Resident State Trooper
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.
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 www.ct.gov/DESPP 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.