Full-Time Police Officer

Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth Police Department

The starting salary of an entry level police officer with the Portsmouth Police Department is $49,246.97 and ranges to $70,635.41 for Master Patrol IV.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs patrolling duties by cruiser, motorcycle, bicycle or by foot in an assigned area
  • Answers calls for service
  • Investigates traffic accidents and criminal offenses
  • Makes arrests, issues citations and warnings
  • Interacts with the community
  • Identifies problem areas within the community and implements solutions
  • Processes and transports prisoners
  • Gathers information and writes investigative and other reports

Education / Experience:

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Applicant must be 21 years of age prior to receiving a conditional offer of employment
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent is required
  • Military experience or post-secondary schooling is strongly recommended
  • Must have no criminal record
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • 30-mile residency is required