Officers wanted

The Brookline Police Department is looking for a few good officers, three to be exact.
Police Chief Thomas Goulden said he needs to fill the full-time position vacated last month by officer Jonathan Tate, who took a job with the Hollis Police Department. Goulden also has two part-time openings.

The chief said he needs certified candidates, officers who have graduated from the state police academy or who have attended a police academy in a state that has a reciprocal agreement with New Hampshire.

Goulden said candidates must pass a physical fitness test and a written exam.
They must also be self-disciplined, understand the dynamics of a chain-of-command organization, and show initiative, Goulden said.

“It’s not a Monday-through-Friday job,” he said.

“You’re away from your family weekends, nights and holidays.”

The Brookline Police Department covers roughly 22 square miles and serves a population of about 5,000. When at full staff, the department operates with seven full-time and three part-time officers.

Around the Towns was compiled by staff writers Daymond Steer and Hattie Bernstein.