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

Connecticut State Police Patch STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
September 10, 2008

   On Tuesday night, 09-09-08, at approximately 11:23 p.m., New Haven Police were dispatched to a domestic violence call in the city of New Haven. As New Haven Police officers were responding to the call, two police cruisers collided at the intersection of East St. & Chapel Street in New Haven. 

   Preliminary investigation shows that one New Haven Police vehicle was being operated by Officer Diane Gonzalez, age 47, and the other New Haven Police vehicle was operated by Sgt. Dario Aponte, age 43. Both police vehicles entered the intersection (East and Chapel streets) where the collision occurred.  As a result of that initial collision, a third vehicle, being operated by Vernon Montgomery, age 51, of 48 Exchange Street, New Haven, which was reported to have come to a stop to allow the emergency vehicles to pass, was struck by one of the police cruisers.

   New Haven Police Sgt. Dario Aponte was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital Emergency room where was pronounced deceased.

   New Have Police Officer Diane Gonzalez was extricated from the cruiser and transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital and is reported to be in very serious condition.

   New Haven Police Chief James M. Lewis requested the Connecticut State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Squad (C.A.R.S. Unit) to conduct the investigation into this accident.

   This accident remains under investigation by the Connecticut State Police.


LT. J. Paul Vance