Chief of Police

Northfield, NH
Town of Northfield

The Town of Northfield NH seeks its next Chief of Police. Northfield is in northern Merrimack County with a close proximity to the Lakes Region of NH. Just 15 minutes north of Concord, NH.

Serving under our core values: Integrity, Respect, Service, Fairness, and Leadership, the ideal candidate is an innovative, progressive, and collaborative professional committed to community engagement, has a community policing philosophy, and supports a highly dedicated, welltrained, and well–equipped, diverse team. Northfield has an extraordinary quality of life: low traffic, low crime, and ready access to outstanding natural and cultural resources. This is an opportunity to lead a small but diverse department: Northfield Police Department (NPD) is geared toward service excellence, community support and is forward-thinking. The next Chief will grow this success.

NPD serves 5,000 residents spread out over 28 square miles, with 9 sworn officers and 1 civilian staff. The Chief is responsible for planning, directing, and leading NPD, as a member of the senior management team and reports to the Northfield Board of Selectmen.

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a preferred focus on Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or Business Management, at least 8 years law enforcement supervisory experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience). Candidates also must have or be able to obtain within 6 months of hire, certification from the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training, have an active certification as a full-time police officer, a valid class D driver’s license and the physical ability to lead in emergency events. Northfield seeks a candidate with experience in law enforcement operations, crime prevention, criminal investigations, and emergency planning; thorough knowledge of effective police service administration; superior ability to analyze ongoing department effectiveness, including budgets, lead training, communicate effectively, and establish strong working relationships within the community. This position is a “Working Chief” position, which may have to cover patrol shifts as needed.

Our process may include oral board interview(s); a background check; polygraph, medical assessment, fitness test, psychological evaluation, and a job performance assessment.

We offer a robust selection of employee benefits: excellent health plan with family coverage; retirement through the NHRS; we also offer dental, vision, life, short and long-term disability insurance options; paid time off; and professional development opportunities. We provide employees with strong leadership; stable employment; a family friendly workplace; and career development. Starting pay is $75,500 – $88,000 per year, DOE.

To respond via email, send cover letter, relevant certifications, resume, employment application, and three professional references to