Police Officer

Concord, NH
Concord Police Department

Employees in this position are assigned to a variety of duties in the City Police Department. Each duty is related to protecting life and property and securing the well-being of the citizens of the City of Concord. The position is responsible for the enforcement of ordinances, state and federal statutes, and other regulations for which the Police Department is responsible. Police Officers are routinely assigned to perform duties in patrol, investigations, drug enforcement, or youth services. The department practices a community-based policing operation. All officers are expected to be able to perform a wide range of duties. An incumbent in this position may be designated “Master Police Officer.”

Salary: $25.97 – $34.43 Hourly
$1,038.80 – $1,377.20 Weekly
$54,017.60 – $71,614.40 Annually


Establishes effective professional working relationships with supervisors, peers, other local law enforcement agencies, federal law enforcement agencies, court personnel, medical practitioners, school officials, counselors and Division for Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) personnel.

Obtains information and descriptions of persons or property involved in a crime from victims, witnesses, or other individuals with knowledge of incident; identifies wanted people or stolen articles/weapons using NCIC information or information provided during roll call.

Works with prosecuting attorneys from federal, state, and local level to prosecute and convict suspected offenders; advises on plea bargains; testifies in court cases, trials, and hearings.

Obtains arrest warrants through sworn affidavit; plans methods for achieving arrests in the safest manner possible.

Maintains and cleans assigned clothing, vehicle, equipment, and supplies.

Maintains availability for court appearances and testimony, assists City Prosecutor, County Attorney, and Attorney General's Office in preparing presentation of testimony and/or evidence; responds to subpoenas by attending court; provides court testimonies as required.

Assists on special assignments, such as search and rescue, natural disasters, crowd control, and public vehicle accidents, as directed by supervisor.

Patrols city routes, as well as residential areas to provide a visible deterrent in uniform and in marked cars and to enforce traffic laws and protect life and property; identifies traffic hazards; monitors industrial and residential areas for signs of any criminal activity; patrols for suspicious persons or vehicles.

Maintains field notes and other information in order to prepare departmental reports; collects and documents all evidence available to assist in further investigation and criminal prosecutions.

Prepares departmental reports on all reported or discovered incidents in a detailed, organized, and factual manner.

Checks building doors, windows, gates, and fences to ensure building is secured; reports any buildings, vehicles, or equipment that are not secured; ensures the safety and well-being of all employees on duty; learns employees working patterns and alerts them to possible suspects and crime prevention.


Education and Experience:

A high school diploma plus one or more of the following: Knowledge acquired through a minimum of 60 credit hours in an associate or baccalaureate educational program; two years of full time experience as a certified police officer at the time of appointment; four years of active military service with an honorable discharge. (Bachelor's degree is desirable)

Must be able to work shift as assigned.

Licenses and Certifications: (Dependent on area of assignment)

Valid New Hampshire Driver's License.

Certification as a Peace Officer by the State of New Hampshire.

D.A.R.E. Instructor Certification.

G.R.E.A.T. Instructor Certification.

Security Surveys Certification.