Police Officer

Hanover, NH
Town of Hanover, NH

Salary: $22.66 – $34.32 Hourly.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for the enforcement of local, state and federal laws and the protection of life and property.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols an assigned zone on foot and by vehicle to detect and deter criminal activity and traffic violations.
  • Responds to calls relayed by communications officers, including domestic disputes, assaults, burglaries, traffic accidents, lost or missing persons searches, public service duties, stranded motorists, and others.
  • Conducts preliminary investigations into traffic accidents and other incidents, including interviewing victims, complainants and witnesses, gathering information and evidence, and securing crime scenes.
  • Apprehends, arrests, and processes offenders, including fugitives; subpoenas witnesses.
  • Provides assistance and backup support to other officers and emergency service providers as necessary.
  • Assists motorists.
  • Provides first aid and CPR to victims as necessary.
  • Provides traffic direction as needed for events such as parades, funerals, events, and school crossings.
  • Performs investigative duties on a rotating basis as assigned.
  • Testifies in judicial proceedings as necessary.
  • Completes all required reports and forms, including accident and incident reports.
  • Inspects and maintains assigned patrol car, uniform, and equipment.
  • Assists with training of department personnel as assigned; may serve as Field Training Officer as assigned.
  • Prepares criminal and search warrants, complaints, and affidavits; serves criminal and court-related paperwork.
  • Investigates animal complaints.
  • Checks vacant residences and businesses.
  • Attends ongoing training classes as required.
  • May perform the work of the Police Sergeant in his or her absence as assigned.
  • Performs related duties.


  • Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the Police Standards and Training Council for the State of New Hampshire.
  • Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.
  • No experience requirements. Comprehensive background check required.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license valid in the State of New Hampshire for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.