Qualifications for New Recruitment


  • Every applicant must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Applicants shall be at least 21 years of age by the date of appointment.
  • Applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalent meeting New Hampshire Standards.
  • The applicant must not have any physical, mental, and/or medical impairments which would interfere with their ability to perform the essential functions of a police officer.
  • Persons applying shall be of good moral character.
  • Applicants shall not have a criminal record or serious motor vehicle record.
  • Applicants shall meet all qualifying standards as set forth by the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council.


  • Use of any narcotic, drug, or drug derivative within 2 years of application.
  • Any deception during the application, hiring, or background process.
  • Any felony conviction.
  • Any tattoo that is visible on the applicant’s face or neck.