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Rochester Police Department Seeking Full-Time Officers

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Police Chief Paul Toussaint is pleased to announce that the Rochester Police Department is currently accepting applications for full-time officers. 

Those interested should submit their applications by Thursday, Jan. 17. The required physical agility test is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Rochester Police Department, 23 Wakefield St., at 9 a.m.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and city application — which can be found by clicking here — to Sgt. Christopher Cost. Completed application packets can be submitted via email to [email protected].

“Our department is hoping to add officers who can help us fulfill our mission to be a progressive law enforcement agency, and I encourage everyone who meets the criteria to apply,” Chief Toussaint said. “We’re proud to serve an evolving community, and doing so means having committed officers who bring fresh ideas and an ability to add to an already strong department.”

To qualify for a position with the Rochester Police Department, applicants must:

  • Be United States citizens
  • Be 20 years of age or older at the time of application
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate
  • Have 30 college credits, have been honorably discharged from the military or possess full-time police certification from any state at the time of application 

Applicants who have full-time officer certification, were honorably discharged from any branch of the military or who possess an associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited college or university are exempt from an otherwise required written examination.

Those who do not meet any of those three criteria must earn a score of 70 percent or higher on the cognitive portion of the written examination, which is administered by Great Bay Community College. The next examination will take place on Feb. 2 at 9 a.m.

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