Are you looking for the opportunity to make a positive difference in the community? The time has come – join our dedicated and dynamic team with the Connecticut State Police!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP), Division of State Police is currently accepting applications to establish a pool of qualified applicants to fill future vacant State Police Trooper Trainee positions across the State.
This is a fantastic opportunity for people who have the desire to make a difference in the community while enjoying a career with work-life balance.
Operational needs of the agency will weigh heavily on the initial assignment of hired Troopers.
During the Training period, DESPP will work with the State Police Trooper Trainees to identify locations that are geographically compatible to their desired location. Hired troopers will be required to work various shifts throughout their career. We are seeking trustworthy, motivated, and driven individuals who are able to work well on their own, as well as in a team environment.
What We Can Offer You:
The State of Connecticut is committed to providing a safe and thriving environment for our community, and visitors. We believe our employees should receive comprehensive and competitive benefits for choosing to help us best serve our community, which include:
- Numerous career opportunities across our beautiful state, with opportunities for promotional advancement and geographic transfers;
- Adding to the attractive locations and upward mobility are excellent compensation and benefits;
- A comprehensive health and wellness benefits package, including additional supplemental benefits;
- A 25 year hazardous duty retirement plan.
Our Dedication to Connecticut:
We strive to provide superior Public Safety Services for Connecticut and achieve them through our mission:
DESPP is committed to protecting and improving the quality of life for all by providing a broad range of public safety services, training, regulatory guidance and scientific services utilizing enforcement, prevention, education and state of the art science and technology.
In striving to accomplish our mission, we will embody our core values with great PRIDE:
Professionalism through an elite and diverse team of trained men and women.
Respect for ourselves and others through our words and actions.
Integrity through adherence to standards and values that merit public trust.
Dedication to our colleagues, our values, and to the service of others.
Equality through fair and unprejudiced application of the law.
To learn more about what it takes to become a Connecticut State Police Trooper, please view the video below. More information can also be found on our Recruitment and Selections website and you can learn about life after graduation from the training academy.
Selection Process:The Connecticut State Police hiring process is extensive: the time from application to appointment can take several months.
The application to hire process is separated into seven stages:
1. Application Period: How to apply for the State Police Trooper Trainee Job Opening
- Please ensure that your application is complete. You are unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut. Applicant Support can be reached by email at DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
- Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application will not be considered for this employment opportunity. Due to the large volume of applications, please do not call/email to confirm receipt or status of your application. If your application submits successfully, a pop-up confirmation displays, which is followed by a confirmation email. You can view all emailed notices on your Personal Status Board by clicking the date in the Last Notice column for this recruitment.
- Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.
2. Referral Questions: These questions are designed to allow hiring managers to learn more about your abilities and skills related to the State Police Trooper Trainee position.
- The Referral Questionnaire notice is sent to your personal email address and is also viewable on your Online Employment Center Personal Status Board, in the Certification Questionnaires section. To continue on in the hiring process, you must respond to and officially submit the Referral Questionnaire by the deadline stated in the notice. Applicants are urged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status and view all emailed notices, in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user’s spam.
- Please do not call or email about status updates regarding referral questions. If you successfully submit your questionnaire on time, a confirmation page displays immediately following your submission. On your Personal Status Board, the submission date and time display in the Certification Questionnaires section.
- First and last name (including any hyphenated last name, or those with suffixes such as Jr)
- First three (3) letters of your last name at birth
- Day of birth
- Primary phone number
- Email address
3. Physical Fitness Assessment: Candidates must complete and pass a Physical Fitness Assessment that measures muscular strength, cardiovascular endurance and flexibility. Valid CHIP cards will be accepted prior to the CT State Police Physical Agility Test, tentatively scheduled for mid to late November 2021. To register, please follow the instructions on the CHIP Test Schedule.
Instructional Video Links:
4. Polygraph Examination: Inquiries concerning employment history; driving history; medical history; financial history; gambling history; illegal possession, use and sale of drugs/narcotics; criminal activity; military history; illegal sexual activity; use of alcohol; general personal data; prior conduct in police/security/corrections fields; subversive, revolutionary or gang activity; basic honesty and integrity.
5. Background Investigation: Comprehensive review of employment, attendance, education, training, criminal, motor vehicle and credit history.
6. Psychological Evaluation: Combination of written tests and interviews to assess suitability for employment in law enforcement.
7. Medical Evaluation: Comprehensive physical examination, including drug screening.
State Police Recruit Training Program:
Successful completion of all phases of the selection process means that you are eligible to be considered for final appointment as a Trooper Trainee. If you are selected as a Trooper Trainee, you will enter the physically and mentally demanding training program at the State Police Academy. This program lasts thirty (30) weeks which includes classroom instruction, practical exercises and physical conditioning. Trainees are required to live at the Academy, Monday through Friday.
After graduation from the program, Trainees are assigned to one of the 11 State Police Troops throughout the state for a probationary period and the job training.
Work Locations: State Police Troops & Districts
- Bridgeport – Troop G / Canaan – Troop B / Litchfield – Troop L / Southbury – Troop A
- Bethany – Troop I / Hartford Bradley Airport – Troop H / Westbrook – Troop F
- Colchester – Troop K / Danielson – Troop D / Montville – Troop E / Tolland – Troop C
Incumbents in this class will be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certification including certification by the Police Officer Standards and Training Council.
New Tattoo Policy: Revised February 25, 2020 to allow covering tattoos on arms with a “sleeve” while head, neck, and hand tattoos are not allowed.
Applicants on Military Duty: Applicants on active military duty should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the possibility of special testing accommodations. Special accommodation for active military personnel should be requested during the application filing period if possible. If not possible, special accommodations must be requested within 4 weeks of return from active military serves. Copies of military orders will be required for all requests.
Frequently Asked Questions: Please visit our Recruitment & Selections FAQ.
Contact Information: Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact the State Police Recruiters Office at (203) 630-8070 or email a recruiter at email@example.com.