Start a Career

A career with the Laconia Police Department means working for a nationally accredited agency, with 40 full-time officers committed to integrity, respect, service and teamwork.

Application Process


The Laconia Police Department does not issue applications for employment. It is not a requirement for a full-time certified police officer to take the Great Bay Community College Police Entrance Exam.
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Candidate Requirements


The Laconia Police Department accepts resumes from full-time certified police officers. Candidates must pass the following:
  • Extensive background investigation
  • Medical physical
  • Oral board
  • Physical agility test
  • Polygraph exam
  • Psychological exam
  • Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen, 21 years of age, and must possess a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) equivalent. A college degree is desirable.

    Salary


    The salary range is $42,474.43 to $61,844.64 with an extensive benefits package. Starting pay is negotiable based on experience level.

    Apply


    Send a cover letter and resume to:
    Lieutenant Michael Finogle
    Laconia Police Department
    126 New Salem Street
    Laconia, NH 03246

    Great Bay Community College Testing


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

    Upcoming Testing Date: October 14, 2017
    Great Bay Community College

    Additional Information


    If you have any questions about the hiring process, please contact Lieutenant Michael Finogle. Laconia Police Department is an Affirmative Action (AA) and Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).