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For Immediate Release
January 4, 2022


NH State Police Recruitment
(603) 223-3866 |

Trooper I Test, February 12, 2022, and Tattoo Policy

The NH State Police is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted online for the position of Trooper I. Potential candidates are encouraged to visit our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram) and our recruitment web page to learn more. If you have 60 college credits from a recognized institution of higher education in an applicable field of study OR have a high school diploma, GED, or its equivalent PLUS 2 years of honorable service the the United States military or as a full-time certified police officer in another jurisdiction (or some combination of honorable military and police service totalling two years), you’re eligible. You must also be 21 years of age and have 20/40 vision, unaided by corrective lenses.

Our next testing date will occur on Saturday, February 12, 2022. Testing processes have been signficantly adapted, with regard to infection control, in order to safeguard the health and safety of all participants.

Additionally, the NH State Police now accepts candidates with forearm tattoos, provided that the tattoos are deemed not to be “extremist” (sexist, racist, or otherwise indecent) and provided that the bearer is willing to wear a black compression sleeve on the affected limb(s) whenever in short-sleeve uniforms and to wear long sleeves in plain clothes assignments. Tattoos on the head, face, neck, and hands (any point distal to the wrist) are not permissible. It is our hope that this carefully-crafted policy will open the opportunity to many talented people previously excluded from serving with us.

We look forward, with great anticipation, to filling our ranks with people who will be committed, as we are, to continuing our mission.

“Dedicated to providing the highest degree of law enforcment service throughout the state of New Hampshire while maintaining the traditions of fairness, professionalism, and integrity.”

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