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


  1. Be 21 years of age by November 1, 2020
  2. Be a United States citizen by the date of appointment
  3. Be in general good health, drug free and have sufficient strength, stamina and
    agility as required by duties of the position
  4. Possess a high school diploma or GED by the completion of training
  5. Be free from felony and Class A or B misdemeanor convictions
  6. Have a good educational and work record and excellent moral character
  7. Have normal hearing, normal color vision and depth perception, binocular vision, distance and near vision (with lenses) must be 20/30 each eye
  8. Obtain a valid Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator's License and
    establish residence in Connecticut before graduating from the Academy
  9. Be in compliance with the Department's tattoo and body modification policies
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