Lebanon - Police Officer - Full Time

Job Overview

Department Lebanon Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer - Full Time
Salary$61,027 to $80,662
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Lebanon, NH
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Lebanon Police Department, NH Police Jobs



Police Officer

(Position remains open until filled.)

(Full-Time Certified Officers Can Earn a Bonus of  $30,000)

(Non-Certified Applicants Can Earn a Bonus of $5,000)

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

Please note that you will also be requested to complete the City of Lebanon paper application. The City of Lebanon and or the Police Department will provided additional instructions and due dates through PoliceApp.com. It is your responsibility to check your emails for information regarding the Lebanon recruitment process.

The City of Lebanon, New Hampshire accepts applications for the position(s) of full time Police Officer at all times. These applications are kept on file for one year. When a hiring process is scheduled, we notify all applicants who have a current application on file with us, as well as advertising the position. We seek and hire the best candidate(s) for the position.



Lebanon, bounded on the west by the Connecticut River and Vermont, Hanover to the north, Plainfield to the south, and Enfield to the East, is the local economic and social hub. It is 60 miles north of Concord, NH; about 120 miles north of Boston, MA; and, about 186 miles from Montreal. The city covers 37 square miles and embodies the communities of Lebanon and West Lebanon. Lebanon Officers have local access to diverse housing and recreation and can live in the city or rurally, as they choose. The City lies in the valley of the Upper Connecticut River near its juncture with the Mascoma River, an area commonly known as the Upper Valley. The topography of the region is beautiful, midway between the White Mountains of New Hampshire and the Green Mountains of Vermont. Interstate 89 passes through the City and Interstate 91 passes close by. Within the city limits are many high-tech and industrial businesses, the regionally renowned Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Alice Peck Day Hospital (another small community hospital), several shopping centers, and numerous restaurants. (See last page for directions)


Lebanon Police Officers perform mobile and foot patrol assignments, including emergency responses, criminal investigations, criminal arrests, accident investigations, and answering all calls for service from the public. They enforce federal, state, and local ordinances. Lebanon Officers document their activities accurately and extensively with comprehensive and detailed written reports and use computerized record keeping. The Lebanon Police Department utilizes Mobile Data Terminals (MDT’s) in all the patrol vehicles. They perform other duties as assigned by the Chief of Police.

Minimum Requirements

United States citizenship
Age 21 at time of appointment
High School diploma or G.E.D.
Valid driver’s license
Vision corrected to 20/20 or better in both eyes
Normal hearing Physical & mental fitness

Lebanon Police Officers work rotating shifts, providing service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, which includes holidays. They are subject to mandatory overtime and emergency call-in. They are required to follow all departmental regulations, including maintaining physical fitness and grooming standards. All New Hampshire certified officers hired after January 1, 2001, are required by law, to maintain physical fitness standards to retain certification. 

Application Process

The first step in the recruitment process is to complete and submit the preliminary application through PoliceApp.com 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 Lebanon 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.

Applicants will be required to pass: 

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

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 City of Lebanon is an Equal Opportunity Employer



Please direct questions regarding this position to police@lebanonnh.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.

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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