Police Officer


 The Hollis Police Department tests for the position of Police Officer once a year or as needed.  Minimum qualifications include: United States citizen, high school diploma or equivalent, must be 21 years of age and the ability to pass a written, physical agility, and assessment test in addition to an extensive background check. 

Starting salary for non-certified candidates is $47,100. Full-time certified officers are encouraged to apply. Starting salary for full-time certified officers is a minimum of $48,493 and $49,950 after completion of probation. New Hampshire Full-Time Certified applicants are waived from the written test.

During an active hiring process, interested candidates must submit an application, cover letter and resume through www.policeapp.com/hollisnh within the time period alloted.  All applications must be submitted through our application website; no application material will be accepted via mail or by hand. There will be a $25 application and testing fee due at the time the application is submitted.


Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be invited to the first step in the process, the written and physical agility tests, which usually held on a weekend at the Hollis Brookline High School. The Hollis Police Department reserves the right to limit candidates eligible to take the physical agility test to those scoring 70% or higher on the written test. Candidates will be tested at the 35th percentile for physical fitness and the standards can be found at www.pstc.nh.gov/faqs.htm#coopers


The Hollis Police Department has a Tattoo Policy prohibiting tattoos that are visible in uniform. Please review the department's policy here. 


The Town of Hollis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Email inquiries can be sent here.


Listed below are the steps in our selection process:

 1. Written Test

2. Physical Agility Test

3. Oral Boards

4. Video Testing

5. Executive Interview

6. Comprehensive Background Investigation

7. Polygraph Examination

8. Psychological Examination

9. Medical Examination








For information regarding the Police Officer certification process in New Hampshire, please review New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council's Frequently Asked Questions.

Tattoo Policy

  The Hollis Police Department does have a tattoo policy, which is listed below. This policy applies to all potential new hires and there is no waiver.

H.        Tattoos

1. Tattoos/branding/intentional scarring must be covered by the authorized uniform issued by the Hollis Police Department or approved on-duty plainclothes.

2. Any tattoos/branding/intentional scarring on the face, head, neck, hands, exposed arms and exposed legs are prohibited. Exposed arms is defined as visible below the sleeve length of the uniform summer shirt or visible below the sleeve length of a summer shirt worn by plainclothes employees and non-sworn employees.

3. The concealing of tattoos/branding/intentional scarring through the use of Band-Aids, bandages or other such coverings shall not be allowed.

4. An exception is made for any current employee having an existing visible tattoo prior to the effective date, provided such tattoos/branding/intentional scarring is acceptable. Acceptable is defined as not morally objectionable, racially oriented or sexually explicit as determined by the police chief.
All employees who fall under the exception will be required to provide photographic documentation of all existing visible tattoos/branding/intentional scarring. If employees granted an exception have any additional visible tattoos/branding/intentional scarring added, they will then fall under all the requirements of this chapter. All employees granted an exception will be required to cover all their tattoos/branding/intentional scarring while engaged in courtroom testimony. The police chief reserves the right to dictate other circumstances when employees covered under this exception will be required to cover their tattoos/branding/intentional scarring.

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06/22/17 JPS