Start a Career

A career with the Laconia Police Department means working for a internationally 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.


The salary range is $51,625.60 to $76,710.46 with an extensive benefits package. Starting pay is negotiable based on experience level.


All candidates, certified or non-certified, can apply at

Follow this link for the Entry/Certified Level Application

For more information contact: 

Captain Michael Finogle
Laconia Police Department
126 New Salem Street
Laconia, NH 03246
603-524-5257 x335


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.

Physical Fitness Standards

The physical fitness tests are based on the Cooper Aerobics Institute standards.  Visit the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council's website under the FAQ's section to see what is required.

Follow the Application link for upcoming testing dates and locations.

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Additional Information

If you have any questions about the hiring process, please contact Captain Michael Finogle.

Laconia Police Department is an Affirmative Action (AA) and Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).