State Capitol Police - Certified Police Officer

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Department State Capitol Police
Job TitleCertified Police Officer
Salary$72,442 (effective 07/23)
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Hartford, CT

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State Capitol Police Department

Certified Police Officer *Connecticut certification only*

Salary for officer with 1 year or more is $74,253 (effective 7/23)

Application Deadline: 6/1/23

Plus Generous Benefits


Applications are now being accepted for the position of Certified Police Officer with the Connecticut State Capitol Police Department. Applicants must be CT Post Certified to be considered. State Capitol Police Officers patrol a seventeen-acre campus in Downtown Hartford, including the State Capitol and Legislative Office Buildings, garages, and supporting State offices. We work in partnership with the City of Hartford and State Police Departments.   Applications will be accepted until vacancies are filled; the SCPD will develop an eligibility list for certified officer openings. Applications are available to be filled out at

The State Capitol Police Department's testing process includes but is not limited to: Written Test ( must receive 70% to pass), Oral Board, Chief's Interview, Background Investigation, Polygraph Examination, Psychological Examination, Physical Agility Test, and Medical Examination with screening for illegal drugs. Additional information can be found on our department website at


State of CT employee benefits  include:

  • Health and Dental insurance
  • Tier IV State Employee Retirement System
  • Vacation, Sick, and Personal Leave time
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed age, sex, national origin, physical disability or sexual orientation. The Human Resources Department can provide reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need accommodation during the testing process please contact the HR department at

The State Capitol Police Department is an equal-opportunity employer that seeks a diverse group of qualified individuals willing to embrace our mission.

The above positing is intended as a guideline and should not be taken as a complete description of the position and process. 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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