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Employment Opportunities

The Plaistow Police Department is currently seeking a full-time 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 Prosecuting Attorney (Contractual).

The successful candidate 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.  The job description for this position is available for review upon request.     

Resume review will take place in February of 2016 and successful candidates will be invited to participate in the hiring process.  A projected start date for this position will be in March/April of 2016.
  • 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 police 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 Monday, February 1, 2016 to:

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


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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