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
June 24, 2010
   	On 06-23-10 at approximately 1:30 p.m. Hamden Fire/Police Dispatch received a 
911 call from two hikers in Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden who reported that while hiking
they had discovered a young male at the base of the stone tower in the park who was suffering
from a serious head wound. 
   	EMS responded to the scene provided emergency care to the victim who was later 
identified as Matthew Roche (DOB 3-13-91) of 52 Kimberly Lane, Bristol.   Roche was  
transported to Yale New Haven Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.  

   	State Police Major Crime Detectives responded to the State Park to conduct the
investigation into this death.  The preliminary investigation by State Police Detectives revealed
that the victim fell from the top of the stone tower located inside the park.  There appears 
to be no criminal aspect to this case. 	
   	There was nothing suspicious found and no foul play is suspected.  Investigation 

is continuing by the CT State Police, Central District Major Crime Squad.

          A post mortem examination will be conducted on Thursday by the Office of the Chief

State's Medical Examiner to determine the manner and cause of death.


Lt. J. Paul Vance