PAY RANGE:    $17.79 – $23.24 per hour


The Records Clerk is a civilian, non-sworn, member of the Bedford Police Department.  General office duties include but are not limited to typing; data input; filing (electronic and documents); maintaining files and ledgers; reviewing applications for licenses/permits; handling request(s) from the public and record keeping; maintaining the Departments social media sites to include but not limited to Department’s web-site, Facebook, Nixle and Twitter.  The Records Clerk reports to the Operations Support Lieutenant.


ü   Provides assistance to the public in person and via phone. Serves as back-up to the Executive Secretary to the Chief of Police as required, which includes but is not limited to processing Police Department time record submissions, handling telephone and electronic mail traffic for the Chief and Deputy Chief of Police; processing Department requisitions and invoices in MUNIS database and other related tasks.  Prepares paperwork for court in the absence of legal bureau clerk. Maintains a high level of confidentiality on all Police Department matters and records.  Maintains the master name index file; Performs data entry/scanning of documents related to arrests, incidents, motor vehicle citations, warnings, parking tickets, field interrogation cards, accidents and all other documents, files, and information as directed.  

ü   Responds to public, private, and agency record requests requiring knowledge and application of all applicable laws governing the release of sensitive and/or confidential law enforcement data and information, specifically NH RSA 91-A and Department Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).  Ensures funds incoming for report requests, parking tickets, license fees etc. are properly accounted, secured and transferred to Finance.

ü   Composes and prepares correspondence, invoices, departmental forms, records, and other related materials according to Department SOPs and directives. Conducts queries, locates and maintains Department files and archives in accordance with applicable NH RSAs and Department SOPs.  Processes pistol license applications; Performs thorough background checks via the State Police Online Telecommunications System (SPOTS); Maintains SPOTS certification for same as well as knowledge of applicable laws for NH licensing. Maintains and submits NIBRS reports. 

ü   Maintains certification as required for eligibility to support Emergency Operation Center functions.


High school diploma or equivalent with an Associate Degree in Business Management or similar discipline or a high school diploma or equivalent with a combination of specialized courses in business; word processing; information technology; use of computers and business related software applications and or an equivalent amount of training and experience.  Must be of good moral character with no prior record of convictions for serious or disqualifying misdemeanors or felonies; must be able to successfully pass Department background investigation and maintain Department security clearance/authorization; must have and maintain a valid NH driver’s license.

(This job specification should not be construed to imply that these duties are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents may be required to follow any other instructions, and to perform any other related duties, as needed.)


The required application may be obtained online at www.bedfordnh.org/230/Employment-Opportunities or in person at the Town Office. Completed applications must be submitted to jobs@bedfordnh.org (preferred method) or may be mailed or hand delivered to:

Human Resources

Bedford Town Offices

24 North Amherst Road

Bedford, NH 03110

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  6/5/2021 or until filled



SALARY:            Up to $25.84/hr depending on qualifications - Competitive benefit package, Health Care, Vision discount, Sick time, Vacation time. State of NH Retirement System; Full-time (40hrs/week); Non-exempt; Union


The Communications Specialist (Dispatcher & 911 Operator) ) shall have the ability to maintain composure and work effectively and efficiently in stressful situations involving law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical operations; and be able to communicate efficiently both orally and in writing. Applicants must be able to work successfully with supervisors, other Town employees, and the public; and shall possess exceptional telephone and public relations skills. The Communications Specialist shall have a high attention to detail in obtaining information from the public and other sources that is then analyzed and provided to first responders. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

ü   Providing accurate information to the public.

ü   Providing clear and concise critical information and data to emergency first responders (police, fire, emergency medical services) by voice using a law enforcement land mobile radio system and by data over department secure mobile data terminals.

ü   Receiving walk-in and telephone complaints then dispatch the appropriate response. Preparing, processing and maintaining various records, reports, and files as required.

ü   Monitoring neighboring police radio frequencies, and dispatch response to emergency situations.

ü   Calling police, fire, rescue, highway, water, utility, and repair crews as needed.

ü   Keeping logs and making appropriate computer entries showing all pertinent information received during a shift.

ü   Receiving and transmitting reports and complaints that come to the Dispatch Center from any source, as required.

ü   Type correspondence, reports, forms and cross-index then file the same; or enter information into the appropriate computer system.

ü   Communications Specialist is shift rotation position and the selected candidate will need to be able to work days, nights, mid-nights, weekends and holidays.

ü   Any questions about this position please reach out to  Lead Communications Specialists Nina Malley @ nmalley@bedfordnh.org


High school graduate or GED certificate required; Associates Degree in related field preferred, and one year experience as Communications Specialist in an emergency communications center; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Knowledge in the techniques and practices of emergency communications, use of radio, telephone, computer, and office machine technology is preferred. Due to the sensitive nature of information accessed by this position from local, State and Federal sources, appointees to this position must complete an extensive background investigation(s) and be able to obtain and maintain Department security clearance.

(This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents may be required to follow any other instructions, and to perform any other related duties, as may be required.)

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  A Bedford Police Department specific application may be obtained online https://www.bedfordnh.org/230/Employment-Opportunities.  Please attach in email to: Jobs@Bedfordnh.org OR, mail or hand deliver completed applications to:

Human Resources Department

Bedford Town Offices

24 North Amherst Road

Bedford, NH 03110

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  June 5, 2021 or until filled

Police Officer - Opening and Eligibility List

Please include a copy of your resume with your application (if applying online, you will have the option to upload your resume).

Salary: $49,004 - $70, 512 annual ($23.56 - $33.90 per hour) Starting salary is negotiable, with special consideration given to previously certified, full-time officers from New Hampshire, or from other states, as well as other applicable experience.  NEW - Sign-on Bonus between $5,000 - $10,000.

SUMMARY: The Bedford Police Department is looking to develop an eligibility list to fill immediate openings for the position of patrol officer within the department. The Bedford Police Department delivers quality community based policing in active partnership with the citizens we serve. The Bedford Police Department has 37 full time sworn officers and services a community of approximately 22,000 residents. The town is situated just south of the City of Manchester, and also borders the towns of Merrimack, Goffstown, Amherst, and New Boston. We are seeking career and community oriented individuals who desire to be part of a professional and progressive department. Individuals, who are able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, understand and follow administrative direction, and work effectively with superiors, would be the ideal candidates for the current patrol officer vacancies.

- Facilitate safe movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
- Promote and preserve the peace at public gatherings, neighborhood disputes and family quarrels.
- Provide any required services on an emergency basis.
- Accurately record information concerning activity and events handled during the tour of duty, including the securing, recording, and proper transporting of all evidence and property coming into the Department.
- Maintain weapons and equipment in a functional, presentable condition at all times.
- Respond promptly to all calls and assignments.
- Serve or deliver warrants, summonses, subpoenas and other official papers promptly and accurately when so directed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be able to meet the minimum qualifications for certification as set forth by the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council. Applicants who are NH Certified Police Officers or who have taken the Great Bay Community College and/or New Hampshire Technical Institute Police Exam(s) are preferred. Applicants must make note of having taken such test(s) on their respective application.

Applicants must be knowledgeable in the techniques and practices of law enforcement and have knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations, related to the regular practice of law enforcement. Must be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing, understand and follow administrative direction, and work effectively with superiors, other Town employees and the general public.

(This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents may be required to follow any other instructions, and to perform any other related duties, as may be required.)

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: A Bedford Police Department specific application may be obtained in person at the Town Office or online at
http://bedfordnh.org/230/Employment-Opportunities. Completed applications must be submitted to: Bedford Town Offices Finance & Personnel Dept. 24 North Amherst Road Bedford, NH 03110

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Will remain open until filled or until a satisfactory list is compiled.

For further inquiries, please contact Captain Daniel Douidi at 603.472.5113 extension 331.





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