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Employment

The Laconia Police Department participates in a regional testing process through Great Bay Community College. Participation in this test will place the applicant on the eligibility list of approximately 45 southern New Hampshire, northern Massachusetts and southern Maine law enforcement agencies. Click here for testing dates and information on how to register.

Police Officers

The salary for a sworn officer ranges from $42,474.43 to 61,844.64 per year

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Must be a US citizen
  2. Applicant must be 21 years of age
  3. High School diploma or GED equivalent is required
  4. Military experience or post secondary schooling is strongly recommended
  5. Must possess a valid driver's license

Application Process

The Laconia Police Department DOES NOT issue applications for employment. It is NOT A REQUIREMENT of the Laconia Police Department for a full-time certified police officer to take the Great Bay Community College Police Entrance Exam. Click here to access GBCC's website.

ALL FULL-TIME CERTIFIED POLICE OFFICERS (from any state):

The Laconia Police Department is accepting resumes from full-time certified Police Officers. Candidates must pass a physical agility test, oral board, psychological exam, polygraph exam and medical physical, as well as an extensive background investigation.

Applicants must be a US citizen, 21 years of age and must possess a High School diploma or GED equivalent. A college degree is desirable.

The salary range is $42,474.43 - $61,844.64 with an extensive benefits package. The starting pay is negotiable based on experience level. The police department is currently comprised of 35 full-time officers.

Interested candidates are to send a cover letter and resume to Laconia Police Department, Asst. Support Division Commander, 126 New Salem St, Laconia, NH 03246, Attention: Lt. Alfred J. Lessard.

If you have any questions, you can contact Lt. Alfred J. Lessard at (603) 524-5257 x356 or by e-mail at alessard@laconiapd.org EOE/AA.

ALL NON-CERTIFIED POLICE OFFICER APPLICANTS:

**The Laconia Police Department participates in a regional testing process through Great Bay Community College. Participation in this test will place the applicant on the eligibility list of approximately 45 southern New Hampshire, northern Massachusetts and southern Maine law enforcement agencies.

All non-certified full-time police officer applicants who are interested in being employed by the Laconia Police Department MUST TAKE THIS EXAM.

EMPLOYMENT PROCESS

To better understand the employment process, click on the links below

Sworn Employee Process
Unsworn Employee Process