Police Officer

Somersworth, NH
Somersworth Police Department

Salary: $24.41 to $31.98.

Essential Functions:

  • Deter crimes and assure community through high-visibility policing.
  • Patrol assigned areas and monitor activities to protect people/property.
  • Investigate crimes and apprehend suspected law violators.
  • Observe and respond to various situations or emergencies.
  • Follow rules, guidelines and protocols.
  • Conduct initial investigations.
  • Gather evidence and ensure successful prosecutions.
  • Produce internal reports and provide feedback on case status.
  • Deal with case paperwork and administrative procedures.
  • Foster good public relationships and liaise with community groups or individuals.
  • Coordinate operations with other emergency services.
  • Attend and provide evidence in court.


  • Bachelor or Associates’ Degree from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice or related field preferred.
  • Military experience a plus.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Excellent physical condition required with ability to perform strenuous physical activities during emergency situations.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions and effectively communicate in writing and verbally is required.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the general public is essential; strong interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy are essential.
  • Excellent moral character, good powers of observation and memory required.
  • Must possess a valid Drivers License.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain Police Officer Certification issued by the New Hampshire Police Standards Training Council and First Responder Certification in CPR and AED is required.