New Hampshire State Trooper

New Hampshire State Police - Concord, New Hampshire

Sep 13, 2023

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Application Deadline:
Oct 16, 2023

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$60,736.00 - $71,531.20 annual

Job Description

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State of New Hampshire Job Posting

Department of Safety

Division of State Police

33 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03305


(Open Recruitment)

Labor Grade: 20

$60,736.00 - $71,531.20

$10,000 Sign on Bonus*

Application Closing Date: Monday October 16, 2023

Exam Date: Saturday October 21, 2023

REQUIRED: Official College Transcripts or DD 214 Forms

The State of New Hampshire, Department of Safety, Division of State Police, has several full-time vacancies for State Police Trooper I's.


Full Time new hire State Police Troopers will receive a hiring incentive of $10,000 with a 1-year commitment to remain with the NH Department of Safety in a uniform position.

SCOPE OF WORK: Enforces criminal, motor vehicle, and all other appropriate laws pursuant to RSA 106:B governing the Division of State Police to ensure public protection and safety, maintain law and order, detect and prevent crimes, apprehend suspects, and prosecute violators.


Performs traffic enforcement, motor vehicle collision investigation, and law enforcement patrol functions within an assigned troop/unit area according to established laws and procedures in order to reduce loss of property and life and ensure safe and orderly flow of traffic. Enforces all federal and state commercial motor vehicle laws and regulations by performing motor carrier safety inspections, weighing trucks and assuring that vehicles display and/or possess proper permits.

Pursues fleeing subjects, arrests suspects, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints; subdues resisting suspects using maneuvers, approved weapons, and hands and feet in self-defense. Intervenes in disputes to restore peace and ensure safety of the public and parties involved, including confronting hostile persons, mediating disputes, and advising of rights and processes.

Searches people, vehicles, buildings and outdoor areas to detect and collect evidence and substances that provide the basis of criminal offenses and infractions.

Independently assesses situations, exercises discretion, and applies knowledge to make determinations such as when it is lawful to detain suspicious persons or vehicles, when probable cause exists to search and arrest, and when and to what degree force may be used, including the application of deadly force.

Gathers information and conducts criminal investigations and inspections of criminal, motor vehicle and regulatory laws and rules by interviewing and obtaining the statements of victims, witnesses, suspects, involved parties, and confidential informers. Achieves, maintains and applies proficiency when utilizing information technology/computer programs and data-based investigative tools to access and record confidential and sensitive information, including National Crime Information Center, Mobile Records Management System, in-cruiser Computer Aided Dispatch, Crash Record Management System (collision reporting system), ETicket (electronic citation/warning system), and State Police Online Telecommunications System.

Reads legal documents, conducts legal research, files and answers legal motions, and writes investigative and administrative reports, including warrants, complaints, affidavits and sketches, using appropriate grammar, symbols and mathematical computations, to prosecute and/or testify as a witness in cases in court and other formal settings.

Operates a law enforcement vehicle during both the day and night, in emergency situations involving speed in excess of posted limits, in congested traffic and in unsafe road conditions caused by factors such as fog, smoke, rain, ice, and snow.

Operates and maintains handguns, shotguns, rifles, other firearms, and other law enforcement equipment in a variety of body positions under stressful conditions and at levels of proficiency prescribed in certification standards.

Demonstrates satisfactory communication skills to effectively present and/or prosecute cases in administrative and court proceedings at the local, state, and federal level, as well as offer testimony in other judicial forums .

Performs rescue functions at accidents, emergencies, and disasters to include directing traffic, administering emergency medical aid, and evacuating people from dangerous situations.


Your Experience Counts See Per 405.01.

1.5 Years of additional relevant experience = Associate's Degree

3 Years of additional relevant experience = Bachelor's Degree

4.5 Years additional relevant experience = Master's Degree

Education: Associate’s degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited institute of higher education with major study preferably in criminal justice or the equivalent.

Experience: No experience required.


Education: High school diploma or high school equivalency credential.

Experience: Two years of experience comprised of any one of the following:

A) One year as a full-time certified police officer and one year of honorable military service, either intermittently or full-time, OR

B) Two years as a full-time certified police officer, OR

C) Two years of honorable military service, either intermittently or full-time.

License/Certification: Upon appointment, candidates must obtain a New Hampshire driver’s license in compliance with New Hampshire statutes governing driver’s licenses and registration.


  1. Age/Citizenship: Must be at least 21 years of age and a U.S. citizen either prior to or on scheduled date of examination administration.

  2. Eyesight and Hearing: Must have at least 20/100 in each eye uncorrected and corrected to 20/40 (near vision) and 20/30 (distant vision) in each eye and have normal uncorrected depth and color perception.; must possess normal hearing sufficient to enable performance of essential job functions.

  3. Examinations: Applicants must successfully participate in a physical agility test designed to measure ability to perform essential job functions which are physically demanding tasks encountered in job performance. Applicants must also successfully participate in a written examination and structured interviews. Before appointments are made, candidates will undergo comprehensive background investigations, polygraph examinations and psychological examinations. Candidates who do not have a record free of serious offenses will be ineligible for appointment. After conditional offers of appointment have been made, prospective appointees must pass a comprehensive medical examination provided at the State’s expense. The physician administering medical examinations will be selected by the N.H. Division of State Police. No physical conditions can exist prohibiting appointees from performing the duties and responsibilities of the State Police Trooper I position. All candidates will be subject to unannounced drug testing at any point during the selection process. Additional information on required examinations can be obtained from the N.H. Division of Personnel and N.H. Division of State Police Recruitment and Training Unit.

  4. Police Officer Certification: Candidates must be able to obtain full-time police officer certification within the time frame established by the N.H. Police Standards and Training Council. Must maintain police officer certification throughout tenure of service.

  5. Candidates must be willing to accept employment anywhere in the State of New Hampshire.

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: The supplemental job description lists the essential functions of the position and is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. An employee may be required to perform other related duties not listed on the supplemental job description provided that such duties are characteristic of that classification.

For further information please contact the State Police Recruitment Team at Recruitment@DOS.NH.GOV or at (603) 223-3866.


The State of NH total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits, including:

HMO or POS Medical and Prescription Drug Benefits:

The actual value of State-paid health benefits is based on the employee's union status, and employee per pay period health benefit contributions will vary depending on the type of plan selected.

See this link for details on State-paid health benefits:

Value of State's share of Employee's Retirement: 13.85% of pay

Other Benefits:

  • Dental Plan at minimal cost for employees and their families ($500-$1800 value)
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • State defined benefit retirement plan and Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/life balance flexible schedules, paid holidays and generous leave plan
  • $50,000 state-paid life insurance plus additional low-cost group life insurance
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program (ability to earn up to $500)

Total Compensation Statement Worksheet:

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TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964

Job Requirements

  • Age: Minimum age of 21. No maximum age.
  • Education: 60 college credits
  • Experience: No experience needed.

Contact Information

Nicole Stone

New Hampshire State Police
139 Iron Works Rd
Concord, New Hampshire 03301
phone: 6032272178

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