Derry - Entry Level Police Officer

Job Overview

Department Derry Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$55,244 - $68,036 (based on 40-hour work week)
Deadline Jun 4, 2023 11:59 PM Eastern
Contactdpdadminservices@derrynh.org
Location Derry, NH
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Job Announcement

Derry Police Department, NH Public Safety Jobs


The Derry Police Department is now accepting applications for New AND Certified Police Officers. Our hiring process begins with an open testing opportunity consisting of a physical agility test and a written examination. Testing is conducted on an on-going basis. Dates, times, and locations of testing will be determined by when applications are received.

There are currently two available testing dates:

Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 5:00 am

Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 9:00 am

More information will be provided upon receipt of application. 

Current Full-Time NH Certified Police Officers are encouraged to apply and are exempt from the written exam.


TESTING PROCESS:

The complete testing process consists of a physical agility test, written examination, oral board interview, one-on-one background interview, polygraph examination, background investigation, psychological examination, medical examination with drug test, and an interview with the Chief of Police.

SCORING:

A candidate must successfully pass all phases of testing to receive appointment consideration. All phases will be on a PASS/FAIL basis; the minimum passing score for the written exam is 70%.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPOINTMENT:

  • Minimum age: 21 years of age at time of hire.
  • Education: High school graduate or New Hampshire approved high school equivalent certificate.
  • Citizenship: Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.
  • Eyesight must be corrected to 20/20. Normal color vision and depth perception are also required.
  • Normal hearing in both ears. (Corrected or Uncorrected)
  • No person shall be hired who has any prohibited tattoo(s). A prohibited tattoo is any tattoo above the collarbone, on the face, or on the hand(s). (Exceptions: wedding band tattoos may be permitted and tattoos above the collarbone that can be covered with a uniform shirt may be permitted). 

 

EXPERIENCE:

No experience is required, and you’ll receive full pay while you participate in our extensive training program.

SCHEDULE:

Shift work, 4 days on / 2 days off

BENEFITS:

  • Annual accrual of 5 weeks paid vacation/sick time IN YOUR FIRST YEAR!
  • 10 paid Holidays (additional $2500 annually!)
  • Low Cost Anthem Health Plans and Delta Dental Insurance. If you already have qualifying insurance, WE WILL PAY YOU $2,500.00 ANNUALLY to waive coverage!
  • NO COST Disability Insurance provides coverage for up to 26 weeks per incident
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan through NH Retirement System
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Shift Differential
  • Longevity Pay
  • and more! 

 

SPECIALTY UNITS WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT INCLUDE:

  • Accident Reconstruction Team
  • Bike Patrol (Mountain and Electric)
  • Community Relations
  • Criminal/Juvenile/Narcotics Detective Team
  • School Resource Officers
  • Southern NH Special Operations Unit (Regional SWAT Team)
  • and more! 

 

PROCEDURES:

Complete the Derry Police Department Application for Employment on-line through PoliceApp.com and upload copy of the Derry Police Department Waiver of Liability (Downloadable form under the apply now button)

CONTACT:

Inquiries about the hiring process should be directed to Lieutenant Shawn O'Donaghue at (603) 845-5665 between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

 

The Derry Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please direct questions regarding this position to dpdadminservices@derrynh.org


Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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