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Certified Police Officers

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  • The Manchester Police Department is ALWAYS looking for outstanding  Certified Police Officers
  • Competitive Pay is based on years of experience. We also offer paid holidays and hazardous pay. 

Step 1: Selection Process

  1. Contact Selection Officer Adam Beland at 603-792-5454 for further information.

Step 2: Application Process

  1. Fill our the online application
  2. Include a copy of your birth certificate, high school diploma (or GED)
  3. Include your driver’s license or state ID. (If applicable, also include a DD214 – certificate of discharge from military active duty)

NOTE: you will be required to take a physical agility test, take part in an oral board, background check, and polygraph. Once hired certified officers will be a part of our 5 week in-house academy and then 8 weeks of field training before becoming a solo officer.

The Manchester Police Department is a nationally accredited agency with the Commission on Accreditation for law Enforcement (CALEA)

Recruitment and Selection Process


State Retirement System

Eligible uniformed Police and Fire employees are enrolled in the State of New Hampshire Retirement System (NHRS). The NHRS is a public employee pension plan qualified as a tax exempt organization under Section 401(a) and 501((a) of the Internal Revenue Code. It provides retirement, disability, and death protection to its members and their beneficiaries. Contributions vary on an annual basis. The current rate is 11.55% of annual gross income. Retirement benefits are specifically determined by a formula, which considers two variables: a member's salary credit and a member's service credit.

Special Requirements

Automatic Disqualifiers for Employment