Police Officer

Hampton, NH
Hampton Police Department

Salary: $28.37 – $33.87.

Position Summary:

A Police Officer performs routine and specialized law enforcement duties, as well as, other duties related to public safety. He/She shall be responsible for the effectiveness and efficient performance of those required duties in conformance with the rules and procedures of this department, as well as, federal, state and local laws. He/She shall exercise the authority to perform those duties in accordance with the obligations set forth by the oath of office and by state law. He/She shall be expected to promote and preserve the peace; create and maintain a feeling of security in the community; work to reduce the opportunities for the commission of crime through prevention, detection, and investigation of criminal activity; enforce violations of the criminal and motor vehicle statues; give aid to those individuals who seek their assistance; are in need of help due to injury or who are in danger of physical harm; and perform any other duties necessary to the safety of the community and the mission of this agency.

Essential Functions:

  • Be accountable to superior officers and promptly obey lawful orders.
  • Respond punctually to all assignments.
  • Coordinate efforts with other members of the department, promoting teamwork to ensure continuity of purpose and maximum achievement of police objectives.
  • Communicate to superiors and fellow officers any and all information obtained which is pertinent to the achievement of police objectives.
  • Review past activity to gain knowledge of incidents that may have taken place since his last tour of duty.
  • Record activity during his tour of duty in accordance with the reporting procedures of this department.
  • Complete detailed reports on all crimes, vehicle accidents and other incidents requiring a report in accordance with department procedures. In cases where an arrest is made, an arrest report is submitted along with the other required reports.
  • Maintain assigned weapons and equipment in a functional, presentable condition. Report damage or loss of equipment assigned to him immediately through the proper chain of command.
  • Provide courteous assistance to the general public or suggest other methods of getting the information and assistance if it is outside the jurisdiction of the police department.
  • Be accountable for the seizing and proper handling of all evidence and property coming into his custody in accordance with department rules and procedures.
  • Serve or execute warrants, summons, subpoenas, and other official papers promptly and accurately when so directed by a superior officer.
  • Cooperate with the court prosecutor and testify in court when necessary.
  • Arraign defendants and prosecute cases in District Court as may be required.


  1. High school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Must be at least 18 years of age.
  3. Must be a United States Citizen.
  4. Possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.
  5. Sufficient physical ability to meet the department requirements.
  6. Completion of college courses, military duty or relevant work experience are desirable, but not required.
  7. Ability to receive certification by the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council within six months of appointment.
  8. All police officers must attend the police academy or have received certification by the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council within six months from their date of hire. This requirement may be temporarily waived for a valid reason.
  9. All police officers shall attend and receive other job-related training as required by the department.