Durham - Police Officer

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Department Durham Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
Location Durham, NH

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Durham Police Department, NH Police Jobs



Looking to hire for 2 positions (Entry Level and Certified!)

The Durham Police Department is a full-service, CALEA accredited law enforcement organization comprised of 21 full-time police officers; 1 part-time police officer; 3 full-time civilian and 2 part-time civilian employees who are highly competent, dedicated and committed to their community.  We strive to create an environment that fosters the development of partnerships within our community.    

Durham is located in the beautiful seacoast region of New Hampshire and is home to the University of New Hampshire and nearly 15,000 students.  From a policing aspect, the presence of a dynamic and changing student body presents both challenges and opportunities for the creation of new and innovative partnerships.  We strive to create an atmosphere that is based upon the expectations of quality police services.  That means personal relationships and an inherent trust in the organization to do the right things at the right time.


Minimum Qualifications: 

• Must be 21 at time of appointment.
• Candidates must have a High School degree or G.E.D., but a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is preferred.
• Must be able to complete the NH Police Standards & Training Full-Time academy (if non-certified).
• Must possess excellent verbal & written communication skills.
• Must pass the Written Exam (Certified officers are not required to take the written exam)
• Must pass the Physical Fitness Testing 
• Must pass the Oral Board (If selected to participate in the oral board process, you will be notified of your scheduled time after the PT Test).
• Participate in and pass a Background Investigation.
• Pass a Medical Examination. Also, successful candidates will be required to pass the medical examination once every three years for the duration of their career in New Hampshire law enforcement.
• Candidate must pass a Psychological Exam.
• Pass the Polygraph Exam (Questions will be based on your application, resume, responses to the completed Background Investigation, as well as medical and physical considerations), and
• Must pass the Chief’s Interview.

  • Patrol Officers work a 4 day on 3 day off schedule. Special assignments include: Problem Oriented Police (POP), Detective Division, Special Response Team (SRT), Evidence Collection Team, Mountain Bike Patrol and School Resource Officer (SRO).

    Starting salary is between $56,578.00 and $69,969.00, depending on experience. Most of our police officers make over $100,000.00 a year with benefits and overtime/details. Our last community survey rated us with a 96% approval rating, which is way above the national average. Durham Police Department does not have a residence requirement.   

    Applicants must be 21 years old by the anticipated date of appointment and must be a high school graduate or hold a GED.

    Females and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

    Our job openings will remain open until the positions are filled. 

    The Durham Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please direct questions regarding this position to jdalton@ci.durham.nh.us

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