Thank you for your interest and welcome to the Connecticut State
Capitol Police Department’s website. We are a law enforcement
agency whose core values are
Honor, Integrity, Duty, Respect, and Tolerance.
The Connecticut State Capitol is the focal point of state
government. It is where government occurs and over 100,000 persons
visit each year on legislative business, for education, or tourism.
It is an exciting and challenging environment that is the site of
democracy, celebration, demonstration and protest. No two days are
Serving in a new world, the State Capitol Police Department has the
awesome responsibility of "Protecting Democracy" in an environment
that must be accessible to the public yet diligently patrolled. It
is the mission of the State Capitol Police Department to support the
Connecticut General Assembly by creating a safe and secure
environment in which to conduct the legislative process. We carry
out this role in a manner that respects the rights and dignity of
State Capitol Police Officers patrol a seventeen acre campus in
Downtown Hartford that includes the State Capitol and Legislative
Office Buildings, garages, supporting State offices, and the Old
State House and campus located on Main Street. We work in
partnership with the City of Hartford and the State Police
State Capitol Police Officers are highly trained, well equipped
professionals…we place an emphasis on training and preparedness.
Officers are provided with know how and the most up-to-date
equipment and technology available to do their job. Officers meet
and maintain police officer certification standards, as mandated by
state law and regulated by the Police Officer Standards and Training
Council. The department has been nationally accredited through the
Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA)
since 2003. The department also earned state accreditation in
2006. Professionalism and pride are second nature at the State
Capitol Police Department.
Please take a moment to visit the State Capitol Police Department’s
recruitment page at
Chief Walter Lee Jr.
State Capitol Police Department