Join our Team

The Litchfield, New Hampshire Police Department is actively seeking police officer candidates interested in a challenging police-oriented career to fill current or anticipated vacancies. The Litchfield  Police Department is a community oriented, progressive, professional law enforcement agency serving a population in excess of 8,500 people.  The Town of Litchfield  is located in the southern tier of New Hampshire with easy access to the Boston Metropolitan area, Manchester/Boston Regional Airport, beaches, and the White Mountains.

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. Applicants must have the ability to exercise good common sense; discretion; be able to analyze situations quickly and objectively; make decisions under pressure; and perform ALL of the essential job functions of a police officer.

Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Minimum of 21 years of age
  • College education or military experience desirable
  • A United States Citizen 
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • NH PSTC Certification preferred

Applicants who meet the basic qualifications are selected on a competitive basis. Components of the selection process include:

  • Written examination
  • Comprehensive medical examination
  • Oral Board
  • Physical fitness examination
  • Thorough background examination
  • Psychological profile

Union Contract (exp 7/30/24)
Department Employee Application