State Capitol Police - Certified Police Officer

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Department State Capitol Police
Job TitleCertified Police Officer
Deadline Jun 1, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Location Hartford, CT
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State Capitol Police Department

Applications are now being accepted for the position of Certified Level Police Officer with the Connecticut State Capitol Police Department. 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. Applications are available to be filled out at



>Starting salary: $74,252



>Health and Dental insurance

>Tier IV State Employee Retirement System

>Vacation, Sick, and Personal Leave time

>Voluntary Supplemental 457 Defined Contribution Plan

>Group Life Insurance

>Tuition Reimbursement


About Us:

The Connecticut State Capitol Police Department is a distinguished law enforcement agency committed to protecting the heart of Connecticut with unwavering dedication and professionalism. As the primary law enforcement agency responsible for protecting the Capitol building, its surrounding grounds, and the individuals who frequent these spaces, we hold ourselves to the highest standards of integrity, excellence, and service.

With a storied legacy spanning five decades, the Connecticut State Capitol Police Department has earned recognition for its commitment to upholding the principles of law enforcement excellence. We are proud to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), a testament to our steadfast adherence to best practices and our ongoing pursuit of operational excellence.

At the heart of our mission lies a deep-seated dedication to community engagement and collaboration. Through proactive outreach efforts, community policing initiatives, and partnerships with local organizations, we strive to build trust, foster positive relationships, and address the evolving needs of our diverse population.

As members of public safety, we recognize the importance of continuous improvement and accountability. Our CALEA accreditation underscores our commitment to transparency, professionalism, and the highest standards of service delivery. By adhering to rigorous accreditation standards, we demonstrate our unwavering commitment to excellence in every facet of our operations.

We invite passionate individuals who share our values and dedication to service to join us in our noble mission. Together, we can uphold the safety and security of Connecticut's capital city and beyond. Join the Connecticut State Capitol Police Department and be part of a tradition of excellence and service that makes a lasting difference in our community.


Minimum Qualifications:

>Current valid CPCA Certified Police Officer exam score. Please visit to learn about CPCA exam dates. 

>Have no Class A or Class B misdemeanor convictions or any act of perjury or false statement.

>Have no felony convictions.


Candidates will be selected for interviews based on a review of their application materials and exam scores.






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 posting 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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Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

Applicants are responsible for checking their email and logging into their PoliceApp, PublicSafetyApp, FireFighterApp or EmployementApp account to monitor for emails, scheduling and process updates.

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