The Portsmouth Police Department is currently comprised of 63 full-time police officers, 27 auxiliary police officers, and utilizes the services of 11 civilian dispatchers, and 15 civilian staff.
The Police Commission directs the Police Department. There are 18 Officers in the ranks of Chief, Captain, Lieutenant, or Sergeant. 12 officers are assigned to Detectives and the remainder to the Patrol Division.
The City of Portsmouth, NH is consistently rated as one of the top ten places in America to live and raise a family. The Police Department is proud of the fact that our contribution to Portsmouth’s superior quality of life and relatively low crime rate plays a significant role in this determination. The Portsmouth Police Department, much like the City itself, is a vibrant and dynamic organization. We offer qualified candidates an opportunity to join the ranks of a premier law enforcement agency that has established a 150-year history of dedicated and professional service to the community.