Peterborough - Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Peterborough Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
Salary$60,653 to $90,979
Registration Fee$35.00

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Peterborough Police Department, NH Police Jobs

Police Officers

$60,653 - $90,979

5% Raise Upon Completion of PPD Field Training Program 
5% Raise Upon Completion of PPD 6 Month Probation 


The Peterborough Police Department strives to serve its community by instituting the core values of Professionalism, Expertise and Dedication. PPD is comprised of a Patrol Division, Detective Division and includes both a K9 Officer and School Recourse Officer. PPD is also an integral part of the Monadnock Regional Special Response Team.

Benefits & Incentives: 

Four day work week

Annual merit and COLA raises

Annual Physical Fitness incentive ($500.00)

Health, dental and life insurances, short and long-term disability

Yearly vacation time & sick leave

Bonus Days 

Eleven paid holidays

Regular in service training

4 hour court minimum (paid out as overtime)

Outside Details are paid out at $60.00/hr (4 hour minimum)

Education assistance available 

NH Public Safety Retirement system enrolment

All equipment issued and paid for by department

Unlimited opportunities for Overtime

  • And much more...



Opportunities for advancement

Master Patrolman Incentive

K9 Program

Field Training Program (FTO)


School Resource Officer

Special Response Team (SRT) 


The annual salary range for this position is $60,653 to $90,979. Starting pay is negotiable based on Law Enforcement experience, prior experience or relevant training and certifications. Come join and be a part of one of the best paid and supported departments in the Monadnock Region!

General Information 

Peterborough Police Department is an equal opportunity employer. PPD complies with all applicable laws, rules and regulations preventing discrimination against job applicants based on: race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender, gender identity, age, veteran status, marital status, or any other relevant factor. Candidates will be required to pass a physical fitness exam, a written competency test and background investigation.

Peterborough Police Department, NH Police Jobs


The Peterborough Police Department proudly serves the town and people of Peterborough and Sharon NH. The population of Peterborough is 6,418 (according to the 2020 census. It is located along the Contoocook River at the junction of NH Rt 101 and 202. Peterborough is home to the first tax-supported free public Library. Peterborough is also home to NH’s first state park, Miller State Park and the Moses Cheney house in town served as a stop on the Underground Railroad in the mid -19 century. Peterborough is home to SAU1 which includes Contoocook Valley Regional High School serving approximately 700 students from Peterborough and surrounding towns.

The mission of the Peterborough Police Department is to serve the community, to fairly and impartially enforce the law, to protect life, and to safeguard property.


Peterborough Police Department, NH Police Jobs


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