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A career with the Laconia Police Department means working for a nationally accredited agency, with 40 full-time officers committed to integrity, respect, service and teamwork.

Application Process


The Laconia Police Department does not issue applications for employment. It is not a requirement for a full-time certified police officer to take the Great Bay Community College Police Entrance Exam.
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Candidate Requirements


The Laconia Police Department accepts resumes from full-time certified police officers. Candidates must pass the following:
  • Extensive background investigation
  • Medical physical
  • Oral board
  • Physical agility test
  • Polygraph exam
  • Psychological exam
  • Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen, 21 years of age, and must possess a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) equivalent. A college degree is desirable.

    Salary


    The salary range is $45,988.80 to $66,976.00 with an extensive benefits package. Starting pay is negotiable based on experience level.


    Apply 



    All candidates, certified or non-certified, can apply at PoliceApp.com

    Follow this link for the Entry Level Application

    Follow this link for the Certified Level Application

    For more information contact: 

    Lieutenant Michael Finogle
    Laconia Police Department
    126 New Salem Street
    Laconia, NH 03246
    603-524-5257 x341
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    Great Bay Community College Testing


    The Laconia Police Department participates in a regional testing process through Great Bay Community College. Participation in the test will place the applicant on the eligibility list of approximately 45 southern New Hampshire, northern Massachusetts and southern Maine law enforcement agencies.

    Upcoming Testing Date: October 6, 2018

    Physical Fitness Standards


    The physical fitness tests are based on the Cooper Aerobics Institute standards.  Visit the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council's website under the FAQ's section to see what is required.

    Upcoming Testing Date: November 3, 2018
                                           (location TBD)

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    Additional Information


    If you have any questions about the hiring process, please contact Lieutenant Michael Finogle.

    Laconia Police Department is an Affirmative Action (AA) and Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).