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Employment Information

The Newton Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.  The department seeks men and women of good character who are committed, and who  possess a strong desire for community service, enhancement, and betterment. 

Download Employment Application form in Adobe PDF Format  

Download Medical Clearance Form in Adobe PDF Format 

Download Police Officer Hiring Explained in Adobe PDF Format  (Obligations, Duties, and Responsibilities Document). 

To be employed as a police officer in New Hampshire, the applicant must: 

  1. be at least 18 years of age;
  2. be a United States citizen;
  3. have obtained a high school diploma or New Hampshire General Educational Develop (G.E.D.) certificate;
  4. pass an NCIC and fingerprint check;
  5. pass a character and background check;
  6. never have had a felony conviction in any state or country or in the military service which has not been pardoned;
  7. not have multiple misdemeanor or violation convictions so as to indicate a disregard for the law;
  8. not have a misdemeanor conviction which has not been pardoned, and which is serious enough to cast doubt on his/her fitness to be a police officer, or which resulted in a serious bodily injury to another person;
  9. not suffer from a serious mental disorder;
  10. not have been dishonorably discharged from the military services;
  11. not have been discharged under other than honorable conditions if the conditions would cast doubt on his/her fitness to be a police officer;
  12. not knowingly make a material false statement in the application process;
  13. not have been suspended or discharged by an employer for reasons which would cast doubt on his/her fitness to be a police officer;
  14. not use illegal drugs or have a past history of illegal drug use which would cast doubt on his/her fitness to be a police officer;
  15. not have a history if illegal drug use, or use legal drugs or alcohol to excess;
  16. not have ever illegally manufactured, transported for sale, or sold a controlled substance;
  17. within 36 months of application, not have illegally used a controlled substance other than marijuana, unless under the age of 21 at the time, in which case 24 months shall apply;
  18. not have used marijuana within 12 months of application;
  19. not have ever illegally used a controlled substance while employed in a law enforcement capacity;
  20. not have been discharged or allowed to resign in lieu of discharge for reasons of moral character or moral turpitude for acts or omissions of conduct that would cause a reasonable person to doubt his/her honesty, integrity, etc.;
  21. be of good general character and reputation in the community;
  22. not have his/her police certification suspended or revoked in any jurisdictions.
  23. pass a physical examination by a licensed physician who attests he/she is able to engage in a rigorous program of physical training;
  24. pass the Councilís pre-entrance physical agility test, in order to be admitted to the NH Police Training Academy.

Newton Police Department
8 Merrimac Road
Newton, NH 03858
Emergency Dial 911
Business Line 603.382.6774
FAX Number 603.382.2194
   

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