Hudson NH - Entry Level Police Officer

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Department Hudson NH Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
SalaryNon-Certified $60,660.64 + Benefits. Certified Officers please refer to certified job posting.
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Hudson, NH

Job Announcement


Hudson NH Police Department, NH Police Jobs




The Hudson, New Hampshire Police Department, A Nationally Accredited Agency, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Police Officer.   The Town offers a competitive salary and benefits package.  The position requires shift work, including nights, weekends and holidays. 



As a Hudson Police Officer, you will be responsible for the enforcement of criminal laws, motor vehicle laws, and local ordinances. Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Traffic enforcement
  • Accident investigations
  • Criminal investigations
  • Answering calls for service
  • Report writing
  • Arresting suspected criminal violators
  • Other related duties



  • Must be a United States Citizen.
  • Minimum age: 21 years old at the time of hire.
  • High school graduate or New Hampshire approved GED equivalency certificate.
  • Height/weight must be proportionate.
  • Eyesight must be corrected to 20/20. Normal color vision and depth perception are also required.
  • Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.
  • Normal hearing in both ears (corrected or uncorrected).
  • Persons applying shall be of good moral character.
  • Applicants shall not have a criminal record or serious motor vehicle record.
  • Applicants shall meet all qualifying standards as set forth by the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council
  • Applicants must not have any offensive or inappropriate tattoos, scarifications, or brands visible while he/she is wearing short sleeve police uniform shirts. The Chief of Police will have final determination of all tattoos. Hand, face and neck tattoos are prohibited with the exception of wedding ring tattoos. (please see our policy link above)



  • Written Examination Saturday, May 11th, 2024
  • Physical Agility Evaluation Saturday, May 11th, 2024 (weather permitting)
  • Oral Board Interview (TBD usually within two [2] weeks)
  • One On One Interview
  • Polygraph
  • Background Investigation
  • Psychological Examination
  • Medical Examination
  • Interview with Chief of Police
  • Employment Contract – 36 month obligation to the agency upon completion of the NH Police Academy
  •  Academy training
  • Successful completion of a one year probation period


Hudson is a growing Town, with an estimated population of 30,000 residents. Hudson is located in the state’s most populous county on the Massachusetts border. The Town of Hudson hosts numerous high tech companies and small businesses, as well as provides a pleasant home for many people who commute to jobs in the Boston area. It is located on the east bank of the Merrimack River. The Town’s southern border is the Massachusetts State line (Tyngsboro, Massachusetts). It is bordered in the north by Londonderry and Litchfield; on the east by Pelham and Windham; and on the west by the City of Nashua, New Hampshire. The primary artery leading to and from Hudson is Route 3. New Hampshire State Routes 3A, 102 and 111 also run through the town.

The Hudson Police Department strongly embraces the philosophy of Community Policing. Through the numerous Community Policing Programs and three Community Police Sub-Stations, the department pro-actively works with the members of this great community to enhance the quality of life in Hudson.

In 2003, the Hudson Police Department was recognized for its professional excellence and awarded National Accreditation, through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. In December of 2022, the Hudson Police Department participated in its ninth re-accreditation process. As a result of the process, the department was awarded with Advanced Law Enforcement Gold Accreditation status at the CALEA Conference held in Texas. Hudson is one of very few law enforcement agencies in the State that holds this prestigious status of CALEA Accreditation.

The Hudson Police Department is a progressive law enforcement agency committed to protecting and serving the citizens of Hudson, New Hampshire. There are currently 52 sworn officers on the force, making the department one of the largest in the State of New Hampshire.

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