State Capitol Police Officers patrol a seventeen-acre campus in Downtown Hartford that includes the State Capitol, Legislative Office Buildings, garages, supporting State offices, and the Old State House. We work in partnership with all Connecticut municipal police agencies and the State of Connecticut Department of Public Safety.
State Capitol Police Officers are highly trained, prepared, well-equipped professionals with statewide jurisdiction. We place an emphasis on building relationships with members of the community. Community policing is the core of our operating philosophy. At the Capitol Police Department, community policing is not restricted to an officer, a unit or a program, rather it is meant to be an overall philosophy that requires the support and participation of every member of the Capitol Police Department. It is an organizational strategy built on the foundation of partnerships and problem solving. In order to establish legitimacy and trust, it is vital that every member of the Police Department work to create strong, effective partnerships with community members, and stakeholders. I will challenge every member of the department to join me in the building and embracing of creating new relationships, while strengthening existing ones. I cannot overstate the importance of this practice. It is fundamental to maintaining trust within our community and continuing our reputation as guardians within our community.