Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

State Police Sergeant

Recruitment #201116-7990SP-001


The Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection, Division of State Police is currently recruiting for the position of State Police Sergeant in multiple locations throughout Connecticut.  These positions are full-time, and could be on either first (1st), second (2nd) or third (3rd) shift assignments and are available to current employees within the Division of State Police. DESPP is committed to protecting and improving the quality of life for all by providing a broad range of public safety services, training, regulatory guidance and scientific services utilizing enforcement, prevention, education and state of the art science and technology. 

In striving to accomplish our mission, we will 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 merit public trust. 
Dedication to our colleagues, our values, and to the service of others. 
Equality through fair and unprejudiced application of the law.

Since 1903, the Connecticut State Police (CSP) has provided a full range of law enforcement services to the State of Connecticut.  The Division of State Police is comprised of three (3) Districts, Western District, Central District, and Eastern District.  There are currently 11 troops located throughout the state with State Police troopers providing the primary law enforcement services in 79 of the 169 municipalities in Connecticut. 

Additionally, the CSP provides major crime, emergency services, cause and origin investigations and traffic and truck enforcement to the entire state. This announcement will be used to create a pool of candidates to fill future vacancies within DESPP, Division of State Police.  To be considered for these opportunities at any location to the class of State Police Sergeant, you must submit a complete application through JobAps before the closing date.  Permanent assignment to any of these vacancies are subject to all mandatory requirements.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, who has permanent state status*, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application.  
*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period.  For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).
Selection Process: 

Interested candidates must successfully submit their application to the State of Connecticut within the filing period to be considered for hire. 

Candidate Orientation Session:  This session is designed to familiarize eligible candidates with a definition and overview of the testing process.  You will review the specific assessment activities, the assessment dimensions that are the focus and basis of the testing process and guidance as to the expected behavior and how to perform one's best. Candidates will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session. 
Expected duration of these meetings is 1 to 2 hours, with the possibility of multiple sessions to be scheduled based on the number of qualified applicants. 
  • Anticipated Date: January 25, 2021 (multiple sessions possible based on final applicant count)
  • Location: Virtual
  • Duration: 1 to 2 hours 
  • Notification: You will be sent notification on how to access the virtual meeting
Assessment Center: This is a standardized tool for evaluating behavior through a series of exercises that simulate real-life job tasks or situations.  Candidates responses to the exercises are evaluated by trained assessors who observe, record, classify and score the candidates observable behaviors against valid and objective scoring criteria. An example of an exercise candidates may partake in is:

  • Critical Incident - this type of exercise is designed to assess one's ability and readiness to take command of and run an emergency scene or tactical situation. Candidates are given scenarios/problems to which they must respond.  
The assessment center is anticipated to take place the first and second week of March 2021.  Please continue to monitor your email and personal status board for further communication regarding scheduling. 

Certified List: Upon conclusion of the assessment center exercises, the Department of Administrative Services will certify an eligible list in order of ranked score.

Reminders and Notes:

  • Updates during the recruitment process will be provided through email and your account via the JobAps portal. Please be sure to monitor both your personal email and online JobAps status board for notices and announcements. Important Note: be sure to monitor your spam and/or junk email folders as well as email notices could end there in error based on your email settings.
  • Per the CT Acceptable Use Policy, State employees are not allowed to use their State issued email address when applying. Please be sure to use a personal email address. 
  • Please ensure that your application is complete.  You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.  Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application will not be considered for this employment opportunity.  
  • Due to the large number of applications, please do not call/email to confirm receipt or status of your application.  If your application submits successfully, you will receive a pop up confirmation after you submit, in addition to a confirmation email of your application submission.  
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Matt Cronin at Matthew.Cronin@CT.Gov. 


In the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police, this class is accountable for supervising the work of assigned police and civilian personnel in a troop or specialized unit/section.


Supervises, schedules, assigns and reviews work of assigned personnel; interprets laws, rules and regulations to subordinates and the general public; reviews reports prepared by subordinates; follows up on special assignments to ensure completion; supervises continual training and development of personnel; keeps records and submits periodic relevant reports to commanding officer; maintains liaison with other agencies, news media or the public; may investigate complaints of employee misconduct and initiate disciplinary action; may supervise clerical and recordkeeping functions on assigned shift; may review laws, rules and regulations and recommend necessary revisions; performs related duties as required.
AT A TROOP: Acts as shift supervisor for troopers responsible for criminal investigation and patrol; supervises collection and preservation of evidence for court presentation; responds to fatalities or other critical incidents; assists in coordinating troop activities; interacts with various social and regulatory agencies; assists in reviewing operational plans for major crimes or natural disasters and recommends necessary revisions; may perform police patrol duties; may represent troop at meetings with other law enforcement agencies or organizations; may be responsible for proper operation of radio or telephone monitoring systems; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes, regulations and court decisions; considerable knowledge of police practices and investigative procedures; considerable knowledge of area resources; knowledge of principles of modern police administration; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; supervisory ability.


Four (4) years of experience as a Connecticut State Police Trooper above the level of State Police Trooper Trainee.


Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a current Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator's license.


Incumbents in this class must possess sufficient strength, stamina, agility and endurance to perform all the duties of the class.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to danger of assault or injury from assaultive/abusive criminals; may be exposed to risk of injury from automobile or other accidents; may also be exposed to discomforts including working in tiring positions, disagreeable environmental conditions, etc.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.