Goffstown - Entry Level Police Officer / Certified

Job Overview

Department Goffstown Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer / Certified
Salary$58,240 - $80,308
Deadline Jul 1, 2025 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Goffstown, NH
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Goffstown Police Department, NH Police Jobs

Goffstown Police Department

Now Hiring


The Goffstown, New Hampshire Police Department is actively seeking police officer candidates interested in a challenging police-oriented career to fill current or anticipated vacancies. The Goffstown Police Department is a community-oriented, progressive, highly professional law enforcement agency serving a population in excess of 18,000 people. The Goffstown Police Department is an internationally accredited agency through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. The Town of Goffstown is located in southern New Hampshire with easy access to the Boston Metropolitan area, beaches, and the White Mountains.

Officers patrol an assigned area for the purpose of crime prevention and law enforcement. Duties include but are not limited to: Calls for Service; investigation of crimes; identification/apprehension of offenders; prevention of crime. Applicants must have the ability to exercise good common sense; discretion; be able to analyze situations quickly and objectively; make decisions under pressure; and perform ALL of the essential job functions of a police officer.

Currently, Certified Officers will be credited with their years of service to starting pay.


Entry Level Police Officers must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Minimum of 21 years of age
  • College education or military experience desirable.
  • A United States Citizen
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • NH PSTC Certification preferred


Applicants who meet the basic qualifications are selected on a competitive basis.

Each applicant must successfully complete each element of the following:

  • Written examination
  • Comprehensive medical examination
  • Oral Board
  • Physical fitness examination
  • Thorough background examination
  • Psychological profile



  • Accrual of Compensatory Time
  • Pitman 12hr Schedule every other Friday, Saturday and Sunday Off
  • 25-year State Retirement System
  • Monthly Department Training
  • Competitive Benefits Package Including Sick Leave, Holiday Pay and Vacation Time
  • Health Insurance Buy-Out (If member can show proof of Health Insurance Coverage
  • town will pay an additional 147.5 per week)
  • Merit Rank Promotions (Patrol Officer 2 & 3)
  • College/Military Experience hourly stipend
  • Tuition reimbursement-Town pays half of college degree

Specialized Assignments/Training

  • Traffic Unit
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Drug Recognition Expert
  • Advanced Roadside Impairment Detection
  • K-9 Unit
  • Drone Unit
  • Support Services / Community Policing Officer
  • School Resource Officer
  • Detectives
  • Street Crimes Taskforce
  • FBI Taskforce


The Goffstown Police Department actively encourages all interested persons to apply for this career-oriented position.


Please direct questions regarding this position to PD-Recruitment@goffstownnh.gov

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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