTOWN OF CANAAN POLICE DEPARTMENT


Looking for a chance to experience and practice all aspects of law enforcement? We have a six officer Department serving a population of 3,900 people. No compartmentalization or bureaucracy. Come to Canaan, NH. Looking to be in a community where you know everyone and still have recreational natural resources that include thousands of acres of lakes, forests and mountains? Come to Canaan, NH.  Looking for wages between $25.50 and $31.51 per hour depending on experience? Come to Canaan, NH. Looking for retirement benefits that are 50% of your wages and family health and dental care with very low deductibles for less than $3,200 a year? Come to Canaan, NH. Looking for a Police Department that is involved in its home community? Come to Canaan, NH. Looking for a nationally recognized elementary school for your children? Come to Canaan, NH. Looking for financial assistance for relocation? Come to Canaan, NH.

Canaan Police Department, NH Police Jobs

The Town of Canaan is looking for a motivated individual who is a certified officer in New Hampshire or another state
to fill a full-time police officer position. CLICK HERE FOR A FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

The successful candidate will be required to live within 15 miles of the Canaan town boundary within a reasonable time after hire. We are anxious to find someone like you as soon as possible. The Town of Canaan is an equal opportunity employer.


  • U.S. citizenship
  • High school diploma or G.E.D. certificate
  • Minimum age 21
  • Certification by New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council (NHPSTC) as a full-time Police Officer or the ability to obtain certification within a reasonable period of time as determined by the NHPSTC; OR any equivalent combination of education, experience, or service in the Armed Forces which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position set forth by the Police Chief and Department policy.
  • Officers must have a valid NH driver's license or ability to obtain same as required by NH Motor Vehicle Law.
  • Shall not at any time have been or currently be listed on an Exculpatory Evidence Schedule (EES) submitted by a Chief of Police or Sheriff in the State of New Hampshire to a County Attorney or the Attorney General of New Hampshire; or have been or currently be the subject of any Laurie or Brady material or information in any state; or on any established judicial record or list that would compromise a sworn Officer's Oath of Office or credibility in court.
  • Not be on any form of probationary status of employment or performance improvement plan related to job performance that does not meet all Department standards and expectations at the "meets" or "satisfactory" level.
  • Willingness to be on call to report for duty due to staffing needs and/or emergency situations
  • Officers must demonstrate willingness to be on call to report for duty due to staffing needs and/or police emergency situations.


Must attend and successfully complete the basic NHPSTC police certification course within one (1) year of appointment unless there is no scheduled class within that time frame; and successfully complete the Department's Field Training & Evaluation Program. If the candidate fails to successfully complete either requirement, the individual's employment with the Town will be terminated.


Must live within fifteen (15) driving miles of the Canaan town line or they will be required to stay somewhere within that radius at their own expense. Relocation assistance may be available. (October 2021)

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