The State Capitol police currently use marked Ford Crown
Victoria cruisers and have also recently added two new Ford
Police Interceptors to the fleet. The cruisers are fully
equipped with lights, sirens, prisoner cages, Mobile Data
Terminals (MDT) and other emergency equipment.
The dress uniform or Class A uniform consists of
a tailored military blouse with full decorations.
A Sam Brown (shoulder belt) is worn over the
shoulder and connects to the duty belt.
winter uniform or Class B uniform consists of a
tailored long sleeve uniform shirt worn over a
level IIA ballistic vest. Variations of the
uniform may include a black tie, black turtleneck
with open collar or a black military sweater.
The summer uniform or Class C
uniform consists of a tailored short sleeve
uniform shirt worn over a level IIA ballistic
||Fire Detection and Alarm
The Capitol Police monitor and maintain building
fire detection and alarm equipment. The police
evaluate all alarms and request fire department
assistance as required. If you are in one of the
buildings and see the fire strobes flashing,
remain calm and prepare to evacuate the building.
If evacuation is required, the sirens will sound
and an announcement will be made to evacuate with
|COLLECT and MDT computers
The Capitol Police make use of COLLECT/NCIC and
MDT computers (Connecticut OnLine Law Enforcement
Computer Terminal / National Crime Information
Computers and Mobile Data Terminal). These
computers are used to access police related data
statewide and nationwide.
The Capitol Police monitor and maintain security
equipment located throughout the complex. The
system includes closed circuit video, point
specific alarm points and an access system.
Capitol Police communications are also recorded.
Aided Dispatch and reporting databases
A computer network and software package is used
to dispatch officers to calls and record
information. Various reports are completed from
the databases created by dispatch.