Town of Amherst NH

Employment Opportunities


Amherst Police Department

PO Box 703

Amherst, NH 03031

The Amherst Police Department currently anticipates a Full Time Officer vacancy beginning October 1, 2014, following a pending retirement.  Starting salary for an uncertified applicant is $43,472 with advancement to $47,174 at the end of the first year of service.  In addition to a competitive salary, the Amherst Police Department offers a generous benefits package.  Please forward resumes to Chief Mark Reams at P.O. Box 703, Amherst, NH 03031, or via e-mail to

The Amherst Police Department consists of 18 full-time officers, along with several part-time officers and civilian personnel.  If you are interested in being hired by the Amherst Police Department, please send a current resume to the above address.  All resumes will be kept on file for one year, and applicants will be contacted in the event that a position becomes available.

The Town of Amherst has a population of approximately 13,000 and is conveniently located in the south central portion of New Hampshire and covers approximately 34 square miles.   Amherst is bordered by the towns of Bedford, Hollis, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon and New Boston.  Amherst is considered a commuter’s suburb as highway access is easily obtained via Route 101 and Route 101A, with an estimated travel time to Boston, MA being 50 minutes.

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