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



Winter Storm Warnings Issued for Most of the State, Brutal Cold Conditions

To Remain for Several Days

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy this afternoon announced that he will activate the state’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2018, in order to monitor storm conditions across the state and quickly coordinate any support that may be necessary.

“After assessing the situation with emergency management officials and key agency commissioners, we will activate the EOC beginning at 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning,” Governor Malloy said.  “We are continuing to monitor this storm very closely as a slight shift in track could change the forecasted snowfall totals and impacts across the state.”

The current forecast is calling for snow to begin around 2:00 a.m. Thursday near the southeast Connecticut coast and spread northwest into the Hartford area by 5:00 a.m.  The snow is forecast to become moderate around 7:00 a.m. with increasing north winds that will gust at times to 50 miles per hour by noon.  During the afternoon, very heavy snow is expected at rates between 1 to 3 inches per hour with strong winds gusting at times between 50 to 60 miles per hour that will cause blowing and drifting of snow and reduce visibility to near zero.  The snow is forecast to end from west to east beginning between 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.  Bitterly cold conditions are expected to remain throughout the night with lows between zero and 10 degrees and winds gusting between 30 and 40 miles per hour that will cause wind chills to drop to -20 degrees at times.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has 634 state trucks and roughly 200 private contractors prepared to respond to the storm.  Materials such as salt, liquid magnesium chloride, and spare parts are stockpiled at roughly 50 CTDOT satellite facilities throughout the state.  The department also has 17 industrial/loader-mounted snow blowers that are capable of each moving 1,500 tons of snow per hour.

On Tuesday, Governor Malloy ordered the state’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol to remain in effect through Monday, January 8 at 5:00 p.m.  The protocol directs certain state agencies to coordinate services that help the most vulnerable receive protection from the cold.  A listing of all available shelters and warming centers that have been opened throughout the state can be found by calling 2-1-1 or visiting


For Immediate Release: January 3, 2018

Contact: David Bednarz

Office of Governor Dannel P. Malloy

860-524-7315 (office)

860-770-9792 (cell)

Contact: Scott DeVico

Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection

203-525-6959 (cell)