Selection Process

The Connecticut State Police hiring process is extensive; the time from application to appointment can take several months.  The application to hire process is separated into six stages:

1. Application Period: The application period will open on February 18, 2020, and close at 11:59 p.m. EST on March 13, 2020.

2. Physical Fitness Assessment: Candidates must take and pass a Physical Fitness Assessment that measures muscular strength, cardiovascular endurance and flexibility.  Valid CHIP cards will be accepted prior to the CT State Police Physical Ability Test. 


3. Polygraph Examination: Inquiries concerning employment history; driving history; medical history; financial history; gambling history; illegal possession, use and sale of drugs/narcotics; criminal activity; military history; illegal sexual activity; use of alcohol; general personal data; prior conduct in police/security/corrections fields; subversive, revolutionary or gang activity; basic honesty and integrity.

4. Background Investigation:  Comprehensive review of employment, education, training, criminal, motor vehicle and credit history.

5. Psychological Evaluation: Combination of written tests and interviews to assess suitability for employment in law enforcement.

6. Medical Evaluation: Comprehensive physical examination, including drug screening.

State Police Recruit Training Program

Successful completion of all phases of the selection process means that you are eligible to be considered for final appointment as a Trooper Trainee.  If you are selected as a Trooper Trainee, you will enter the physically and mentally demanding training program at the State Police Academy.  This program lasts thirty (30) weeks and includes classroom instruction, practical exercises and physical conditioning.  Trainees are required to live at the Academy Monday through Friday.  After graduation from the program, Trainees are assigned to one of the 11 State Police Troops throughout the state for a probationary period and on the job training. Candidates who are not selected for employment, are welcome to reapply and undergo retesting in any subsequent process.

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Connecticut State Police Headquarters

1111 Country Club Rd

Middletown, CT 06457

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