State police looking to recruit women

Published on Friday, 19 April 2019 20:10
Written by Charles Paullin


The Connecticut State Police have two upcoming events; one aimed at recruiting women officers, and the other an annual youth week training camp.

On Wednesday, April 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Connecticut Police Academy, 285 Preston Ave., Meriden, the state police Recruitment and Selection Unit will be holding a “Women in Policing” informational session.

Women troopers from patrol and specialized units, including major crimes, firearms training, and K-9, will discuss their background, current assignment, challenges and experience during recruit training, and life as a Connecticut State Trooper, a release announcing the event said.

Guests will have an opportunity to speak with troopers individually or in small groups.

The information session, open to everyone, is geared toward women who have an interest in law enforcement.

The state police are accepting applications for the position of trooper trainee. The application period will close on May 31.

Interested candidates can only apply online at

Additional information about the selection process, qualifications and hiring process updates can be found on their website, Instagram account @ctstatepolice_academy or Facebook account @CTState PoliceRecruitment.

The second event will run from July 28 through Aug. 3. The American Legion Department of Connecticut and Connecticut State Police will hold the annual State Police Youth Week at the Connecticut State Police Training Academy in Meriden.

Youth Week is a law enforcement course for high school students completing their junior year in 2019 at an accredited high school in Connecticut.

Applications and more information can be found online at or through high school guidance counselors, school resource officers, local American Legion posts or the American Legion Department Treasurer at 860-296-0179.

Completed applications, including personal statements, letter of recommendation, and $125 fee, must be received by Friday, May 3, 2019. The application packet and payment must be submitted to The American Legion Department of Connecticut, 864 Wethersfield Ave., Hartford, CT 06114.

Selection date this year will be May 13. If applicants have not heard anything by May 24, contact the American Legion at 860-296-0719.

Charles Paullin can be reached at 860-801-5074 or

Posted in New Britain Herald, General News, New Britain on Friday, 19 April 2019 20:10. Updated: Friday, 19 April 2019 20:12.