Derry - Certified Police Officer

Job Overview

Department Derry Police Department
Job TitleCertified Police Officer
Salary$62,254.40 - $83,054.40 (based on 40-hour work week and experience)
Deadline Jan 1, 2025 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Derry, NH
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Job Announcement

Derry Police Department, NH Police Jobs




Applicants must be NH Certified OR Out-of-State Certified Police Officers in order to apply!

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


The complete testing process consists of a physical agility test, written exam (NH Certified Officers Exempt), 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.


A candidate must successfully pass all phases of testing to receive appointment consideration. All phases will be on a PASS/FAIL basis.


  • Applicants must be NH Certified OR Out-of-State Certified Police Officers in order to apply!
  • 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.
  • Binocular vision and near vision of not worse than 20/40 corrected binocular. Corrected distance vision shall be at least 20/30 in the weaker eye and shall be for both eyes together.
  • Unaided hearing in both ears sufficient to perform essential tasks without posing a direct threat to themselves or others.
  • 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). 


Shift work, 4 days on / 2 days off


  • 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! 



  • 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! 



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



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

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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.

Applicants are responsible for checking their email and logging into their PoliceApp, PublicSafetyApp, FireFighterApp or EmployementApp account to monitor for emails, scheduling and process updates.

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