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Employment Opportunities

The Plaistow Police Department is currently seeking motivated candidates to fill the vacancies for the positions of Operations Captain and Administrative Captain.  

Plaistow is a busy community located on the border of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The Police Department has $1.9 million dollar budget which funds 18 full-time Police Officers, 2 part-time Police Officers, a 24/7 Dispatch Center staffed by 5 full-time Dispatchers and 1 part-time Dispatcher, 1 Animal Control Officer, 2 Crossing Guards, 2 full-time Administrative Assistants, 1 part-time Records Clerk, 1 full-time Victim/Witness Advocate, and 1 Prosecutor.  

Successful candidates must be willing to proactively engage with the community, have excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and must demonstrate fair and consistent leadership. Management experience in a union setting is preferred but not mandatory, Job descriptions for each position are available for review.     

Resume review will take place in July of 2015 and successful candidates will be invited to participate in an interview process which will take place during August of 2015.  A projected start date for these positions will be in September/October of 2015.
  • Associate's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Police Science, Business or Public Administration or a closely related field or an equivalent combination of  demonstrated education and experience within the law enforcement field .
  • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience including five years in a supervisory position (Master Patrol Officer or above).
  • Must have, or be able to obtain, certification as a full-time officer as required by the New Hampshire Police Standards & Training Council.
  • Valid Driver's License.
  • Annual Salary range is: $70,000.00 to $75,000.00 annually.
  • Benefits under the Town of Plaistow’s Personnel Policy including but not limited to health, dental, life insurance, holidays, vacation time, sick time, personal time, and short & long term disability.
  • Ability to take private police details.
Required to complete a Professional Review Board, written response essay questions, background investigation, and any other testing procedures mandated by the Town of Plaistow.   

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume no later than Friday, July 10, 2015 to:

Chief Kathleen A. Jones
Plaistow Police Department
27 Elm Street
Plaistow, NH 03865
The Town of Plaistow is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a competitive salary and benefits package, DOQ/DOE.  


Part-Time School Crossing Guard

The Town of Plaistow, NH seeks applicants who are at least 21 years old, possess a High School Degree or equivalent, valid driver’s license, and has U.S. Citizenship.  

Position is for a part-time Crossing Guard at the Timberlane Regional High School for ten (10) hours per week/two (2) hours per day during the Timberlane Regional School District’s calendar year.  Job entails supervising and assisting students crossing the roads one hour before and one hour after school.  Must be able to understand and follow instructions.  Must be able to observe and control traffic and assist students crossing the roads in a safe manner.  Job requires standing for a maximum of two (2) hours per day in varying weather conditions including extreme cold, heat, wind, or precipitation as well as carry and raise a crossing sign.  Traffic control training will be provided.

Required to complete an extensive background investigation and medical examination.

Starting hourly rate is $13.30    

Please submit Plaistow Police Department’s Employment Application to:

Chief of Police Kathleen A. Jones
Plaistow Police Department
        27 Elm Street
        Plaistow, NH 03865

Applications are available online at or at the Plaistow Police Department.
Submission Deadline: Open Until Filled


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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