State Police, Division of

Agency Website

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Statutory Authority

Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 29-1b(b)

Agency History

1903, Chapter 141 (Public Acts)

Established; Commissioner of State Police was also the State Fire Marshall and State Commissioner of Weights and Measures

1979, Public Act 77-614

Name changed to Division of State Police; placed within the newly created Department of Public Safety

2011, July 1, Public Act 11-51

Placed within the new Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection

Published Histories/Articles

Armstead, George B. The State Services of Connecticut. Published under the direction of the Committee on Public Information and the House Committee on Publications of the General Assembly of the State of Connecticut, 1946. pp. 41-51.

Tighe, Thomas E. The Origins of the Connecticut State Police Department. Thesis published in 1964, Located at Central Connecticut State University, Thesis 352.

Connecticut State Police. Published in 1967 by the Public Information, Education and Youth Division of the Connecticut State Police Department. [CSL Call Number ConnDoc P759cs]

Archived State Police website, as harvested on 2007-03-29, by the Connecticut State Library, Connecticut Digital Archive.

Agency Documents

Check the State Library catalog for availability of publications by the agency:

Annual Reports are located in:

Police Department, 1904-1955 [CSL Call Number ConnDoc. P759]

Archives Record Group : RG 161 (Department of Public Safety)

List of Commissioners


Years of Service


July 13, 1903-1921

Robert T. Hurley

July 21, 1921-1931

A. Sunderland


Edward J. Hickey

July 1, 1939-Sept. 22, 1953

John C. Kelly

Oct. 20, 1953-1959

Leo J. Mulcahy


Col. Cleveland B. Fuessenich


Col. Edward P. Leonard