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Posted on: May 5, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Now Hiring Police Officers

Motor Unit - Rick Bassett


Now Accepting Application's for


$2500.00 SIGN ON BONUS


The City of Laconia Police Department is currently seeking entry –level police officers and certified police officers.

Certified Candidate: Certified police officers do not have to take a written exam, however will be required to successfully  participate in a PT test Oral Board, and Chief's Interview before being considered for a conditional offer of employment. Please contact Captain Finogle at regarding questions about the process.  

Non-Certified Candidate: Candidates who are not certified police officers will be required to take the Great Bay Community College Police Alliance Test. An overall score of 70% or above must be achieved to advance in the process. Candidates who have participated in the Great Bay Police Alliance Test within the previous 12 months of the application date and scored an overall score of 70% or above will be eligible to advance in the process.

LPD also has a written exam, candidates who miss the window of opportunity for the Great Bay Police exam, may apply and schedule a written exam. Upon application, a candidate should schedule a written exam by emailing Lindsey Batstone at

Great Bay Police Alliance Test: The GBPAT will take place on March 21st. Once LPD receives the scores, the agency will reach out to those candidates who receive an overall score of 70% or above. Candidates will be provided a date and time for a PT test. Upon successful completion of the written test and PT test, candidates will be assigned a date and time for an Oral Board. In the application, please check the box that indicates that you have, or do plan on taking the Great Bay Test, LPD is not hosting it's own written exam at this time. 

Please follow the link below if you wish to explore the Great Bay Police Alliance Testing process that will be hosted in March.

Great Bay Community College
Portsmouth Campus
320 Corporate Drive
Portsmouth, NH 03801

For more information on this process please go to the Great Bay Community College Police Testing Alliance web site by following the link:

PT Test - Upon application, please contact Lindsey Batstone at to schedule a PT test at their convenience. A PT test administrator will be available Monday thru Friday, during normal business hours. Candidates who have taken the Great Bay exam may schedule a PT test, those who wish to take LPD's written exam, must do so before scheduling a PT test. Both can be scheduled on the same day. 

Special Attention:

Candidates cannot have tattoos on their face, head, neck, or hands. Tattoos on the legs and/or arms that would ordinarily be exposed in a uniform will require a compression sleeve that will cover the tattoo's while on duty.

Drug Policy:  We will not accept candidates who have used Marijuana within 12 months prior to the application date. All other illicit drugs require 36 months between the time of use and the time of application. 

All Candidates must pass a physical agility test, oral board, psychological exam, polygraph exam and medical physical, as well as an extensive background investigation.


The duties of a police officer, also known as a law enforcement officer, focus on protecting people and property. They patrol the areas they are assigned, which sometimes include entire jurisdictions, respond to calls, enforce laws, make arrests, issue citations, and occasionally testify in court cases.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Military experience and/or post-secondary education is strongly recommended
  • A valid drivers license


Written Exam: Great Bay Police Test or LPD Written Test

PT Test:

Police Oral Board

Chief’s Interview

  • Background Investigation
  • Polygraph
  • Psychological Examination
  • Employment Contract – 48 month obligation to the agency
  • Successful completion of a one year probation period



  • Pay range: Patrolman - $48,838.40 - 71,115.20
  • Pay commensurate with experience (Certified Police Officer )



Population: 17,000 Full time residents (Substantial influx of visitors during all four seasons.)
Vacancies: multiple Full Time Positions
Call Volume: Approximately 23, 000 calls for service per year

The City of Laconia is a major tourist destination for Boaters, Hikers, Hunters, Snowmobilers, Skiers, Motorcycle enthusiasts, Fisherman, and NASCAR Fans. Every year the City of Laconia hosts the oldest and one of the largest Motorcycle rallies in the country, drawing hundreds of thousands of Motorcycle enthusiasts to the famed Weirs Beach district, for 9 days in the month of June.

Laconia is known as the “City on the Lakes” The city has direct access to Lake Winnipesaukee, the largest lake in the state of NH, boasting over 250 islands. The lake covers 69 square miles and is a popular destination for boaters, kayakers, and fisherman. Every year the lake hosts an annual ice fishing derby. The city also contains Paugus Bay, Lake Opechee, and borders Lake Winnisquam.

The Gunstock Ski area, located in the neighboring town of Gilford is a major tourist destination. Gunstock provides year round attractions including hiking, fishing, skiing, and biking.

In the nearby town of Loudon NH, the NH Motor Speedway hosts a NASCAR race every year, as well as
numerous other events throughout the year.

The Laconia Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please direct questions regarding this position to

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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