-Full Time Police Officer Employment Opportunities-
The Nashua Police Department strives to improve the quality of life in its community and to protect people and property in partnership with the citizens of Nashua.
Upcoming Testing Dates
Click here for testing dates and to begin the application process
Do you qualify for a career with the Nashua Police Department?
All Candidates Must be United States Citizens.
Applicants must NOT have a felony conviction.
Applicants must NOT have a conviction for driving while intoxicated within the last 10 years.
Residency: Continental United States (and valid driver's license required)
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)
Testing: Written Exam and Physical Agility Tests
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
- First Year Officer: $53,130.91
- Second Year Officer: $62,956.00
NH Certified Payscale:
- NH Certified First Year Officers: $55,527.95
- NH Certified II: $72,196.00
(2 years NH Certification required)
- Individual and family plans available
Equipment & Uniforms:
- Complete Issue upon Employment
- Annual Clothing Allowance
- Mandatory upon Employment - N.P.D & New Hampshire Police Academy
- Continuous In-Service Training
- Tuition Reimbursement
- 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
- New Hampshire Retirement System - 25 Years Service
- Minimum Retirement Age – 50
Nashua Police Department
Professional Standards Division
0 Panther Drive
Nashua NH, 03062
THE NASHUA POLICE DEPARTMENT SEEKS TO PROVIDE AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY TO ALL PEOPLE WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COLOR, SEX, RELIGION, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN OR DISABILITY AND TO ENSURE THIS PRACTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION IS APPLIED TO EVERY ASPECT OF ITS BUSINESS ACTIVITIES