Resident State Trooper

Mission Statement

The Connecticut Department of Public Safety is committed to protecting and improving the quality of life for all by providing enforcement, regulatory, and scientific services through prevention, education, and innovative use of technology.


In striving to accomplish our mission, we embody our core values with great PRIDE:

  • Professionalism through an elite and diverse team of trained men and women.
  • Respect for ourselves and others through our words and actions.
  • Integrity through adherence to standards and values that foster public trust.
  • Dedication to service.
  • Equality through fair and unprejudiced application of the law.

Sean PicTrooper Sean Bresnan has been a Connecticut State Trooper since 2018 when he graduated with the 127th Training Troop. Prior to becoming a State Trooper, he spent almost 5 years as a Police Officer in the Town of East Lyme. Although Trooper Bresnan did not grow up in town, he is no stranger to Preston as he has numerous family and friends who have roots here.   “I look forward to continuing the history of providing the town with the superior service as did the previous Resident Troopers before me. I am eager to work for the people of Preston and become more part of the community!”

Kris FisherTrooper Kristofor “Kris” Fisher has been an employee with the state of CT since 2010 and the Connecticut State Police since 2015. Prior to that he worked for the CT DOC, Electric Boat, and was a member of the Rhode Island Army National guard for 16 years. He was deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, as well as assisted rescue efforts in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina amongst other missions.  Trooper Fisher grew up in Westerly, RI and currently lives in Stonington, CT with his wife and 2 children. “I am familiar with the town of Preston through getting my Christmas trees at Oakwood Farm and getting produce from Lopresti’s Farm. I look forward to working for the people of Preston, CT.” 

All police related issues or concerns should be directed to Troop E at 860-848-6500 who dispatch all calls.   Many of these calls get assigned to our Resident Troopers, primarily depending on their schedules and availability, along with the nature of the issue.  As always, 



It’s an asset for Preston to have dedicated Troopers and when you see them on patrol or working at our schools and local events, be sure to welcome them! 

Pistol Permit

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Please be advised that the State of CT is undergoing a new procedure to process pistol permits and all fingerprinting requests.    Effective mid-July 2021, the State system is temporarily suspended yet  you can visit for any updates.  We are hopeful to have information to share once received. 

 View the Pistol Permit Application Process (PDF) for information on obtaining a permit.