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"



Training Unit: The Connecticut State Capitol Police Department Training Unit consists of one Sergeant who reports to the Operations Support Commander, a Lieutenant. The Training Sergeant is responsible for ensuring that officers remain certified to perform their sworn duties. This is accomplished by scheduling a minimum of 40 hours of mandatory training for each officer on an annual basis, a departmental standard that far exceeds state requirements. This includes recording, scheduling, and researching current training issues. The Training Sergeant also coordinates career development, police applicant background investigations and the field training program.

Security Technicians: The Connecticut State Capitol Police Department has civilian members of the department assigned to the position of Security Technicians. Security Technicians are assigned to strategic entry points on the State Capitol Campus. The Security Technicians have a background in law enforcement and private security. They assist in creating a safe environment for the legislators, staff, and citizens.

Bike Patrol: The Connecticut State Capitol Police Department Bike Patrol Squad was formed in 2003 thanks to the efforts of Chief William Morgan and Officer First Class Mark Baldwin.The Bike Patrol Squad focuses on assisting the public, crime prevention, deterrent patrol checks and special event assistance. The Bike Patrol allows for greater visibility and faster response for service.

Honor Guard: The Connecticut State Capitol Police Department (SCPD) Honor Guard is a ceremonial unit comprised of volunteer officers who have committed themselves to the time and training required for this specialized duty. They are highly respected for their attention to detail and precision in representing the SCPD and all its members.

K-9 Unit: The Connecticut State Capitol Police Department K-9 Unit was formed in 2014 as part of security upgrades made to the State Capitol Campus. Because of their specialized training in explosives detection, the K-9 teams plays a significant role in creating a safe and secure environment in which to conduct the legislative process. The K-9 teams accomplish this by conducting security sweeps and searching packages that come into the Legislative Office Building and State Capitol Building. The K-9's visible presence acts as deterrent to those who seek to do us harm.

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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