Connecticut State Capitol Police
|Connecticut State Capitol Police|
Connecticut State Capitol Police patch
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Size||17-acre (69,000 m2)|
|Headquarters||300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut, United States|
|Agency executive||Walter Lee Jr., Chief|
In 1974, the Connecticut State Legislature created the "Office of the State Capitol Police". The operations of the State Capitol Police were supervised by the Connecticut State Police under the direction of the Joint Committee of Legislative Management, until 1996 when the Legislature reorganized the department as an independent police agency. The State Capitol Police Department maintains statewide jurisdiction and arrest powers to accommodate the diverse nature of their work.
National accreditation was granted to the State Capitol Police Department by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies on March 22, 2003. Officers meet and maintain police officer certification standards, as mandated by state law and regulated by the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council.
The State Capitol Police Department was formerly led by (the now deceased) Chief Michael J. Fallon, a retired Assistant Chief of the City of Hartford Police Department.
On June 12, 2010, Walter Lee Jr. was appointed chief of police.
- One chief
- Two lieutenants
- Five sergeants
- Six corporals
- 19 officers
- 22 security technicians
- One executive secretary
- List of law enforcement agencies in Connecticut
- Connecticut General Assembly
- Connecticut State Capitol
- "History". State Capitol Police - Connecticut. Retrieved December 2014. Check date values in:
- "Lee Named New Chief of Conn. Capitol Police". Boston Globe. June 21, 2010.
- "Roster". State Capitol Police - Connecticut. Retrieved December 2014. Check date values in:
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