Laconia - Entry Level Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Laconia Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$48,838.40 to $71,115.20
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Laconia, NH

Job Announcement

Laconia Police Department, NH Police Jobs



Now Accepting Application's for




The City of Laconia Police Department is currently seeking entry –level police officers.

Our agency will be hosting a one day recruitment process that will include:

Written Exam

PT Test

Oral Board

Applicants who successfully complete the Oral Board will be scheduled for an executive interview with the Chief of Police. This date will be later in the month of October.


Special Attention:

Tattoo Policy:  The Laconia Police Department does not allow tattoos that would be visible in our short sleeve summer uniform.

Drug Policy:  We will not accept candidates who have used Marijuana within 12 months prior to the application date. All other drugs require 36 months between the time of use and the application. 

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 years 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


October 10, 2020 at 0800 Hours (Location TBA). Applicants will take a written exam followed by the PT test, and Oral Board. Applicants must successfully pass each phase of the process to advance to the next phase. An overall score of 70% must be achieved to advance to the PT test. A location to shower will be provided before the Oral Board.

          • Written Exam  October 10, 2020 at 0800 (Location TBD)
  • Physical Fitness Examination  October 10, 2020 after successful completion of the written Test
  • Police Oral Board  October 10, 2020 after successful completion of the PT Test
  • 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 - $47,985.60 - $69,867.20
  • Pay commensurate with experience (Certified Police Officer )



Population: 17,000 Full time residents (Substantial influx of visitors during all four seasons.)
Vacancies: multiple 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.

The Laconia Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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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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