Laconia - Entry Level Police Officer

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Department Laconia Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$47,985.80 to $69,867.20
Registration Fee$25.00
Location Laconia, NH

Job Announcement


Laconia Police Department, NH Public Safety Jobs


Now Accepting Application's for



The City of Laconia Police Department is currently seeking entry –level police officers. The testing process to establish employment eligibility for non-certified candidates starts with taking the Great Bay Community College Police Alliance Test. Applicants must have successfully passed the Great Bay Police Alliance Exam with an overall score of 70%. You may apply if you have taken this exam within 12 months prior to the deadline of this application. Applicants who will be participating in the upcoming May test can apply in advance of the exam, however you must have a passing score to participate in our process. The job posting will remain open until midnight, the night prior to the physical fitness exam. This will allow ample time for applicants to receive their test scores. 

Great Bay Community College
Portsmouth Campus
320 Corporate Drive
Portsmouth, NH 03801
For more information on this process please go to the Great Bay Community College Police Testing Alliance web site by following the link:

Special Attention:

Tattoo Policy:  The Laconia Police Department does not allow tattoos that would be visible in our short sleeve summer uniform.

Drug Policy:  We will not accept candidates who have used Marijuana within 12 months prior to the application date. All other illicit drugs require 36 months between the time of use and the time of application. 


All Candidates must pass a physical agility test, oral board, psychological exam, polygraph exam and medical physical, as well as an extensive background investigation.



The duties of a police officer, also known as a law enforcement officer, focus on protecting people and property. They patrol the areas they are assigned, which sometimes include entire jurisdictions, respond to calls, enforce laws, make arrests, issue citations, and occasionally testify in court cases.



  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Military experience and/or post-secondary education is strongly recommended
  • A valid drivers license



  • Great Bay Community College Police Test  – Applicants must have participated in the November Great Bay Police Alliance Exam or have participated in a GB exam within 12 months of the application deadline for this process.
  • Physical Fitness Examination- June 13, 2021 @ 1430 Hours. Location Smith Track in Laconia NH on North Main Street.
  • Police Oral Board : Oral Boards will take place starting on the week of the 21st of June.
  • Chief’s Interview
  • Background investigation
  •  Polygraph
  •  Psychological Examination
  •  Employment Contract – 48 month obligation to the agency
  • Successful completion of a one year probation period



  • Pay range: Patrolman - $47,985.60 - $69,867.20
  • Pay commensurate with experience (Certified Police Officer )



Population: 17,000 Full time residents (Substantial influx of visitors during all four seasons.)
Vacancies: multiple Full Time Positions
Call Volume: Approximately 23, 000 calls for service per year

The City of Laconia is a major tourist destination for Boaters, Hikers, Hunters, Snowmobilers, Skiers, Motorcycle enthusiasts, Fisherman, and NASCAR Fans. Every year the City of Laconia hosts the oldest and one of the largest Motorcycle rallies in the country, drawing hundreds of thousands of Motorcycle enthusiasts to the famed Weirs Beach district, for 9 days in the month of June.

Laconia is known as the “City on the Lakes” The city has direct access to Lake Winnipesaukee, the largest lake in the state of NH, boasting over 250 islands. The lake covers 69 square miles and is a popular destination for boaters, kayakers, and fisherman. Every year the lake hosts an annual ice fishing derby. The city also contains Paugus Bay, Lake Opechee, and borders Lake Winnisquam.

The Gunstock Ski area, located in the neighboring town of Gilford is a major tourist destination. Gunstock provides year round attractions including hiking, fishing, skiing, and biking.

In the nearby town of Loudon NH, the NH Motor Speedway hosts a NASCAR race every year, as well as
numerous other events throughout the year.

The Laconia Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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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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