Capitol Police Officer – Certified

Hartford, CT
CGA State Capitol Police Department

Salary: $74,253.00 Annually.

Closing Date: 5/29/2024.

Position Summary:

Delivers professional and effective police services to provide a safe and secure environment for legislators, legislative staff and visitors to the State Capitol Complex.

Reports to and works under the direct supervision of a State Capitol Police senior officer, corporal, or sergeant. May also work directly for a lieutenant or the Chief of Police.

Essential Functions:

1. Assigned to Operational and/or Administrative positions as directed by the Chief of Police;
2. Respond to calls for police service or assistance;
3. Required to investigate crimes, make arrests, and subdue individuals;
4. Patrol on foot, by car, or bike if qualified; establish a visible police presence to prevent crime, detect situations requiring police assistance, and render assistance to the public;
5. Provide emergency medical assistance to sick or injured persons;
6. Direct traffic and enforce parking rules and regulations;
7. Interview complainants, victims, and witnesses at the scene of a crime or other incident to gather relevant information;
8. Ensure that order is maintained at legislative hearings and public meetings; responds to complaints of disturbances or disorderly behavior and takes appropriate action;
9. Investigate complaints to determine whether criminal activity has taken place and the appropriate level of enforcement action needed;
10. Exercise judgment to determine whether an arrest should be made and complete the necessary paperwork and procedures when processing an arrested party;
11. Writes reports in narrative form describing events, activities, investigations, or enforcement action taken;
12. Prepare cases for court or give deposition testimony regarding the facts of a case;
13. Maintain police related skills and abilities at an acceptable level; take part in in-service training programs;
14. Provide field training to new recruits as needed;
15. Maintain issued equipment in operating condition;
16. Answer telephones, operate a police radio, receive and dispatch calls for service;
17. Monitor the access control, intrusion detection and CCTV systems;
18. Interact with legislators, legislative staff and citizens;
19. Other lawful tasks as directed by the by the senior officer, corporal, sergeant, lieutenant or the Chief of Police.


  1. Connecticut Police Officers Standards and Training Council certified.
  2. Must possess a valid Connecticut Driver’s License
  3. Must be able to fire and qualify with a State Capitol Police service firearm.
  4. Must possess a thorough knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws.
  5. Knowledge of law enforcement, security practices, and procedures.
  6. Knowledge of the security and fire prevention systems utilized at the State Capitol and LOB.
  7. Knowledge of the computer applications utilized by the State Capitol Police.
  8. Ability to think quickly and act decisively in emergency situations.
  9. Must be able to communicate concise and written instructions.
  10. Must possess excellent interpersonal skills when dealing with staff, legislators, and the public.
  11. Must be able to read written reports prepared by officers and supervisors, and written communications received from the public.
  12. Must be able to work a variety of hours, including night hours.
  13. Must possess good physical condition and good health, stamina, strength, and endurance.
  14. Must hold a current Connecticut Police Officer certification from POST and have 1 year of Policing experience. Out of state certification will be considered if POST deems it comparable.