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Recruitment and Employment Opportunities

Auxiliary Portsmouth Police Officer Recruitment (Part-Time)

Positions Available   /  ExpectationsMinimum Qualifications
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Mission Statement
The mission of the Portsmouth Police Department is to prevent crime, preserve order, and protect the rights and lives of all people. We will work in partnership with our Community to identify and effectively respond to the diverse, ever-changing social and neighborhood problems and needs. We will do this with respect, fairness and compassion.
Positions Available

THE PORTSMOUTH POLICE DEPARTMENT IS CURRENTLY FILLING PART-TIME POSITIONS

The Portsmouth Police Auxiliary Unit is a part time force designed to augment the full time force, primarily by working outside details and major events. The Auxiliary force is not used to work regular patrol shifts, but occasionally is called upon to work coverage patrols while the full time force is absent.  The members of the Auxiliary force receive regular training throughout the year alongside the full time police officers. The Police Department will regularly look to fill full time positions from its Auxiliary members.

Expectations

  • Must work a minimum of 12 hours of outside work details per month
  • Must work at least 1 coverage shift per year
  • Must complete 1 ride-along with a full time Field Training Officer every six months
  • Must attend monthly Auxiliary meeting

Minimum Qualifications

Education / Experience:
  1. Must be a US citizen
  2. Applicant must be 21 years of age prior to receiving a conditional offer of employment
  3. High School diploma or GED equivalent is required
  4. Military experience or post secondary schooling is strongly recommended
  5. Must have no criminal record
  6. Must possess a valid driver's license

Application Process

The first step in becoming an Auxiliary Officer with the Portsmouth Police Department is to take the regional Great Bay Community College police test. Participation in this test will place the applicant on the eligibility list of approximately 45 southern New Hampshire, northern Massachusetts and southern Maine law enforcement agencies.  All non-certified applicants for full time and part time positions who are interested in being employed by the Portsmouth Police Department MUST TAKE THIS EXAM. Those who pass this test will be invited to progress to the next phase, the Physical Agility test. The Physical Agility test is comprised of a Run, Bench Press, Push Ups, Sit Ups, and a Swim test. It is at this time we will be asking for the applicant's resume and cover letter.

Applicants who pass the Physical Agility Test will be invited to participate in an oral board and assessment center. From there the applicants are ranked and placed on an eligibility list. If the department is currently hiring, top ranking candidates will be given a conditional offer of employment followed by a polygraph, a background investigation, a medical examination, and a psychological examination. The final step of the hiring process is an interview with the Chief of Police and the Deputy Chief of Police.
All non-certified auxiliary police officer applicants who are selected for part-time employment by the Portsmouth Police Department will be required to attend the next available Part-Time Police Academy Recruitment Class.

For additional information on this process please contact Personnel & Training Secretary Terry Barrett at 603-610-7428, or via email at barrettt@cityofportsmouth.com

Contact Us

Portsmouth Police Department
Personnel & Training Division
3 Junkins Ave.
Portsmouth NH, 03801
Phone: (603) 610-7428
Fax:     (603)-610-7600
e-mail: barrettt@cityofportsmouth.com

 

THE PORTSMOUTH POLICE DEPARTMENT SEEKS TO PROVIDE AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY TO ALL PEOPLE WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COLOR, SEX, RELIGION, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN OR DISABILITY AND TO ENSURE THIS PRACTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION IS APPLIED TO EVERY ASPECT OF ITS BUSINESS ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 
 Emergency Dial 911, Portsmouth Police Department, 3 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801, Tel: (603) 427-1500