New Hampshire Municipal Association
New Hampshire Municipal Association

Police Officers

City of Keene

Start 2019 off right! 

Whether you’re a police officer looking to make a change, or you’re a job seeker who is currently looking for a meaningful career in a professional setting, it’s time for you to check out employment with the Keene Police Department!  If you’re already a certified officer, with the Keene Police Department's Hiring Incentive Program, you will earn a competitive starting base salary of at least $55,681 annualized with an extensive benefits package... and some candidates may be compensated at higher than entry level rate dependent upon experience!  If you’re not yet certified, you will earn a competitive starting pay rate of $23.25 per hour, which adjusts to the certified police officer rate once your certification and probationary period are complete. 

This position offers a 40 hour week, working 4 days on and 3 days off.  Duties will include patrolling an assigned area for the purposes of crime prevention, law enforcement, and providing for general public safety.  You will be investigating crimes, identifying and apprehending offenders, enforcing traffic laws, investigating accidents, and providing emergency services to the community. 

Before you're hired, you'll have to pass the candidate review process.  This includes a written exam, physical fitness test, oral board, intensive background investigation, polygraph examination, psychological exam, and a medical exam.  Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to start the hiring process.  

Would you like to learn more about life in the Monadnock region and opportunities for advancement within the department?  The police department's recruiting video is available for you to view on their website:   You’ll also find additional information there regarding duties, requirements, and the hiring incentives. 

To Apply:

All candidates must complete the Keene Police Department application, which is available online:; submission of a resume is optional.  If you have further questions please e-mail: This position will remain open until 4PM,  Thursday, January 24, 2019.

The City of Keene is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salary: Starting salary of at least $55,681 annualized for certified officers.

Closing Date: January 24, 2019