Be the Change
you want to see in Connecticut
The application process is currently OPEN.
Candidates who are not selected for employment, are welcome to reapply and undergo testing in any subsequent process. Click below to get a headstart and start your master application.
Be 21 years of age.
Be in general good health, drug free and have sufficient strength, stamina and agility as required by duties of the position.
Possess a high school diploma or GED by the completion of training.
Be free from felony and Class A or B misdemeanor convictions.
Have a good educational and work record and excellent moral character.
Have normal hearing, normal color vision and depth perception, binocular vision, distance and near vision (with lenses) must be 20/30 each eye.
Obtain a valid Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator's License and establish residence in Connecticut before graduating from the Academy.
Be in compliance with the Department's tattoo and body modification policies.
Read the policy by clicking the "Tattoo Policy" tab.
Physical Fitness Assessment
The Physical Fitness test is comprised of 4 events. The exercises measure muscular strength, cardiovascular endurance, and anaerobic power. (i.e., sit-ups, 300 meter run, push-ups and 1.5 mile run). You should begin preparing for this section of the test as soon as possible.
One Minute Sit-Up Test
300 Meter Run Test
One Minute Push-Up Test
1.5 Mile Run Test
For more information on our Physical Fitness Assessment Click Below:
The Connecticut State Police will accept valid CHIP cards. Applicants are strongly encouraged to obtain a CHIP card which can be obtained at the candidates own expense, and submitted to CSP Recruitment upon request. For more information click below: