Not a well-known fact about me, back in the glorious 80's, I was a dispatcher for the Watertown, CT PD, Fire and 911. It was my first taste of broadcasting over public airwaves, and it gave me a deep appreciation for what law enforcement officers go through on the daily.

I've never had aspirations to be an officer, I'm too physically limited, and I would never pass the fitness tests, let alone the background check. But I know that there are plenty of people willing and able to accept a career as a state trooper.

If that is a career that you've considered, the Connecticut State Police are hiring. Obviously there are quite a few requirements in order to be considered:

You have to be 21 years of age by 11-1-20, a US citizen, be in general good health and drug free, have a high school diploma or GED, felony free, and normal hearing and vision. There are a couple of other stipulations regarding tattoos and CT residency, but those are the major points.

If you think you could pass all of those requirements, the State of Connecticut would like to accept your application. Find out more about the hiring and apply online at BEACONNECTICUTTROOPER.COM