Laconia Police Department

Chief Mathew Canfield
Address 126 New Salem Street
Laconia NH 03246
Phone (603)-524-5252

Current Openings

Open Jobs Salary Deadline
Laconia - Entry Level Police Officer/Certified Police Officer $53,164.80 to $79,019.20 June 30, 2024




The Laconia Police Department is a progressive, community-oriented agency with over 50 employees. Many people refer to community-oriented policing as a strategy or tactic. We believe community policing is much more than that - it's a total philosophy. We are committed to adopting a problem-solving model of policing in which we address the root cause of problems rather than implementing only a quick fix. Members of the Department are encouraged to try new and otherwise non-traditional policing methods in working with the community and other government agencies. The Laconia Police Department is staffed by an exceptional group of hard working men and women.


It is the mission of this department to enhance the quality of life for residents, business people, and visitors to the City of Laconia. Our function is to prevent crime, to protect people and property, and to enforce state statutes and local ordinances. This shall be done with common sense, fairness and respect for constitutional rights for all people. In meeting our mission, we will build positive relationships; encouraging citizen involvement in the identification and solution of problems within the community and adhere to the following core values: integrity, respect, service, teamwork.



Integrity: We will earn the respect and trust of the public we serve by holding ourselves to the highest standards of moral and ethical conduct.

Respect: We will treat all residents, business people and visitors with respect and dignity, regardless of the context in which we interact with them. In return, we expect that the public will demonstrate respect for all Laconia Police Employees.

Service: We will strive to provide a service to our citizens which goes beyond the traditional role of enforcement, and will include; particular concern for the needs of crime victims, reasonable assistance with non-traditional problems; community education; and community problem solving.

Teamwork: We value the concept of teamwork between all employees of the Laconia Police Department, and externally with other city departments, the state and federal government, businesses, public and private social service organizations, and most importantly, the citizens we serve.
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