State Police Headquarters Modified Services/Hours
  • Announcement for New Pistol Permit Applicants Only - 5/26/2021
  • Effective June 15, 2020, DESPP-HQ Fingerprint Identification Unit will re-open for in person fingerprinting requestsby appointment only. - 6/5/2020
  • Effective June 15, 2020, DESPP-HQ Reports and Records will re-open for in person requestsby appointment only. For information or to schedule your appointment please click HERE - 6/5/2020
  • At this time, pistol permit renewals will continue to be done by mail only.
  • Fingerprinting Limitations and License Expiration/Renewal extensions; view documentHERE- 4/30/2020
  • Suspension of requirements for unarmed security guards from other states; view documentHERE- 4/30/2020
  • Still regular business hours for Sex Offender Registry and Deadly Weapons Offender Registry- 4/30/2020
  • No service for guard cards (see Governor Lamont’s Executive Order changes to licensing requirements HERE )- 4/30/2020
  • Individuals will be asked to wait outside until called into the building- 4/30/2020

Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit

The Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit conducts cause and origin of fires and arson investigations; circus, carnival ride and amusement park inspections; hazardous materials and explosives licensing and investigations; licensing and permits of fireworks and special effects displays; and training in all of these areas.

For additional information contact:

Connecticut State Police
Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit
269 Maxim Road
Hartford, CT  06114
Telephone: 860-706-5600

For requests for assistance in the field, please call the 24 hour emergency line at the State Police Message Center at 1-800-842-0200