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One Badge – One Standard

Investigator: A History of Strength and Honor

History

The State of New Hampshire appointed the first Liquor Commission on June 15, 1934. Since that time the Liquor Commission has been responsible for maximizing revenues and enforcement of Title XIII (Liquor Laws) through various Divisions Enforcement and Licensing. The Enforcement Division maintains control over the manufacture, warehousing, transportation, sale, service and consumption of liquor and alcoholic beverages. Today's Investigator must pass oral examination, written examinations, polygraph, physical fitness tests, psychological tests and attend and pass the New Hampshire Police Recruit Academy. Liquor Investigators have authority as police officers to enforce all NH laws; their "primary function" shall be the proper prosecution of Title XIII.

The Agency - Our Mission

The Division of Enforcement is committed to the public safety of all New Hampshire Citizens. We pledge to enforce the laws of the State of New Hampshire in a fair and uniform manner. We pledge to work towards the elimination of underage drinking thereby reducing the problems associated with underage consumption. We pledge to reduce the incidents of drinking and driving. We pledge to provide the citizens of our state with prompt and courteous service.

The Officers

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About the Command Staff

Core Values

As leaders in our profession we are committed to law enforcement professionalism through:

  • Integrity: We will keep our lives in order, such that it will not interfere with our duties as Liquor Investigators; maintain calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule; develop self restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others.
  • Fairness: We will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosity or friendship to influence our decisions. We will implement the law courteously and appropriately without favor, malice or ill will.
  • Professionalism: We will be firm, fair and consistent in the performance of our duties and responsibilities. As positive role models we will take pride in maintaining the quality of our service through our performance, appearance and continued education and training.

Scope of Work

To investigate all criminal and administrative matters which are contained in laws relative to the manufacture , sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages and other criminal laws as necessary.

Certification

All Liquor Investigators are certified at the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council. All new Investigators must complete the Division's Field Training & Evaluation Program (F.T.E.P).

Organization

  • Special Services: Includes Public Awareness Programs, Law Enforcement training and Licensee training.
  • Administrative Services: Includes Licensing, Auditing, Direct Shipping and Administrative support staff.
  • Operations: Includes our Bike Unit, Investigation of Liquor Laws and Administrative Rules, Identity theft, White Collar crimes, Compliance Checks and premise checks, Mobile Command Unit (MCU), Special Investigative Unit (SIU).

Application Process for a Liquor Investigator

  • When a position for a Liquor Investigator is posted, fill out a state application and mail to:
    State Liquor Commission
    Department of Human Resources
    PO Box 503
    Concord, NH 03302-0503
  • Physical fitness exam
  • Integrity Exam
  • Completion of written exam
  • Completion of oral interviews
  • Completion of extensive background investigation (includes Polygraph and drug screening)
  • Must meet fitness standards prior to and during employment
  • Completion of Psychological exam
  • Completion of the full time Police Standards and Training Council Academy

If your are interested in applying with the Division of Enforcement or have questions please contact Lieutenant Valerie Smith at (603)271-3929 or by email valerie.smith@liquor.state.nh.us.


NH Liquor Commission, Division of Enforcement
57 Regional Drive  |  Suite 8  |  Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-3521