State Police Trooper I

Concord, NH
New Hampshire State Police

Enforces criminal, motor vehicle, and all other appropriate laws pursuant to RSA 106:B governing the Division of State Police to ensure public protection and safety, maintain law and order, detect and prevent crimes, apprehend suspects, and prosecute violators.

Close Date: 03/02/2020

State Police Trooper I: $51,750.40 – $60,985.60


  • Arrests suspects, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints; subdues resisting suspects using maneuvers, approved weapons, and hands and feet in self-defense.
  • Writes investigative and other reports, including sketches, using appropriate grammar, symbols, and mathematical computations.
  • Assesses situations to determine when there is reasonable suspicion to detain, when probable cause exists to search and arrest, and when and to what degree force may be used.
  • Operates a law enforcement vehicle during both the day and night in emergency situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits, in congested traffic and in unsafe road conditions caused by factors such as fog, smoke, rain, ice and snow.
  • Gathers information in criminal investigations by interviewing and obtaining the statements of victims, witnesses, suspects and confidential informers.
  • Performs traffic enforcement and law enforcement patrol functions within an assigned troop area and according to established laws and procedures in order to reduce loss of property and life and ensure safe and orderly flow of traffic.
  • Intervenes in disputes to restore peace and ensure safety of the public and parties involved, including confronting hostile persons, mediating disputes, and advising of rights and processes.
  • Reads and comprehends legal documents; demonstrates communication skills to prosecute cases in court and other formal settings.


Education: Associates degree or 60 credit hours from a recognized college, university or technical institute with major study preferably in criminal justice or the equivalent

Experience: No experience required


Education: H.S. Diploma, GED, or equivalent.

Experience: Two years of experience comprised of any one of the following:

A) One year as a full time certified police officer and one year of honorable military service, either intermittently or full time, OR

B) Two years as a full time certified police officer, OR

C) Two years of honorable military service, either intermittently or full time.

License/Certification: Upon appointment, candidates must obtain a New Hampshire driver's license in compliance with New Hampshire statutes governing driver's licenses and registration.

Special Requirements:

1. Age/Citizenship: Must be at least 21 years of age and a U.S. citizen either prior to or on scheduled date of examination administration.

2. Eyesight and Hearing: Must be at least 20/40 in each eye uncorrected and corrected to 20/20 in each eye and have normal uncorrected depth and color perception; must possess normal hearing sufficient to enable performance of essential job functions.

3. Examinations: Applicants must successfully participate in a physical agility test designed to measure ability to perform essential job functions which are physically demanding tasks encountered in job performance. Applicants must also successfully participate in a written examination and structured interviews. Before appointments are made, candidates will undergo comprehensive background investigations, polygraph examinations and psychological examinations. Candidates who do not have a record free of serious offenses will be ineligible for appointment. After conditional offers of appointment have been made, prospective appointees must pass a comprehensive medical examination provided at state expense. The physician administering medical examinations will be selected by the N.H. Division of State Police. No physical conditions can exist prohibiting appointees from performing the duties and responsibilities of the State Police Trooper I position. All candidates will be subject to unannounced drug testing at any point during the selection process. Additional information on required examinations can be obtained from the N.H. Division of Personnel and N.H. Division of State Police Recruitment and Training Unit.

4. Police Officer Certification: Candidates must be able to obtain full-time police officer certification within the time frame established by the N.H. Police Standards and Training Council. Must maintain police officer certification throughout tenure of service.

5. Candidates must be willing to accept employment anywhere in the State of New Hampshire.