Connecticut Law Enforcement Salaries

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 Edition, which was released by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the following were the median Connecticut law enforcement salaries as of 2010:

  • Supervisors of Police and Detectives: $81,380
  • Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers: $63,230
  • Detectives and Criminal Investigators: $72,070
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Salaries for Detectives and Criminal Investigators across Connecticut

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk CT
260
75240
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford CT
390
80080
New Haven CT
200
88490
Norwich-New London CT-RI
70
73870
Springfield MA-CT
140
70460
Worcester MA-CT
100
72460

Police Officer and Sheriff Salary in Connecticut

In 2000, Connecticut passed a law which abolished county sheriffs. However, constables are still responsible for acting as municipal officers in their respective localities.

The information below provides a better look at how much the police departments in Connecticut pay their officers:

  • Simsbury Police Department, Certified Police Officer: $52,910 to $77,020
  • Winchester Police Department, Certified Police Officer: $50,328 to $61,616
  • Clinton Police Department, Certified Police Officer: $58,996
  • Old Saybrook Police Department, Entry-Level or Certified: $47,447 to $76,153
  • Weston Police Department, Entry-Level or Certified: $55,121 to $78,155
  • West Hartford Police Department, Entry-Level: $49,712 to $63,050
  • West Haven Police Department, Certified Police Officer: $50,741 to $63,661

Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers Salaries throughout Connecticut

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk CT
1880
64070
Danbury CT
210
64400
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford CT
2280
62650
New Haven CT
1480
62930
Norwich-New London CT-RI
480
56620
Springfield MA-CT
1820
51770
Waterbury CT
300
55910
Worcester MA-CT
1760
58370
Eastern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area
Estimate Not Released
57840

State Trooper Salary in Connecticut

According to the State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, the state trooper salary in Connecticut starts out at $36,223 during academy training. Upon graduation from the academy, the salary increases to $50,011. In addition, the following benefits are also offered:

  • Shift differential of $0.75 per hour
  • Meal allowance of $18.88 per day
  • Cleaning stipend of $500 per year

Police Supervisors and Detectives Salaries throughout Connecticut

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk CT
240
84690
Danbury CT
50
Estimate Not Released
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford CT
530
82790
New Haven CT
260
86890
Norwich-New London CT-RI
110
76920
Springfield MA-CT
300
75450
Worcester MA-CT
210
85750

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