Laconia - Entry Level Police Officer

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Job Overview

DepartmentLaconia Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$45,052.00 to $65,603.20
Registration Fee$16.00
LocationLaconia, NH

Job Announcement


Laconia, NH Police Jobs


Now Accepting Application for


The City of Laconia Police Department is currently seeking entry –level police officers. The testing process to establish employment eligibility for non-certified candidates starts with taking the Great Bay Community College Police Alliance Test. The next testing process performed by the Great Bay Community College.

Police Testing Alliance is scheduled for February 3, 2018 at 9:00am located at;

Great Bay Community College
Portsmouth Campus
320 Corporate Drive
Portsmouth, NH 03801
For more information on this process please go to the Great Bay Community College Police Testing Alliance web site by following the link:

Special Attention:

In addition to the Great Bay Test, the Laconia Police Department will be hosting its own written exam and Physical Fitness Test on February 11, 2018. Both tests will be held at the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Academy. The Academy is located at 17 Institute Drive in Concord NH 03301. The written test will start at 0900 hours. A physical fitness test will take place at 1300 hours. The cost to participate in this test will be $25.00 + PoliceApp  fee of $16.00.  All Applications for Employment and payment for the Laconia Police Department test must be received by our agency no later than noon on February 5th, 2018.  The $25.00 Laconia testing fee will be waived for applicants who have taken or plan on taking the Great Bay Community College Police Exam.  $16.00 PoliceApp fee applies. 

NH Certified Full-Time candidates are not required to take the Great Bay Community College Police Entrance Exam. The Laconia Police Department accepts resumes and employment applications from full-time certified police officers. Certified Police Officer must apply HERE

All Candidates must pass a physical agility test, oral board, psychological exam, polygraph exam and medical physical, as well as an extensive background investigation.


The duties of a police officer, also known as a law enforcement officer, focus on protecting people and property. They patrol the areas they are assigned, which sometimes include entire jurisdictions, respond to calls, enforce laws, make arrests, issue citations, and occasionally testify in court cases.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be 21 yeas of age
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Military experience and/or post-secondary education is strongly recommended
  • A valid drivers license


  • Written Exam – Applicants who participate in the Great Bay Police Testing Alliance will be considered, Additionally, the agency will host its own written examination as needed throughout the year.
  • Great Bay Test – February 3, 2018
  • Laconia Police Department Written Exam – February 11, 2018 at 0900 Hours at the NH Police Academy located at 17 Institute Drive Concord NH 03301. A PT test will follow the written examination at 1300 Hours at the NH Police Academy. Anyone who participated in the Great Bay Police Test will be required to attend the PT test portion only.
  • Physical Fitness Examination
  • Police Oral Board, Chief’s Interview
  • Background investigation
  •  Polygraph
  •  Psychological Examination
  •  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


  • Pay range: Patrolman - $45,052.00 - $65,603,00
  • Pay commensurate with experience (Certified Police Officer )


Population: 17,000 Full time residents (Substantial influx of visitors during all four seasons.)
Vacancies: 2 Full Time Positions
Call Volume: Approximately 23, 000 calls for service per year

The City of Laconia is a major tourist destination for Boaters, Hikers, Hunters, Snowmobilers, Skiers, Motorcycle enthusiasts, Fisherman, and NASCAR Fans. Every year the City of Laconia hosts the oldest and one of the largest Motorcycle rallies in the country, drawing hundreds of thousands of Motorcycle enthusiasts to the famed Weirs Beach district, for 9 days in the month of June.

Laconia is known as the “City on the Lakes” The city has direct access to Lake Winnipesaukee, the largest lake in the state of NH, boasting over 250 islands. The lake covers 69 square miles and is a popular destination for boaters, kayakers, and fisherman. Every year the lake hosts an annual ice fishing derby. The city also contains Paugus Bay, Lake Opechee, and borders Lake Winnisquam.

The Gunstock Ski area, located in the neighboring town of Gilford is a major tourist destination. Gunstock provides year round attractions including hiking, fishing, skiing, and biking.

In the nearby town of Loudon NH, the NH Motor Speedway hosts a NASCAR race every year, as well as
numerous other events throughout the year.



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