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 all persons.Read More »
The Connecticut State Capitol is the focal point of state government. It is where over 250,000 persons visit each year on legislative business, for education, or tourism.
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 Departments.
State Capitol Police Officers are highly trained, well equipped professionals with statewide jurisdiction…we place an emphasis on training and preparedness. Officers are provided with expertise 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.
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Visitor Security Information - Beginning at the opening of business Thursday August 28, 2014, the security enhancement will be in place and operational in both the Capitol and Legislative Office Building. The process for access is the following: 1) The public entrances are located on the west side of both buildings. Members of the public will be required to walk through a metal detector and have all property scanned through a package scanner. Anyone who does not possess a CGA issued ID/Access card is considered a member of the public.