Wakefield NH Police Department

The Wakefield Police Department looks for professional, motivated, and mature individuals looking to build a solid foundation in Law Enforcement.  College graduates, Corrections Officers, and Military veterans are encouraged to apply.

​The Wakefield NH Police Department primarily finds potential hire candidates through the Great Bay Community College (GBCC) Police exam.  This exam is offered quarterly at the GBCC Portsmouth Campus, to sign up for the next exam go here: https://www.greatbay.edu/business-community/business-training-center/police-testing-alliance/

The Wakefield NH Police Department conducts a hiring process to include Physical Fitness Testing, an Oral Board panel, and a Chief's Interview.   Approved Candidates will be offered a Conditional Offer of employment.  The Conditional Offer includes a thorough Background Investigation, a Psychiatric Examination, a Criminal History check, a Motor Vehicle check, and may include a Polygraph Test.  Qualified applicants will then begin their Field Training with the Department.  This include Firearms qualifications, Defensive Tactics education, and other Law Enforcement training.  The newly hired Candidate will also be required to attend the 16 week Full Time Police Academy in Concord (NH Police Standards and Training Council) and a required 3 year contract upon completion.

Please contact Lieutenant Chris Waldron with any questions at cwaldron@wakefieldnh.com or 603-522-3232.

The Town of Wakefield, NH is an equal opportunity employer.

All applicants MUST complete the Medical Waiver below with their Medical Practioner to participate in the Physical Fitness testing.


The Wakefield Police is Wakefield Police Department accepting applications for (1) Full-Time Police Officer and (2) Part-Time Police Officers. Full-Time Certification preferred for Full-Time Officer position, although not required.  Non-Certified Full-Time Officer must attend the Full-Time NH Police Academy after hire.  Part-Time or Full-Time NH Police Certification is required for (2) Part-Time Officer positions.  All Police Officer applicants must possess H.S. diploma or equivalent; be 21 years old at time of appointment; possess valid driver’s license; be a U.S. citizen; be in good physical condition; and possess the ability and desire to work with the public. Candidates are expected to participate in and pass the following areas: Physical Agility Test, Oral Board Interview, Psychological Examination, Medical Screen, Drug Screen, and Interview with the Chief of Police.  Applications are available online at www.wakefieldnh.com  Those that are eligible to apply can submit a letter of intent and resume to Lt. Chris Waldron at cwaldron@wakefieldnh.com or call 522-3232 with any questions.

603-522-3232 (business line)