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Employment Opportunities

Exciting opportunity awaits at the Plaistow Police Department’s Communication Center for a part-time Public Safety Dispatcher.  These frontline positions provide a valuable service to the public as the first contact for those calling police, fire, or emergency medical services. This position requires someone with strong communication skills, the ability to multi-task in a fast paced, at times high stress environment, and the ability to work under a strict confidential setting.  Excellent writing and keyboarding skills are essential. This unique applicant must have the availability to work any shift within a 24 hour period, including some holidays and weekends.   

Applicants for this position must be at least 21 years old, have no criminal records, possess a High School Degree or equivalent (Associates Degree preferred), excellent writing and keyboard skills, be able to multi-task in a fast paced environment, valid driver’s license, transportation, and are a U.S. Citizen; Bi-lingual and experience is a plus.

Applicants are required to complete a dispatcher scenario based skill test, oral board, medical exam, drug screening, psychological and polygraph exams and extensive background investigation, including a criminal records check.  

Starting hourly rate is $14.55

Respond with cover letter and resume to:
        Chief Kathleen Jones
        Plaistow Police Department
        27 Elm Street
        Plaistow, NH 03865

Submission deadline: February 28, 2015


Candidates for the position of Police Officer who are not full-time sworn Police Officers are directed to the Police Testing Alliance at Great Bay Community College.  The first step for these unsworn candidates is to take the police exam at Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth, NH.   To register for the police exam, contact:

Great Bay Community College
Monique Graf

Town of Plaistow, New Hampshire    145 Main Street, Plaistow, NH 03865    Phone:(603) 382-5200
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