As with our agency, the patch of the Connecficut State Police has evolved through many years of tradition. This current patch was implemented in 1983 andincorporates the State Seal and Coat of Arms, as well as the State and American flags. The bottom banner displays the state motto "Qui Transtulit Sustinet." meaning "He who transplanted still sustains."
History of the Connecticut State Police
In May of 1903, Governor Abiram chamberlain signed a legislative act that officially authorized the creation of the "connecticut state police.,' At that time, five men were officially swom in as "State Police Troopers." In 1905, the agency also assumed the responsibility of the state Fire Marshal. A command post was established for the five men in a vacant mansion in the State's Capitol city of Harford. The Troopers hours were long with extensive travel and the pay was a minimal $3.00 per day. Now, a nationally accredited law enforcement agency, the Connecticut state Police have earned a highly respected worldwide reputation as a proud, professional and innovative law enforcement agency. The 1,248 men and women of the State Police provide primary law enforcement services to 82 of the state's 169 cities and towns. These Troopers are stationed at twelve barracks in three districts across the state, including Bradley International Airport. These Troopers proudly serve 3.4 million citizens by patrolling a total of 5,008 square miles, including 600 miles of intentate highways and 7 ,000 miles of secondary roads and towns across the state. Troopers accomplish this major responsibility in various patrol vehicles including cars, 4X4 trucks, motorcycles, boats, airplane and " Trooper One," the State Police helicopter.
The Connecticut State Police regularly provide various support services to local, state and federal agencies across the state and country. These services include: the expertise from a world-renowned Forensic Laboratory, Canine Patrol search & Rescue, Crime scene Investigation, Accident Re-Construction, Narcotics, organized crime Investigation, as well as innovative Resident Trooper and community Policing programs. The state Police Emergency services unit also dispatches members of Bomb Squad, Dive Team, Tactical ream and Aviation and Marine Units to major incidents upon request of any municipality, state or federal agency.
Proudly serving since 1903, the Connecticut state Police - without fear, threat or favor * eagerly look to the future challenges of ensuring public safety throughout the State of Connecticut.
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