Nashua - Police Officer (Entry-Level Test)

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Department Nashua Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer (Entry-Level Test)
Salary$59,958 to $82,683
Deadline Aug 7, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Location Nashua, NH
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Nashua Police Department, NH Police Jobs

Nashua, NH Police Department
Now Hiring 

Police Officers



SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2024 AT 8:00 AM

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2024 AT 8:00 AM


The Nashua Police Department is seeking applicants for the position of Police Officer. Applicants who are not yet certified will need to take the next entry-level police test, which consists of a written test and a physical fitness test.

The Nashua Police Department is a nationally accredited agency through CALEA with many opportunities for career growth.

*All applicants are subject to search of their person and/or property prior to entry to test location*

Do you qualify for a career with the Nashua Police Department?

Minimum Qualifications

All candidates must be United States citizens.
Applicants must NOT have a felony conviction.
Applicants must NOT have a conviction for driving while intoxicated within the last 10 years.

Residency: Continental United States (and valid drivers license required)
Age: Must be at least 21 years old to apply
Height: Proportionate to weight
Weight: Proportionate to height
Education: High School graduate or equivalent
Health & Hearing: Excellent
Eyes: Visual acuity distant - correctable to 20/30, Visual acuity near-correctable to 20/40;
(Normal color and depth perception necessary)
Testing: Written Exam and Physical Agility Tests
Oral Interviews
Background Investigation
Polygraph Examination
Psychological Evaluation
Medical Examination
Duties: Police Officer duties include general or special duty police work in the maintenance of law and order, in the protection of life and property, and in the prevention and suppression of crime.


Nashua Police Department Policy on Tattoos

Employees are prohibited from displaying tattoos, scarifications, or brands that are visible below the wrist or above the collar line

Any police officer applicant seeking employment with the Nashua Police Department, sworn or civilian, who has visible tattoo(s) on the arms or legs shall be allowed to compete in the initial testing process including the oral interview.  If the applicant successfully completes these portions of the hiring process, the applicant’s tattoo(s) shall be examined by the background investigator to determine if the tattoo(s) are inappropriate and/or offensive.  If the tattoo(s) are determined to be inappropriate and/or offensive, the applicant will be disqualified from the hiring process.  All visible tattoo(s) will be required to be covered at all times while functioning in a law enforcement capacity or while conducting official business for the Nashua Police Department. 





  • First Year Officer: $59,958.00
  • Second Year Officer:$73,543.00
  • Patrolman: $82,683.00

    Certified Payscale:

  • Certified First Year Officers:$62,663.00
  • Certified II:$82,683.00
    (2 years Full-Time Certification required)


Health Insurance:

  • Individual and family plans available


Equipment & Uniforms:

  • Complete issue upon employment
  • Annual clothing allowance



  • Mandatory upon employment - N.P.D & New Hampshire Police Academy
  • Continuous in-service training
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Educational incentive - annual bonus for Bachelors and Masters degrees


Probationary Period: 1 Year

Outside Details: Regularly available


  • 10 Days annually after 1 year of service
  • 15 Days annually after 4 years of service
  • 20 Days annually after 9 years of service
  • 25 Days annually after 16 years of service


Personal Days:

  • 6 Personal days after 1 year of service



  • 12 Paid days per year



  • New Hampshire Retirement System - 25 Years service
  • Minimum Retirement Age – 50



Contact Us


Nashua Police Department
Professional Standards Bureau
Attn: Officer Justin Pearse
Phone: (603) 589-3886
Attn: Officer David Carrigan
Phone: (603) 589-3887
28 Officer James Roche Drive
Nashua NH, 03062
Fax:(603) 589-3803
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The Nashua Police Department seeks to provide an equal employment opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, or disability and to ensure this practice of nondiscrimination is applied to every aspect of its business activities.

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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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