NOT QUITE 21?
Not quite 21, but are thinking about a career with the Connecticut State Police?
Here are a few tips that will better prepare you for a career as a Connecticut State Trooper. As you prepare yourself for the future, we recommend the following:
Avoid criminal behavior - thefts, fights, drug use, and other illegal acts can exclude you from acquiring positions of public trust;
Drive responsibly – a history of motor vehicle accidents and/or violations can compromise your eligibility for employment;
Avoid drugs and alcohol – irresponsible use of these substances is contrary to mature and responsible judgment;
Pursue higher education – advanced education is not required, but expands understanding and develops critical thinking and problem solving skills;
Develop skills important for law enforcement – put done your cellphone and talk to people. Communication and "people" skill are very important along with other skills that demonstrate
initiative and are applicable to public service;
Be a dependable employee – demonstrate responsibility by working hard, being dependable and and have good attendance;
Engage in community service – volunteering with church, youth, or civic groups will show a commitment to public service; and
Keep fit – physical conditioning will improve work performance, enhance health, and reduce stress.
Following these eight simple rules can greatly improve your chances of becoming a law
enforcement officer. Remember, in recent years there have been more than 4,000 people applying for less than 100 positions. The selection process is extremely competitive and even if you don’t
want to follow our advice, someone else will. Be smart and be sure to keep the competitive edge.