Merrimack - Certified Police Officers

Job Overview

Department Merrimack Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleCertified Police Officers
Salaryeffective 7/1/24 - starting $64,209-$76,606
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Merrimack, NH
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Job Announcement

Merrimack Police Department, NH Police Jobs

Merrimack Police Department

  • SALARY **EFFECTIVE 7/1/2024

  • At the Chief’s discretion, lateral transfers may start at up to $36.83/hr. ($76,606), based on their experience, education and skills. 
  • Weekly payroll
  • Educational Incentives - after probation completion $0.19/hr. for 30 credit hours up to $.58/hr. for Masters 
  • Shift Differential - B-shift - $0.75/hr. and C-shift $1.00/hr.
  • Field Training Officer Stipend 
  • Special Assignment Stipends
  • Master Patrol Officer - at 5 years subject to passing test. Starting pay EFFECTIVE 7/1/24, $37.21 - Top of scale within 18 months after attaining Master Patrol Officer.  After 3 years full-time with Merrimack and 2 at another agency.


  • 4 consecutive days on, 2 consecutive days off - 8 hour shifts


  • Health Insurance Premiums - 100% employer paid
  • Health Insurance Opt-out - Town pays 25% of amount it saves as result of you opting out of our health plan as long as you have other group coverage.  For family plan, this is additional $584.30/mo
  • Dental Insurance Premiums - 90% employer paid.
  • Life Insurance Premiums - 100% employer paid
  • Short-term Disability Premiums (26 weeks)  - 100% employer paid
  • Tuition Reimbursement (after probation) - Currently $30,000 per contract year available to union members, 1st come, 1st served.
  • New Hampshire Retirement System
  • Clothing Allowance
  • Clothing Cleaning and Maintenance Subsidy



  • Personal Leave Account (PLA)- Starting 144 hours per year - earned weekly at rate of 2.77 hours available to use once earned
  • Disability Leave Account (DLA) - 64 hours per year - earned weekly at rate of 1.23 hours per week available to use for qualified reasons once earned.  Annual buyback of hours over 500 at .667%
  • Bereavement Leave 


Any questions on salary and benefits, contact Human Resources at (603) 424-2331.


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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.

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