The Rochester Police Commission is offering a $10,000 sign on bonus* for NH and Out of State CERTIFIED full-time police officers over and above the agreed upon salary and benefits contained in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
For NH full-time certified officers, the $10,000 will be paid in one lump sum upon successful completion of Field Training.
For Out of State full-time certified officers, the $10,000 will be paid in one lump sum upon successful completion of NH Police Standards & Training Council law package (meaning PSTC issues a NH certification) and Field Training.
Must sign a 3 year contract.
Job Description To qualify for a position with the Rochester Police Department, applicants must: - be a US citizen - be 20 years of age or older at the time of application - possess a valid driver's license - possess a high school diploma or GED certificate
At this time, candidates can only apply if you meet one (or more) of the following requirements: have a full-time police officer certification, OR were honorably discharged from any branch of the military, OR who possess an associate's, bachelor's, or master's degree from an accredited college or university.
JOB DESCRIPTION: UNIFORMED POLICE OFFICER
FUNCTION OF THE JOB: Serves as a Police Officer performing responsible law enforcement duties, including patrol, investigations, traffic control and a variety of other duties designed to preserve peace and order and to protect life and property in the City of Rochester.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of a Patrol Supervisor, or his/her designee who makes general assignments as to area to be covered, specific cases to be investigated, etc. Duties are performed independently and Officer must exercise independent judgement in meeting emergencies and determining lawful and appropriate courses of action.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 1. Patrols in an assigned area of the City in a police vehicle or on foot, checks overall security of vacant homes and buildings, periodically checks business establishments and public places for violations of the law and takes appropriate enforcement action; confronts suspicious persons and situations and determines appropriate action. 2. Negotiates settlements between emotionally upset and often irrational persons involved in domestic disputes, drunkenness, burglaries, larcenies, vandalism, assaults, etc. 3. Receives dispatch orders and responds to calls for service, emergency situations and serious crimes; takes charge of crime scenes until relieved by higher authority; exercises knowledge of State Laws, Federal Laws, Supreme Court decisions, and City Ordinances in determining legal justification for arrest, search and seizure, protective custody, etc. 4. Directs activities at accidents and disaster areas and restoring traffic to normal; investigates traffic accidents. Periodically directs traffic to assure steady flow, stops motor vehicles; confronts drivers and issues summonses, or warnings for violations; makes physical arrests when laws have been violated. 5. Assists in the investigation of crimes and/or suspected criminal acts to identify, locate, apprehend and prepare prosecution of persons charged with committing crimes, examines crime scenes to collect evidence; interviews and interrogates witnesses and suspected offenders; determines the extent of criminal activity and need for further police assistance. 6. Works with other law enforcement personnel to facilitate the flow of information about criminal activity and the cooperative enforcement of City, State and Federal laws. 7. Completes and submits all required reports and records in conformance with Department Standard Operating Procedures, Policies and regulations and statutory requirements; conducts follow-up investigations on unsolved crimes. 8. Assists general public in rendering assistance and/or direction; may give safety and crime prevention talks to children and civic groups. 9. Testifies in Courts as required in traffic and criminal cases and gives sworn evidence at any official Board, Department, Committee, etc. 10. Performs other related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Working knowledge of modern police science techniques, methods and procedures and the ability to carry out same; knowledge of Federal, State and City laws, Ordinances and Supreme Court Decisions relative to police officer enforcement responsibilities and restraints; ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively to determine the proper course of action to be taken; ability to utilize self-defense techniques, skill and ability in the use of firearms; ability to operate motor vehicles under emergency situations; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other law enforcement agencies, other City agencies, fellow employees and the general public.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Must meet all established requirements for certified Police Officer as described in RSA 105-A and the NH Police Standards and Training Council Rules. 2. Satisfactorily complete the Rochester Police Department recruit training program. 3. Must meet Rochester Police Department and State of NH requirements for qualification with Department issued weapons. 4. Meet other such requirements as determined by the Police Commission and the Chief of Police and the Patrol Bureau Services Commander.
PHYSICAL EXERTION/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Some physical effort is required in ultimately sitting, standing and walking while performing under generally good conditions but involving emotional stress and hazards of disability, or even death when pursuing those suspected of a crime, as well as performing duties under all types of climatic conditions.
Job Type: Full-time Pay: $51,079.86 to $72,870.60 per year Effective July 1, 2023 $58,593.60 to $77,946.69
Flexible Spending Account
Paid Time Off
8 Hour Shift
Driver's License (Required)
Bi weekly or Twice monthly
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