Manchester Police Department Entry Level

Education: Must possess an Associate’s Degree in Law Enforcement or related field, 60 college credits or two years of full-time active military service with honorable discharge. Copy of college transcript or diploma, or DD214 if applicable must accompany application.

Character: Candidates must be of good moral character, with no record of dishonorable discharge from any police or fire department or from the armed forces of the United States. A thorough background investigation will be conducted and a polygraph and psychological evaluation shall be used.

Physical: Must have considerable agility and endurance. Candidates must pass agility test through CHIP, Inc. A minimum of 20/30 corrected vision in both eyes is required, along with normal hearing. The physical examination will include a screening for use of illegal drugs or controlled substances.

Other: Must be a United States citizen. Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license. Must meet eligibility requirements of the Police Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.C.), which requires all recruits be 21 years of age.