Police Officer Requirements - New Hampshire

New Hampshire


New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council 

High school diploma or G.E.D

Be hired by a state, local or county law enforcement agency in New Hampshire to attend the New Hampshire Police Academy

Successfully complete the training course within 6 months of your date of hire and be certified by the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council

Other requirements: No serious criminal or motor vehicle record, good credit history, pass a background investigation, fingerprint check, a psychological evaluation, a medical exam by a licensed health professional, and a physical fitness test. Valid driver’s license


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Effective July 1, 1980, an individual shall meet the following minimum requirements to be employed as a part time police officer.

A. Applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

B. The hiring authority must have a fingerprint check made of the applicant with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

C. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States.

D. The hiring authority must conduct a background investigation.



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