Accepting Applications for a Certified Police Officer

THORNTON POLICE DEPARTMENT IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR A CERTIFIED POLICE OFFICER.   THE THORNTON POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL BE CONDUCTING TESTING FOR A CERTIFIED POLICE OFFICER POSITION.

A bonus of $5,000 will be payable upon hire to the successful candidate who enters into a minimum two year employment contract. A bonus of $10,000 will be payable upon hire to the successful candidate who enters into a minimum three year employment contract. The testing process consists of a physical fitness test at the NHPSTC entry level physical fitness standard. All applicants will be subject to a full background investigation including polygraph, medical and drug testing, and psychological exams. Applications must be made through PoliceApp.com.

GENERAL DUTIES

Thornton Police Officers perform a variety of assignments including but not limited to; traffic enforcement, accident investigations, criminal investigations and arrests, yearly detail options, and a variety of community policing efforts.

SALARY

Salary is competitive depending on qualifications and experience. Officers receive an additional 2.5% raise after one (1) year of employment.

ABOUT OUR DEPARTMENT

The Thornton, New Hampshire Police Department is actively seeking full-time certified police officer candidates interested in a challenging police oriented career to fill a current vacancy. The Thornton Police Department is a progressive, community oriented, professional law enforcement agency serving a population in excess of 2,600 permanent residence and may reach 10,000 people during the peak seasons. The Town of Thornton, NH is a Traditional New England town, where residents take pride in the quality of life that the Town affords them. In 2014, The Town of Thornton’s Central School has received the Blue Ribbon Award for Excellence. The Town is located in the Pemigewasset Valley midway between Plymouth and Franconia Notch, and is known as the “gateway” to the White Mountains with amazing mountain views and scenery throughout all four seasons. Thornton is surrounded by ski areas and snowmobile trails for winter recreation. Thornton has numerous campgrounds, hiking trails, rivers and lakes for kayaking and boating. Thornton is located in a large vacation area with short driving distances to many summer attractions. The Town has two large musical festivals each year that attract thousands of people throughout the northeast.

Officers patrol an assigned area for the purpose of crime prevention and law enforcement. Duties include, but are not limited to: Calls for Service; investigation of crimes; identification/apprehension of offenders; prevention of crime, community policing events and programs; and motor vehicle enforcement. Applicants must have the ability to exercise discretion and good judgement; be able to analyze situations quickly and objectively; make decisions under pressure; and perform ALL of the essential job functions of a police officer.

The Thornton Police Department operates on a community policing value system, which permits our officers to utilize teamwork strategies and to allocate resources where they are most needed. Our goals and objectives are intended to help us reach our vision of “being a top community oriented policing agency in the State of New Hampshire” and coincides with our mission which in part reads make “the town a safer, more desirable place to live, work, and visit”. Our officers are of strong moral turpitude and work well together towards our goals. If you are looking to be part of an exceptional team, then look no further than the Thornton Police Department.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Minimum of 21 years of age
• United States Citizen
• High School Diploma or Equivalent
• College education or military experience desirable
• NH Certified Police Officer

Part 1 – Medical Requirement

New Hampshire State Law (RSA 188-F:27 III-d – III-j) requires that all police, state corrections, and probation-parole officers hired after January 1, 2001, as a condition of continued certification and employment, must furnish Police Standards and Training Council every 3 years with a certificate from a licensed physician, physician’s assistant, or registered nurse practitioner who has conducted a medical examination of the officer according to protocols adopted by the Council certifying that in the opinion of the examiner, the officer is physically capable of participating in the Council’s physical fitness test.

Part 11 – Physical Agility Requirement

As of January 1, 2001 and thereafter, NH State Law (RSA 188-F:27 III-d – III-j) requires that all police, state corrections, and probation-parole officer hired after that date, as a condition of continued certification and employment, every 3 years during their law enforcement careers must pass a physical performance test, administered by their department or by the Police Standards and Training Council, according to protocols adopted by the Council. (The current protocols consist of a timed 1.5 mile run, pushups, and sit-ups; however, they are subject to change by the Council from time to time).

TESTING REQUIREMENTS

Candidates are required to pass a physical fitness test based on NH PSTC entry level standards.

HIRING PROCESS

Successful candidates are able to complete the physical fitness exam, oral board interview, Chief’s interview, background investigation including polygraph exam, psychological and medical exams.

Out of State certified applicants will need to complete the law package classes as determined by NH Police Standards and Training.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications are only accepted through PoliceApp.com and will not be accepted in person or through e-mail or USPS. The fee charged to the applicant is paid directly to PoliceApp through their website application process.

The Town of Thornton is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job closes at 4:00 PM (Eastern) on September 15, 2017.