Police Academy CT- General Information

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The Connecticut Police Academy is approximately 22 weeks long. Recruit officers reside at the Academy from 8 a.m. on Monday to 6 p.m. Friday each week. Recruits must successfully pass, with a grade of 70% or better, each of 17 different academic areas as well as successfully pass each of a series of different practical skill areas (currently 12). Additionally, recruits must complete a field and departmental training program consisting of a minimum of 400 additional hours.

A Day at the CT State Police Academy

Police Academy CT – Training

As a Police Recruit, you receive comprehensive training from the professional instructors at the Connecticut Police Academy.  This training includes:

  • Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement
    Constitutional Law
    State statutes
    City ordinances
    Federal, state and local courts
  • Defense Tactics & Control Techniques
    Use of firearms
    Use of  the expandable baton
    Unarmed defense
    Emergency vehicle operation
    Officer survival
    Aerosol weapons
  • Criminal Investigation
    Principles and techniques of interviewing
    Crimes against persons & property
    Vice and organized crime
    Arson investigation
    Crime scene investigation
    Report writing
  • Police Response to Community Problems
    Community policing
    Conflict resolution
    Domestic violence
    Community social services
    Child abuse and neglect
    Mental illness
    Substance abuse
    Patrol procedures and techniques
    Traffic safety and enforcement
    DUI enforcement
    First Aid/CPR

CT  State Police Academy Experience

After graduation from the CT police academy you will become a Police Officer and be assigned to work with an experienced Field Training Officer.  Your on-the-job training will equip you with the special skills and knowledge that are necessary in the law enforcement field.

CT State Police Recruit- Benefits

While in the CT police academy you will be eligible for health insurance and holiday pay. You will be issued department uniforms, equipment and firearm.

Connecticut State Police Officer- Benefits

Upon graduation from the CT police academy you will be eligible for all Town benefit programs, including:

Vacation – 10 days per year, increasing after five, ten, fifteen and twenty years.
Holidays – Twelve paid holidays per year
Sick Leave – 10 days per year with a disability policy for long term disability and illness
Retirement – Paid retirement after 25 years of service at 50% of three highest paid years.
Other Benefits – health insurance, group life insurance, tuition reimbursement, uniform allowance, credit union, Police Benefit Fund, injury leave, Worker’s Compensation, disability income insurance, accidental death & dismemberment insurance.

*If you are selected for the Police Academy, you will be hired as a Police Recruit.  Upon graduation from the academy you will be promoted to Police Officer.

 

Connecticut State Police Districts

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Troops

The CSP is divided into 11 troops, each of which has a Lieutenant Troop Commander, a master sergeant, Executive officer, several patrol sergeants, a detective unit, and a full complement of personnel for patrol. The “resident troopers” in that troop area are also assigned to the troop. Additionally, each troop has its own dispatchers and clerical unit, and most have one or more mechanics to service the fleet.

Some troops, because of their location, are tasked primarily with highway patrol functions while other troops in more rural areas serve as rural police, i.e.: response to crimes, patrol of towns and neighborhoods, and providing police services to many Connecticut towns that do not have police departments of their own. (Connecticut has no County Sherriff Department).

  • A – Southbury
  • B – Canaan
  • C – Tolland
  • D – Danielson
  • E – Montville
  • F – Westbrooke
  • G – Bridgeport
  • H – Hartford
  • I – Bethany
  • K – Colchester
  • L – Litchfield
  • H @ Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Troop H – Hartford at BIA supports Airport security functions as airport police, incident investigation, and backs up the airport management. It has works the U.S. Customs Service and the DEA.

Connecticut Police Departments:

  • Ansonia Police Department
  • Avon Police Department
  • Berlin Police Department
  • Bethel Police Department
  • Bloomfield Police Department
  • Branford Police Department
  • Bridgeport Police Department
  • Bridgeport Park Police Department
  • Bristol Police Department
  • Brookfield Police Department
  • Canton Police Department
  • Cheshire Police Department
  • Clinton Police Department
  • Coventry Police Department
  • Cromwell Police Department
  • Danbury Police Department
  • Darien Police Department
  • Derby Police Department
  • East Hampton Police Department
  • East Hartford Police Department
  • East Haven Police Department
  • East Lyme Police Department
  • East Windsor Police Department
  • Easton Police Department
  • Enfield Police Department
  • Fairfield Police Department
  • Farmington Police Department
  • Glastonbury Police Department
  • Granby Police Department
  • Greenwich Police Department
  • Groton City Police Department
  • Groton Town Police Department
  • Groton Long Point Police Department
  • Guilford Police Department
  • Hamden Police Department
  • Hartford Police Department
  • Madison Department of Police Services
  • Manchester Police Department
  • Mansfield Police Department
  • Meriden Police Department
  • Middlebury Police Department
  • Middletown Police Department
  • Milford Police Department
  • Monroe Police Department
  • Montville Police Department
  • Naugatuck Police Department
  • New Britain Police Department
  • New Canaan Police Department
  • New Haven Police Department
  • New London Police Department
  • New Milford Police Department
  • Newington Police Department
  • Newtown Police Department
  • North Branford Police Department
  • North Haven Police Department
  • Norwalk Police Department
  • Norwich Police Department
  • Old Saybrook Police Department
  • Orange Police Department
  • Plainfield Police Department
  • Plainville Police Department
  • Putnam Police Department
  • Ridgefield Police Department
  • Rocky Hill Police Department
  • Seymour Police Department
  • Shelton Police Department
  • Simsbury Police Department
  • South Windsor Police Department
  • Southbury Police Department
  • Southington Police Department
  • Stamford Police Department
  • Stonington Police Department
  • Stratford Police Department
  • Suffield Police Department
  • Thomaston Police Department
  • Torrington Police Department
  • Trumbull Police Department
  • Vernon Police Department
  • Wallingford Police Department
  • Waterbury Police Department
  • Waterford Police Department
  • Watertown Police Department
  • West Hartford Police Department
  • West Haven Police Department
  • Weston Police Department
  • Westport Police Department
  • Wethersfield Police Department
  • Willimantic Police Department
  • Wilton Police Department
  • Winchester Police Department
  • Windsor Police Department
  • Windsor Locks Police Department
  • Wolcott Police Department
  • Woodbridge Police Department

*Fun Fact: The Connecticut State Police uniform has been awarded the nations “Best Dressed State Agency” on numerous occasions; three times since 1985.

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