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31 Oct 2022

Full-Time State Police Trooper Trainee

State of Connecticut – Posted by mackenziecoleman Connecticut, United States

Job Description

Are you looking for the opportunity to make a positive difference in the community? The time has come – join our dedicated and dynamic team with the Connecticut State Police!
Position Highlights

The State of ConnecticutDepartment of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP), Division of State Police is currently accepting applications to establish a pool of qualified applicants to fill future vacant State Police Trooper Trainee positions across the State.

This is a fantastic opportunity for people who have the desire to make a difference in the community while enjoying a career with work-life balance. A study recently ranked Connecticut as the best state in the United States to be a police officer – there has never been a better time to join our team!

Operational needs of the agency will weigh heavily on the initial assignment of hired Troopers. During the training period, DESPP will work with the State Police Trooper Trainees to identify locations that are geographically compatible to their desired location.

Hired troopers will be required to work various shifts throughout their career. We are seeking trustworthy, motivated, and driven individuals who are able to work well on their own, as well as in a team environment.
What We Can Offer You

The State of Connecticut is committed to providing a safe and thriving environment for our community, and visitors. We believe our employees should receive comprehensive and competitive benefits for choosing to help us best serve our community, which include:

*Salary note: You are entitled to an additional 2.5 hours pay per week for the ½ hour paid meal period.
Our Dedication to Connecticut 

We strive to provide superior Public Safety Services for Connecticut and achieve them through our mission:

DESPP is committed to protecting and improving the quality of life for all by providing a broad range of public safety services, training, regulatory guidance and scientific services utilizing enforcement, prevention, education and state of the art science and technology.

In striving to accomplish our mission, we will embody our core values with great PRIDE:

Professionalism through an elite and diverse team of trained men and women.
Respect for ourselves and others through our words and actions.
Integrity through adherence to standards and values that merit public trust.
Dedication to our colleagues, our values, and to the service of others.
Equality through fair and unprejudiced application of the law.

To learn more about why you should become a Connecticut State Police Trooper, please view the video below. More information can also be found on our Recruitment and Selections website, where you can also learn about life after graduation from the training academy.

How to Apply

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 seven stages:
  • Please ensure that your application is complete. You are unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut. Applicant Support can be reached by email at
  • Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application will not be considered for this employment opportunity. Due to the large volume of applications, please do not call/email to confirm receipt or status of your application. If your application submits successfully, a pop-up confirmation displays, which is followed by a confirmation email. You can view all emailed notices on your Personal Status Board by clicking the date in the Last Notice column for this recruitment.
  • Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception.  Requests should be made to
2. Referral Questions: These questions are designed to allow hiring managers to learn more about your abilities and skills related to the State Police Trooper Trainee position.
  • Referral questions will be asked during the application filing period. Applicants must respond to each to successfully complete their application.
  • Please do not call or email about referral questions or application status.  If you successfully submit on time, you will receive a confirmation page immediately following your submission.
3. Physical Fitness Assessment: Candidates must complete and pass a Physical Fitness Assessment that measures muscular strength, cardiovascular endurance and flexibility. CT State Police will run their Physical Agility Test at Southern Connecticut State University from Tuesday, December 20, 2022 through Friday, December 23, 2022. Please do not call or email for status updates. The CT State Police Selections Unit will contact you directly via your email to schedule testing. Please continue to monitor your email, including spam/junk folders, for all future updates.
Additionally, candidates can obtain a valid CHIP card prior to and in lieu of the CT State Police Physical Agility Test. To register, please follow the instructions on the CHIP Test Schedule.
  Instructional Video Links:
On Orientation Day, applicants must also pass an additional physical agility assessment to secure their seat in 134th TT Academy Class.
4. 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.
5. Background Investigation: Comprehensive review of employment, attendance, education, training, criminal, motor vehicle and credit history.
6. Psychological Evaluation: Combination of written tests and interviews to assess suitability for employment in law enforcement.
7. Medical Evaluation: Comprehensive physical examination, including drug screening.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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