Welcome to the website of the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.
From the original five Connecticut State Police Officers that first served the state in 1903 to the more than 1500 employees that currently serve the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, our mission of protecting and improving the quality of life for the citizens of Connecticut has remained constant. As the State of Connecticut has grown, the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection has expanded and adapted to address the ever-changing public safety issues that face our citizens. From our origins in the enforcement of liquor and vice laws to current challenges that include training, natural disasters, terrorist threats, criminal activity and forensic services, we are committed to developing effective and innovative strategies to meet the challenges we face.
The ever expanding scope of the department is evident in the six divisions that comprise Emergency Services and Public Protection: the Division of State Police; the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security; the Division of Statewide Emergency Telecommunications; the Division of Scientific Services; the Division of Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POSTC) and the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control/Connecticut Fire Academy.
Each division strives to achieve the goals of the departmentís mission statement of protecting and improving the quality of life for all by providing enforcement, training, regulatory and scientific services.
We recognize that safe roadways, homes, businesses and communities do not happen by chance. They happen when those in public safety protect those they serve, educate them on the dangers they face and maintain open lines of communication. We urge you to use this website as a tool to achieve these goals.
If we can be of any assistance to you, please contact us by email, letter or at the direct numbers listed on the website. You can also visit the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Headquarters in Middletown.
Reuben F. Bradford