- NH RESIDENCY IS NOT REQUIRED.
- The Nashua Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. NH full-time certified police officer candidates may apply at any time throughout the year and do not need to take the written exam.
- Applicants with military experience go to: Military Personnel
- To download an application or to review the physical fitness requirements go to: FORMS
- For frequently asked questions about the recruiting process go to: Recruiting Questions
ABOUT THE NASHUA POLICE DEPARTMENT
The Nashua Police Department invites you to investigate a challenging and rewarding career in the law enforcement profession with one of the finest law enforcement agencies in the Country.
The Nashua Police Department has an authorized strength of 185 sworn officers within a Nationally Accredited Law Enforcement Agency serving a city of 90,000 residents. Nashua is one of New England’s most progressive, fastest growing cities offering law enforcement career opportunities surpassed by few.
The City of Nashua is New Hampshire’s second largest city. N.P.D. provides a unique law enforcement experience – the excitement and variety of police work characteristic of a moderately sized city, yet also the opportunity to personally interact with the community’s residents. Police Officer duties include general or special duty police work in the maintenance of law and order, in the protection of life and property, and in the prevention and suppression of crime.
Nashua is located in the heart of New England and was selected by MONEY MAGAZINE in 1987 and 1997 as the best place to live in the United States.
- The Nashua Police Department is AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
For an application please visit our FORMS page.
Nashua Police Department Policy on Tattoos, Scarifications and Brandings
DO NOT attempt to conceal or cover-up Tattoos
Nashua Police Officers and candidates can NOT have tattoos, scarifications or brands that are below the elbow.
Nashua Police Officers and candidates can NOT have tattoos, scarifications or brands above the collar line.
Members and Employees are prohibited from displaying any tattoo, scarification or brand that can be considered offensive, inappropriate, or detracts from the professional appearance of the Nashua Police Department.
Tattoo removal must take place prior to testing
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A CAREER WITH THE NASHUA POLICE DEPARTMENT?
First Year Officer: $ 51,573.40
NH Certified First Year Officers: $ 53,900.17
Second Year Officer: $ 60,505.00
If you are currently a NH Certified Police Officer, you can apply at any time during the year and do not need to take the written exam.
Specialty units are an essential part of Nashua Police Department. Specialty units include:
Accident Reconstruction Team
Bicycle and Motorcycle Patrols
Crime Scene Unit
Crisis Intervention Unit
Domestic Violence Unit
Hazardous Devices Unit
Police Athletic League (P.A.L.)
Problem Oriented Policing (P.O.P.) Unit / Street Crimes
Special Reaction Team (SWAT)
Critical Incident Management Team (CIMT)
Individual and family plans available.
Equipment & Uniforms:
a. Complete Issue upon Employment
b. Annual Clothing Allowance
a. Mandatory upon Employment - N.P.D & New Hampshire Police Academy
b. Continuous In-Service Training
c. Tuition Reimbursement
d. Educational Incentive - annual bonus for Bachelors and Masters Degrees
Probationary Period: 1 Year
Outside Details: Regularly available
10 Days Annually after 1 Year of Service
15 Days Annually after 4 Years of Service
20 Days Annually after 9 Years of Service
25 Days Annually after 16 Years of Service
12 Paid Days per Year
New Hampshire Retirement System - 25 Years Service
Minimum Retirement Age – 50
DO YOU QUALIFY FOR A CAREER WITH THE NASHUA POLICE DEPARTMENT?
The Nashua Police Department aggressively recruits qualified applicants for entry-level police officer positions.
Residency: Continental United States
Age: Must be at least 21 years old to apply
Height: Proportionate to Weight
Weight: Proportionate to Height
Education: High School Graduate or Equivalent
Health & Hearing: Excellent
Eyes: Visual acuity distant - correctable to 20/30, Visual acuity near-correctable to 20/40;
(Normal Color and Depth Perception necessary)
Written Exam and Physical Agility Tests
- All Candidates Must be United States Citizens.