Police Captain-Hanover Police Department (NH)

The Hanover Police Department is seeking an innovative, progressive, experienced law enforcement professional, with cultural sensitivity, creative strategy, and a commitment to an active model of community policing and engagement for the position of Captain. The Police Captain is second in command and an important member of the department’s leadership team. Our department is committed to the community policing philosophy. Through our service and community partnerships, we focus on education, crime reduction/deterrence, and traffic safety.

The Captain is responsible for the Operations Division and shares in the responsibility and oversight of the Support Services Division with the Chief of Police. The Operations Division consists of Patrol and Investigations. The Support Services Division consists of Communications, Records, Evidence and Parking. The Captain provides administrative and budgetary support to the Chief and acts for the Chief during his absence.
The ideal candidate will share in our mission to provide professional and compassionate police service through partnerships that build trust, reduce crime, create a safe environment, and enhance the quality of life in our community. The ideal candidate will also embody, exemplify, and demonstrate the core values of the Hanover Police Department: Integrity, Respect, Fairness, Excellence and Positivity.
The ideal candidate must be confident, yet humble, and have the knowledge and communication skills to comfortably discuss current issues in policing with anyone, including members of the community and members of the Police Department. The Hanover Police Department expects a creative, compassionate problem-solver who is committed to open and transparent communication and a genuine interest in coaching, mentoring, and developing people.
The ideal candidate will be inclusive, and always willing to listen and consider the viewpoints of others. The next Captain will have a good opportunity to lead a highly ethical department, but that also means that the Captain will have the ultimate expectations for honesty, integrity, and character.

This is a sworn law enforcement officer position in the State of New Hampshire. Successful candidates must have a minimum of ten (10) years progressively responsible experience in law enforcement including seven (7) years of progressive supervisory law enforcement experience. Certified New Hampshire police officer or ability to obtain certification within six months of employment from the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council (NHPSTC). The NHPSTC has a 3-year on-going physical fitness requirement standard for all sworn personnel. The possession of a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a field related to criminal justice or public administration is preferred. Successful completion of a law enforcement command college course such as the FBI National Academy, Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command, or equivalent course is also preferred. The State of New Hampshire does not recognize federal or military law enforcement training for certification. The successful candidate is expected to establish their principal residence in New Hampshire or Vermont within approximately 30 minutes driving distance from the Hanover Police Department within a period of time to be negotiated with the Chief of Police.

The salary range is $78,766.95 to $119,384.40 with compensation negotiable based upon experience and qualifications. Additionally, the Hanover Police Department offers education and physical fitness incentives and the Town of Hanover offers a competitive benefits package. The anticipated hiring range with incentives is $95,000 to $103,000. Information pertaining to benefits can be located at www.hanovernh.org/human-resources/pages/employee-resources.

All applications must be fully completed and submitted online through the Town of Hanover’s online recruiting platform at www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hanovernh. In addition, candidates are asked to upload a cover letter, resume listing education, experience, and accomplishments. No application materials accepted in person or by mail or e-mail. Deadline: All applications must be submitted no later than Friday, November 6, 2020. First review of applications to begin immediately thereafter. All inquiries should be directed to Elizabeth Rathburn at Elizabeth.Rathburn@HanoverNH.org.

The Town of Hanover is an Equal Opportunity Employer.