Claremont - Police Officer

Job Overview

Department Claremont Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
Salary $55,524.86- $78,388.03
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Claremont, NH
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Job Announcement

Claremont Police Department, NH Police Jobs

Entry Level Police Officer Opportunity


The City of Claremont Police Department is seeking certified and non-certified, career oriented, intellectual, motivated applicants to join our team. The selected candidates must be able to complete the NH Police Standards & Training Full Time Academy if not currently certified and must possess excellent verbal & written communication skills.

The City of Claremont Police Department is a forward-thinking, community-minded agency with room for advancement and growth. Currently, officers work 12-hour shifts with two weekends off per month. Shifts rotate every three months giving officers exposure to all hours of policing. We offer a variety of specialized units to include:

Motorcycle Unit Snowmobile Patrol OHRV Unit Patrol K-9 Unit
Comfort Dog Mountain Bike Patrol Detective Bureau School Resource Officer


Once hired, new officers immediately begin receiving their salary and are paid through the entire police academy and field training programs.


  • Must be 21 years of age by Police Academy graduation date
  • Must be a United States Citizen
  • High School Education or equivalent
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • No Felony or Misdemeanor convictions
  • Must successfully pass a character and background check.
  • Must pass minimum hiring requirements as set by NH Police Standards and Training Council.


  • Serves as a police officer as defined in RSA 105 (Laws of the State of New Hampshire).
  • Performs responsible law enforcement duties including patrol, investigations, traffic control, and a variety of other duties designed to preserve peace and order within the community, to protect life and property, detect and apprehend violators of the law and insofar as the officer’s presence may enable him to prevent crime.
  • The Claremont New Hampshire police officer also carries out numerous service functions such as providing escorts for businesses within the community and emergency assistance to the residents and visitors to the city in the event of natural or manmade disaster.


  • Base pay $52,902.30- $68,411.20 with relevant experience
  • Paid vacation, paid personal & sick leave, 11 paid holidays per year
  • Health and Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability
  • Enrollment in the New Hampshire State Retirement System


The first step in the recruitment process is to complete and submit the preliminary application through by clicking the "Apply Now" button above.

In order to be considered for employment, each applicant is required to complete the following testing stages. An applicant who does not pass one of these stages will not be eligible to participate in testing after that point. The Claremont Police Department can alter this process at any time. This summary is intended to serve as a guideline and not a guarantee of the testing procedure for any given process.

  • Written Test (NH Full-Time Certified candidates are waived from the written test)
  • Physical Agility
  • Evaluation Oral Boards
  • Executive Interview
  • Background Investigation
  • Conditional Offer
  • Medical Examination
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Polygraph Examination 

Out of state certified candidates who apply will have to successfully pass the NH PSTC reciprocal exam and physical fitness test as a condition of their employment.

No offer for employment can be final unless the candidate passes all phases of the evaluation process. The Police Department and New Hampshire Police Standards and Training will train the new recruit whose employment status will be probationary for the first year. For more information regarding the testing and application process, please download the Basic Information Packet at the top of this page.

The job description doesn't imply an employment contract, nor is it intended to include every duty, task or instruction for which the employee is responsible. Other tasks may be assigned, based on business needs and the department supervisor's request.

The City of Claremont Police Department prides itself on being “A Great Place to Work”

The City of Claremont 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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