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The Gilford Police Department (GPD) has an immediate opening for the position of Patrol Officer.  Excellent benefit package and competitive salary offered commensurate with experience.  Current Patrol Officer salary range; $43,971.20 - $68,577.60.

Minimum qualifications:  Must be 21 years of age, have a high school diploma (or equivalent), have a valid driver’s license, corrected vision to 20/20 in both eyes, normal hearing, mental fitness, must successfully complete the following: written test, physical agility test (Cooper standards @ 50th percentile), oral board interview, Chief’s interview, a thorough background investigation, and psychological, polygraph, and medical examinations. 

GPD is a progressive police agency located on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee in central New Hampshire.  Gilford having the slogan “Recreation Center of New Hampshire,” boasts several miles of lakeshore, for boating and fishing, the Gunstock Mtn. Ski resort, and the Bank of NH Pavilion concert venue.  GPD operates in a state of the art facility built in 2015, which houses a fitness center and large training facility that boasts the latest in equipment and technology. 

GPD offers opportunities for specialization and advancement in several areas: Special Operations (SWAT), Investigations, K9, Accident Reconstruction, Motorcycle Unit, Honor Guard, School Resource Officer and D.A.R.E.

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 officers 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).

Gilford Police Department Mission Statement


The Gilford Police Department serves a diverse community comprised of both permanent and seasonal residents as well as thousands of visitors who come to experience the recreation center of New Hampshire.  Working closely with this community, we will provide the best in public safety service through the fair and impartial performance of duties to protect life, property, human rights and quality of life.  This will be done employing the highest ethical standards.