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

Public Information Office

Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Public Information Office

The Public Information Office (PIO) gathers and disseminates timely and accurate information regarding law enforcement efforts to the public through various print and broadcast media in the state of Connecticut.

Through the media, the PIO staff brings information to the public. This information might include serious highway accidents, missing persons or help wanted from potential witnesses to crimes or accidents. Information is distributed to Connecticut citizens through new releases, press conferences and special events. The PIO office of the Connecticut State Police is committed to ensuring that the public is aware of our activities, our services and our presence.

Click on the “press releases” link at left for the latest news from the Connecticut State Police. Click on “FAQs” for the most frequently asked questions of the PIO office.


Trooper First Class Christine Jeltema (Public Information Office)

TFC JeltemaTrooper First Class Christine Jeltema graduated from the Connecticut State Police Training Academy in 2004. She has served as a patrol trooper at Troop A in Southbury and Troop H in Hartford, including Bradley International Airport. Her most recent assignment was at the State Police Training Academy, where she was the State Police Youth Week Coordinator and Recruit Experiential Training Coordinator.  She also has instructed in Mental Health First Aid, Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking, Legal Updates and Workplace Violence.  TFC Jeltema is a Domestic Violence Liaison with Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence and serves as a S.T.O.P.S. (State Trooper Offering Peer Support) volunteer with CSP. In addition, TFC Jeltema serves in the CT Army National Guard, where she holds the rank of Major. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Western CT State University.


Trooper Josue Dorelus (Public Information Office)

Trooper Josue Dorelus

Trooper Josue Dorelus graduated from the State Police Training Academy in December 2014. He was assigned to Troop I in Bethany until June 2018 when he was transferred to the Public Information Office. Trooper Dorelus earned a B.A. from Southern Connecticut State University.








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