State Capitol Police

Chief Luiz Casanova
Address 300 Capitol Avenue
Hartford CT 06106
Phone 860-240-0240
Fax 860-240-0247

Chief’s Message:


Welcome to the Connecticut State Capitol Police Department’s on-line application site.   Thank you for taking the time to visit our site and for your interest in employment with the State Capitol Police.


The Connecticut State Capitol is an exciting and challenging environment.  The State Capitol Police Department has the responsibility of protecting “Democracy" in an environment that must be accessible to the public yet diligently patrolled.  It is the mission of the State Capitol Police Department to support the Connecticut General Assembly by creating a safe and secure environment in which to conduct the legislative process. We carry out this role in a manner that respects the rights and dignity of all persons.


State Capitol Police Officers are highly trained, well equipped professionals.  Officers meet and maintain all police officer certification standards.  In addition to police related training, the Connecticut General Assembly supports continuing personal education through a tuition reimbursement program.


Please take a moment to visit the State Capitol Police Department’s web site at and also to view our on-line recruitment brochure. Links to these sites from have been created.   


If you are the type of person who is interested in working in a progressive and dynamic environment, please apply today.


Good luck and thank you for your interest,


Luiz Casanova

Chief of Police

Testing Requirements







Oral (Assessment) Exam



The components of the selection process are:

  • Submission of employment application
  • Written Test
  • Oral panel Testing
  • Physical Agility Test
  • Background Investigation
    • Character
    • Criminal History
    • Employment History
    • Motor Vehicle Driving Record
  • Psychological Examination
  • Polygraph Examination
    • Educational Background, Current and Prior Police Hiring Processes, Employment and related Issues, Criminal Activity, Use of Alcohol, Motor Vehicle History, Medical History, Sexual Activity, Drug History, Subversive Groups or Gang Activity, Financial History, and Conduct as a Police Officer
  • Conditional Offer of Employment
  • Medical Examination
  • Drug Screening
  • Chief’s Interview

The listing above does not illustrate the exact order in which these components will be administered. The candidate will be eliminated from the process upon failure to meet any one of the testing components outlined above. The officer testing and selection process for the State Capitol Police Department ranges from approximately two (2) to nine (9) months long.

Candidates not offered employment or placed on the eligibility list resulting from this testing process may reapply in a future selection process for the State Capitol Police Department.

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