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Police Officers

Posted: 11/16/2022

The Keene Police Department is currently accepting applications from certified police officers looking for a new opportunity, as well as aspiring candidates with a strong interest in exploring a career in law enforcement.   

As members of the Keene Police Department, our officers commit to being capable, caring people doing important and challenging work for the benefit of all citizens within our community.  Their vision is to continually strive to anticipate the future needs of the community, to develop effective and efficient responses to those needs, and to continually seek new techniques, training and equipment to optimize public safety.  

Here's what the Keene Police Department offers you: 

If you’re already a certified officer
, with the Keene Police Department's Hiring Incentive Program you will earn a competitive base salary of at least $60,861 annualized with an extensive benefits package, plus an opportunity to earn up to $5,000 in bonuses!  Some candidates may be compensated at higher than the entry level rate, depending upon experience. We also offer 40 hours of vacation leave during the probationary period (after completion of 6 months of employment and a successful interim evaluation), as well as a 4/3 schedule with opportunities for overtime.

If you’re interested in a career in law enforcement, but you’re not yet certified, upon hire you will earn a competitive starting pay rate of $25.43 per hour, which adjusts to the certified police officer rate once your certification and probationary period are complete.  In addition to a competitive salary and an extensive benefits package, Keene Police Officers enjoy an environment of teamwork and camaraderie, and opportunities for career development and promotion. The job is often exciting and offers a great deal of personal satisfaction.   

More details about the KPD and the City:
 The Keene Police Department serves a community of approximately 22,500 residents.  Keene serves as the regional center for commerce, employment, entertainment, modern healthcare facilities, fine dining, and historical landmarks. There are excellent educational opportunities from pre-school to grad school here.  The community has great public spaces and recreational opportunities, as well as a focus on environmental sustainability, health, wellness, and locally-sourced food and products. Located in the Monadnock region, you’ll find many events and other elements that contribute to a high quality of life in our area!

The qualifications: All applicants for the Keene Police Department must:

• Be United States citizens
• Be high school graduates, or possess a GED certificate
• Be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment
• College education and/or military experience are highly desirable.
• Additionally, you must meet the basic hiring criteria and pass the candidate review process.

For consideration, please fill out our online Keene Police Department application by visiting; submission of a resume is optional.  Applicants who submit an application and successfully satisfy these minimum qualifications will be contacted to start the hiring process. 

?If you have further questions please e-mail:

This position will accept applications on an ongoing basis.

Job Description: Police Officer.pdf

The City of Keene is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ?

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