We generally run CT Guard Card courses almost every Wednesday & Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Weekday evening courses are available upon request.

Our classes are offered at: 58 Renshaw Drive East Haven, CT 06512.

I offer on site training for Security companies in need of a large number of applicant
certifications at once.  Group & DOC discounts are available. Inquire by email or phone

Group discounts are available.
Complimentary Snacks and Drinks Offered
You can simply register & pay online or call 203-907-6594 with any questions.

 

Mar
10
Sun
2019
Security Manager / Supervisor Seminar Sunday March 10th @ LJB Security Training LLC
Mar 10 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Security Manager / Supervisor Certification Seminar

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This is a one day 8 hour Certification Seminar

As you know, without proper supervision of your security officers your contracts are in jeopardy. All security officers need to be knowledgeable of their duties on the various assignments. This can only be accomplished through post orientation by well-informed supervisors with basic supervision qualities. This training Program gives your managers and supervisors a quantum leap over other company supervisors. The Program consists of Intro to Security, Basic Supervision training and Post Orientation training, and Public Relations.

The Supervisor Training Program is an inclusive program ideal for security managers / supervisors for any security organization.

Unique and flexible, Security Supervision and Management Program course is designed to meet the needs of the security manger and supervisor. Candidates accepted into the program must successfully complete all course material and a certification exam.

Each potential manager / supervisor will be provided with a field training manual as well. The field training manual will get you through the rough beginning transition from officer to manager or supervisor and serve as a reference for all future security endeavors. This manual is renowned in the industry as one of the leading security manager / supervisor field training manuals. It will serve not only as an excellent source of information for the course, but as a valuable reference the practitioner or student. It is also an excellent text for upper level courses in Security Management, Homeland Security and similar disciplines.

Topics that will be covered in the course: (partial list):

  • Future of private security
  • Security personnel selection
  • Motivation and evaluation
  • Security officer scheduling
  • Interpersonal communications
  • Staff training and development
  • Company policies and procedures
  • Managing/supervising to reduce liability
  • Testimony in court
  • Risk and crisis management
  • Statistical analysis
  • Investigations
  • Legal aspects of security
  • Sexual harassment
  • Security medical response
  • Designing operations centers
  • Security technologies
  • Workplace violence
  • Crime prevention/community relations
  • Supervisor’s role in training
  • Testing for learning retention

Candidates will receive the following: 

  • Security Manager / Supervisor Field Training Manual 
  • Security Manager / Supervisor Certification from LJB Security Training and Consulting Premised that you participate and meet the following guidelines.

Program Guidelines:

  • Review Security Supervision and Management Field Training Manual.
  • Take a comprehensive exam. Questions are multiple choice questions/true/false
  • Examination graded, 70% accuracy required.
  • Successful completion – Completion Certificate Awarded. 

Should the candidate elect to proceed with the Certified Security Company Owner Course get in touch with me and I will review the qualifications, implications, tuition, and fees with you and we will proceed from there.

Location: 58 Renshaw Drive East Haven, CT 06512

Price: $350

These courses will be taught by me (Lou Bonito) personally. I have taught similar topics at the University of New Haven and Gateway Community College and I’ve been doing security and security management and supervision since 2005 as well as corrections since 1994. 

LJB Security Training | Get CT's Mandatory Security Officer (Guard Card) With Our 1-Day Certification Course                          

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Mar
11
Mon
2019
Report Writing for Managers Training Seminar Monday, March 11th @ LJB Security Training LLC
Mar 11 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Report Writing for Managers Training Seminar

In most states, including Connecticut it is responsibility of the Security Supervisor or Manager to instruct security officers under their employ on report writing. This Report Writing Training Program teaches your security officers how to write a report narrative, techniques for taking notes in the field and the importance of writing comprehensive reports. The Program includes the instructor’s manual with both report training Report Writing and Writing Reports. Although the names are similar each video approaches writing reports with different points of view.

Location: 58 Renshaw Drive East Haven, CT 06512

Tuition cost: $200

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Report Writing 1 & 2

10 Question test and answer key

Report writing is an essential responsibility for all security officers. It is also the most difficult. To ease this difficulty, LJB Security Training and Consulting offers this easy-to-understand training lesson plan. This training session not only explains the purpose of report writing but it also has action that highlights the instructor as he teaches.
This report writing training session includes but is not limited to:

o    The purpose of report writing

o    Accountability in reports

o    Daily log, incident reports, and more

o    Making a report narration

o    The who, what, where, when and why of report writing

o    Understanding military time

o    Keeping reports clear, concise and complete

o    Setting up and using a notebook

 

o    Making copies of reports

o    Reports and litigation

o    Reports reduce liability

o    Reporting malfunctions on posts

o    Reporting defective company equipment

o    Reading reports

o    The chain of custody

o   And more …

 

Writing Reports Training Session

10 Question test and answer key, The Writing Report lesson plan is the counterpart to the Report Writing lesson plan. This session’s focus on the techniques needed to write clear and straightforward reports. It gives the security officer guidelines to reduce entering repetitive information. This session comes with a sample templates of over 30 assorted sample reports that can be printed out over and over. Issue all or some of them to your security officers to use in the field as outline samples. This following is a partial list of the topics covered in this session. There is also a list of some types of reports in the Writing Reports Outline Samples template.

Topics

·        Analyzing a Report

·        Report Composure

·        Taking Notes

·        Straightforward Reports

·        Report Requirements

·        And More…

·        Sample Report Categories

·        Vehicle Theft

·        Lost Property

·        Juvenile Contact

·        Indecent Exposure

·        Arson

·        Prowler

 

•                   Child Endangerment

•                   Robbery

•                   Illegal Dumping

•                   False Report

•                   Assault with a deadly weapon

•                   Suspicious Person

•                   Accident / Medical

•                   Police Assistance

•                   Employee theft

•                   Burglary

•                   And more…

 

Course Description

LJB Security Training & Consulting has conducted a multitude of training for security companies, corporations, and small businesses. Now it is easier than ever to provide accurate, up-to-date OSHA training for your employees. LJB Security Training & Consulting is a leader in providing OSHA-based training which will help you meet OSHA requirements and help create a safer, more productive workplace for your employees. 

Each training program comes with a variety of printable materials specific to that topic. These files include the following items: program outline, employee quiz and answer key, pertinent OSHA regulation(s), site-specific information, training certificate, & Pocket Card for writing reports. 

  • Report Writing Manual
  • Topical Training Outline
  • Employee Quiz & Trainer Answer Key
  • Completion Certificate
  • Reports
Incident – Accident Investigation for Managers Training Seminar Monday, March 11th @ LJB Security Training LLC
Mar 11 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Incident – Accident Investigation for Managers Training Seminar

This is an industry standard training course certified by OSHA  for instructing managers and human resource personnel in the skill of taking and investigating a sexual harassment complaint according to OSHA standards and regulations using OSHA paperwork.

Location: 58 Renshaw Drive East Haven, CT 06512

Tuition cost: $200

 

Every day someone is injured on a job, becomes ill from a work-related hazard or is fatally wounded while at work.  Many times these situations are attributed to and called an unfortunate “accident.” The reality is most, if not all, workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths could be avoided by providing a true safety culture.

While they may be unplanned and unwanted, accidents are generally not unavoidable.

Program includes:

16 page booklet is an excellent resource to complement our training program, and addresses the following areas:

Accident or incident

Reasons for investigating

Root cause analysis

Steps of the investigation

Investigation kit

Documentation

Interviewing employees

Determining root cause and corrections

 Course Description

LJB Security Training & Consulting has conducted a multitude of training for security companies, corporations, and small businesses. Now it is easier than ever to provide accurate, up-to-date OSHA training for your employees. LJB Security Training & Consulting is a leader in providing OSHA-based training which will help you meet OSHA requirements and help create a safer, more productive workplace for your employees. 

Each training program comes with a variety of printable materials specific to that topic. These files include the following items: program outline, employee quiz and answer key, pertinent OSHA regulation(s), site-specific information, training certificate, & Incident Investigation manual.

  • Incident Investigation Manual
  • Topical Training Outline
  • Employee Quiz & Trainer Answer Key
  • Completion Certificate
  • Incident Investigation Supplemental Documents
Mar
13
Wed
2019
Mandatory Security Officer Certification Class for CT Guard Card Wednesdays @ LJB Security Training LLC
Mar 13 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

This is the Connecticut mandatory class for Security Officer Certification CT Guard Card.

The class goes over all the basics about the Security Industry and how to be a Security Officer.

It also covers all the laws pertaining to the security industry in CT, all the state laws governing self defense and use of force, and the laws governing citizen’s arrest in Connecticut.

We cover the use of force continuum, fire safety, the history of security, work place violence, terrorism, fire safety, communication skills, and many other aspects of the security industry.

***Important Info- I show you where the jobs are and explain how to get them!!!***

The cost is $100.

Location: 58 Renshaw Dr East Haven, Ct 06512.

Also, the CT State Police have informed us that there is a state statute that now waives the class for veterans, active military, reserves and national guard. They have also informed us that they will now waive this education course to all retired law enforcement officers. We strongly suggest that if you fall under one of those categories that you call the CSP Special Licensing Unit if you have any specific questions before registering for this course as I want to make it very clear that they will wave this course. I hope all veterans, active military, reserves, national guard, and retired law enforcement understand that you should contact the CSP Special Licensing Unit at the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection before registering for this course.
*Attention Active Military Personnel and Veterans*
MOS Security Training and Licensing Fee Waiver for qualifying armed forces personnel.
Public Act 14-131: Effective October 1, 2014, military personnel seeking licensure as a security officer in Connecticut may qualify for a waiver of the required security training course and licensing fee.  Please contact the Special Licensing and Firearms Unit at 860- 685-8494 to speak to security licensing personnel for additional information and specific requirements.
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Mar
14
Thu
2019
Facility Emergency Management Seminar (Security or General Public) Thursday, March 14th @ LJB Security Training LLC
Mar 14 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

This training helps individuals and organizations in developing and managing Facility Emergency Plans for preparedness and resilience.

Who should sign up?

Individuals, Security Officers, Managers, Employees, Schools, malls, places of business, hospitals… basically anywhere where security is of concern or individuals who wanted to be considered for management.

This certification is for Security or Management.

 

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What you get

Certification Facility Emergency Management, Development and Implementation of an Incident Emergency Command and Emergency Plan

Facility Emergency Management training is designed to help small and medium sized organizations create facility action plans and institute emergency procedures and comply with FEMA’s PS-Prep initiative – the Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Accreditation and Certification Program.

The purpose of PS-Prep is to ensure that the private sector is able to prepare for and recover from major disruptive incidents, thereby promoting national resilience and security.In an organization, the Emergency Manager is responsible for protecting those within the facility, whether they are security officers, security managers, students, employees, patients, customers or visitors. Knowing what to do when faced with an emergency can mean the difference between life and death. This program will help facilities develop and maintain an emergency plan to be used at incidents of all sizes, whether inside or outside of the facility.

Topics covered include:

  • Developing an emergency management structure
  • The role of the emergency management team
  • Setting up the Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
  • Procedures for interfacing with local and regional response personnel
  • Appropriate response to different levels of incidents
  • Mitigation and prevention
  • Preparedness
  • Response
  • Recovery
  • The Incident Command System

Course name: Facility Emergency Management
Course length: 4 hours
Class price: $200 (Hit the “Pay Now” button to register and pay)

Certification: Facility Emergency Management
Location: 58 Renshaw Drive East Haven, CT 06512

Who should take this Facility Emergency Management class
Security officers, security managers, managers, human resource specialists, students, employees, patients, customers or visitors…this class is open to the general public.

Payment

You can register and pay for the training right here online. Just hit the “Pay Now” button to register.

About Us – Trust
I’ve been security officer instructor since 2007 and a hostage negotiator instructor since 1998. I take this responsibility seriously. I fully understand that you may not only need these life saving skills at work, but you may also need them at home to protect and save a loved one…and that’s what this is all about…FAMILY FIRST!!!

 

Wear comfortable clothes. We are friendly, experienced, and professional and I am sure you will have a fun and stress-free training class. 

 

De-escalation – Communication – Conversation Seminar Thursday, March 14th @ LJB Security Training LLC
Mar 14 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

De-escalation – Communication – Conversation Seminar

This class is for individuals who wish to improve the way they communicate with others.

The cost is $150.

Location: 58 Renshaw Dr East Haven, Ct 06512.

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De-escalation – Communication – Conversation Seminar – The objectives of this seminar will be to teach you the unspoken rules of oral communication and make you aware of how your nonverbal communication, such as gestures, stance, eye movement, facial expressions, demeanor, inflections, and attitude communicate our true inner most thoughts so that sometimes what you are saying non verbally conflicts with what you’re saying verbally and since 90% of all communication is nonverbal we need to be aware of that so we can somewhat control our actions and behaviors to make them more in sync with our verbal communication. By learning the unspoken rules of communication you will be able to communicate more effectively enabling you to have less stress and conflict in personal relationships, foster new friendships and relationships, drum up new business and networks, be able to successfully get your point across by allowing the person you’re conversing with (conversation partner or CP) to convey their complete thought without interruption, enabling you to be able to get the same in return therefore allowing a complete unadulterated thought process on both sides to be conveyed and reaching a compromise so that you and your CP will both win important points of the conversation so that everyone walks away happy.

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Mar
15
Fri
2019
Active Shooter Training: Rapid Response & Event Survival (for security officers & civilians) Third Friday @ LJB Security Training LLC
Mar 15 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Our Active Shooter: Rapid Response class teaches active shooter (mass shooting spree) rapid response and containment, and is intended for law enforcement and first responder professionals.

Recent active shooting events both inside and outside the US demonstrate the need to prepare local, regional, state, federal & military resources to plan for and respond to these events. Planning & preparedness is critical to the successful outcome of an active shooter incident.

This class is designed to improve official response to active shooter incidents by instructing students in:

  • Tactics/strategy for response to active shooter event
  • Facility preparedness
  • Incident command
  • Response equipment
  • Approach/entry/search options

This class also teaches us How to Survive an Active Shooter Event (mass shooting spree) response and survival tactics, and is intended for general civilian (non-LEO or first responder) audiences, including school staff.

Recent school shootings and other active shooting events both inside and outside the US demonstrate the need to prepare civilians – particularly school employees – to plan for and respond to these events. Planning & preparedness is critical to the successful outcome of an active shooter incident.

This class is designed to improve civilian response to active shooter incidents, and will:

  • Discuss the history of school violence
  • Discuss the importance of preparation for an active shooter event ,not only by first responders, but also by school personnel
  • Teach about what you might expect from law enforcement during an active shooter response, and also about ideas and methods of response for school personnel
  • Discuss the importance of educators, law enforcement , other first responders and those personnel involved in the secondary response to collaborate in preparation and prevention
  • Discuss the importance of stopping school violence/ active shooter events before they start.

The cost is $100 per student

Location: 58 Renshaw Dr East Haven, Ct 06512.

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Workplace Violence Prevention Third Friday @ LJB Security Training LLC
Mar 15 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Workplace Violence Prevention Training

Workplace Violence Prevention Training will provide awareness, insights, techniques and concrete strategies to create a safer and more secure working environment. Our Workplace Violence Prevention Training is provided to any company or group, incorporating the specific needs of the client. Continuous training and routine assessment of vulnerabilities should be part of any responsible administrative program. Some issues routinely overlooked can leave a workplace vulnerable to theft, damage and major lawsuits. Our team of Board Certified security professionals at LJB Security Training & Consulting will conduct a complete assessment of your organization’s situation and needs.

Who needs Workplace Violence Training & Why?

Under the General Duty Clause of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970, employers are required to provide employees with a place of employment that is “free from recognizable hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious harm to employees.” Therefore employers have a legal obligation to provide a workplace free of recognized activities and events which are known to cause or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm if there is a feasible method to abate the hazard.

Click here to see the OSHA Workplace Violence Fact-Sheet

Workplace Violence Training – A Proactive Approach Including:

  • Successful Interventions
  • Workplace Violence Statistics in the U.S
  • The Cost of Workplace Violence
  • Definitions & Types of Incidents
  • Identifying Warning Signs & Red Flags
  • Behavioral Analysis & Pre-Attack Indicators
  • Successful Intervention Techniques
  • De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations
  • Barriers to Intervention
  • Reporting Procedures & Policy Implementation
  • Safe Termination Procedures
  • OSHA & Federal Laws
  • Building Safety Considerations
  • Active Shooter Response & Scenario Discussions

Active Shooter Preparedness – Optimize Your Options to Optimize Your Survival

Mar
16
Sat
2019
Mandatory Security Officer Certification Class for CT Guard Card Saturdays @ LJB Security Training LLC
Mar 16 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

This is the CT mandatory class on Saturday for Security Officer Certification…CT Guard Card.

The class goes over all the basics about the Security Industry and how to be a Security Officer. It also covers all the laws pertaining to the security industry in CT, all the state laws governing self defense and use of force, and the laws governing citizen’s arrest in Connecticut. We cover the use of force continuum, fire safety, the history of security, work place violence, terrorism, fire safety, communication skills, and many other aspects of the security industry. ***Important Info- I show you where the jobs are and explain how to get them!!!***

We are the best at what we do!!!

 Also, the CT State Police have informed us that there is a state statute that now waives the class for veterans, active military, reserves and national guard. They have also informed us that they will now waive this education course to all retired law enforcement officers. We strongly suggest that if you fall under one of those categories that you call the CSP Special Licensing Unit if you have any specific questions before registering for this course as I want to make it very clear that they will wave this course. I hope all veterans, active military, reserves, national guard, and retired law enforcement understand that you should contact the CSP Special Licensing Unit at the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection before registering for this course.
*Attention Active Military Personnel and Veterans*
MOS Security Training and Licensing Fee Waiver for qualifying armed forces personnel.
Public Act 14-131: Effective October 1, 2014, military personnel seeking licensure as a security officer in Connecticut may qualify for a waiver of the required security training course and licensing fee.  Please contact the Special Licensing and Firearms Unit at 860- 685-8494 to speak to security licensing personnel for additional information and specific requirements.
Look up Public Act 14-131

The cost is $100

Location: 58 Renshaw Dr East Haven, Ct 06512

 

 

 

Mar
17
Sun
2019
**Connecticut Pistol Permit Carry Certification Course CT. / Multi-State Pistol Permit Certification on Select Days***Hurry Before Permit Price goes up from $70 to $300!!! @ LJB Security Training LLC
Mar 17 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

CT. / Multi-State Pistol Permit Certification – 1 Day

THIS CLASS MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS FOR CONNECTICUT & FLORIDA (WHICH IS GOOD IN 30+ STATES)!!

Completion of this one-day course of instruction meets or exceeds the training and safety course requirements of the State of Connecticut for all pistol permit applicants.

 

This class teaches safe handling of handguns and other firearms and includes live fire with both revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Grey Wolf Consulting instructors are all certified through the NRA or other certifying agencies with extensive firearms training and real life experience.

***IF THE NEW STATE BUDGET PASSES AS IS, THEN THE COST OF PERMIT WILL SKYROCKET FROM $70 TO $300 IF MALLOY HAS HIS WAY!!!!! HURRY AND TAKE THE CLASS BEFORE THE PERMIT COST SKYROCKETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!***

The Core Topics Of Instruction Within This Program Include:

  • Basic Pistol (Semi-automatic & Revolver and Other Firearms)
  • Nomenclature, Safety and Handling
  • Basic Ammunition Nomenclature, Handling and Safety
  • Proper and Safe Firearm and Ammunition Storage
  • Basic Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting and Positions
  • Common Range Rules and Commands
  • Recognizing and Addressing Common Pistol Stoppages
  • Care and Maintenance of Semi-Automatic Pistols and Revolvers
  • More.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a certificate or letter of completion, which may be used to apply for a pistol permit within the State of  Connecticut, Florida, and several other States.

State of Connecticut Specific Applicant Information:

Under State of Connecticut Law, applicants for a permit to carry a handgun (Pistol Permit) are required to perform the following steps:

1. Complete an approved firearms safety class (Also known as a Pistol Permit class).

2. Obtain a pistol permit application packet from their local authorities (Typically the Police Dept.).

3. Complete the pistol permit application and assemble the required documentation (Typically a copy of identification, birth certificate, letters of reference, letter or certificate of completion from a firearms instructor) and fingerprints.

4. Submit the required documents and application to the local issuing authority.

5. Submit to a thorough background check is completed. (Under current law, the local authority has 8 weeks to approve or deny the application. If no response is heard after 8 weeks inquire as to the status)

6. If approved, the applicant will receive what is referred to as a “TEMPORARY STATE PISTOL PERMIT”. This temporary pistol permit will NOT allow the purchase of a firearm and more importantly, it maintains a expiration period of 60 days. Therefore it is critical that once this Temporary State Pistol Permit is obtained that the applicant immediately apply to the State of Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection in Middletown, CT. to obtain their full State Pistol Permit within this 60 day period to avoid the need to start the entire process over again from the beginning.

7. If for some reason the application is denied, the applicant may appeal such denial to the State of Connecticut Board of Permit Examiners for reconsideration. (Note: By regulation, the applicant has a maximum of 90 days from the date of denial to appeal the decision, afterwards appeal through this board will not be possible.)

We provide the Pistol Course. This DESPP (Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection) which is basically the CT State Police, issued Pistol Permit, is for anyone over the age of 21 and allows for the carry and purchase of handguns, long guns, and ammunition.

The main objective of the Basic Pistol Class is for the student to learn the basic skills, knowledge and attitude to safely handle pistols and revolvers.

Instructors Louis Bonito & Brian S Williams

Class and shooting all done at same day. Shooting will be done at location close to class.

Class Cost $130

The Basic Pistol Class includes classroom training on gun parts and operation, ammunition safety, cleaning, storage, loading and unloading, shooting fundamentals, range safety and pistol sports and activities. Students are then required to demonstrate safe gun handling while completing a live fire exercise on the shooting range.

In addition, we will thoroughly go over the Connecticut permit process so that you can successfully apply for and receive your permit(s).

Residents of Connecticut who wish to purchase, possess and transport pistols and revolvers outside their homes within the State of Connecticut or who wish to carry a handgun on their person for personal protection in the event of a self defense situation must first obtain a CT Permit to Carry Pistol and Revolvers. With this permit you will also be able to purchase rifles, shotguns and ammunition without needing to get another certificate or permit. (Recently passed PA 13-3 requires that after April 1, 2014 any purchaser of a rifle or shotgun hold a Permit to Carry Pistols and Revolvers, a Handgun Eligibility Certificate or the newly created “Long Gun Eligibility Certificate” Ammunition certificates will be required to purchase ammunition or magazines after October 1st of 2013).

One of the things you must do prior to submitting your application for a CT Permit to Carry Pistols and Revolvers or a CT Handgun Eligibility Certificate is to successfully complete a course in handgun safety that has been approved by the Connecticut Department of Public Safety.

This Class meets this requirement in Connecticut, successful completion of this course also meets the training requirement to apply for Non-Resident Carry Permits in Florida, Maine and several other states.

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Pistol Permit:

Connecticut issues a State Permit to Carry Pistols and Revolvers which allows you to carry a handgun upon your person.

  • Issuing Authority: Connecticut State Police. Apply for your temposrary state permit at your local police department within the town you reside in Connecticut.  Once you receive your temporary permit from the town you must apply for your permanent Connecticut pistol permit from the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) in Middletown, CT. If you are a non-resident you must apply directly to the DESPP.
  • NICS check: Yes
  • Permit Valid For: A statewide permit to carry is valid (unless revoked for cause) for five years.
  • Processing Time: The issuing authority has eight weeks to inform the applicant whether his or her application has been approved or denied. An eligibility certificate or permit to carry revocation or refusal to issue or renew may be appealed within 90 days to the Board of Firearm Permit Examiners, State Armory, 505 Hudson Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT 06106. No fee is charged for this review. A revocation or refusal to issue will be overturned by the Board if “just and proper cause” is found. Either the applicant or the issuing authority may appeal any decision of the Board to the courts
  • Cost: The application fee is $70.00 plus sufficient funds as required to cover the cost of a National Criminal History Records Check.
  • The renewal fee for a carry permit shall be $70.00.

Requirements:
1. Is twenty-one years of age;
2. Is a legal resident of the United States;
3. Has a residence or business in the jurisdiction in which they are applying;
4. Intends to use the handgun for only lawful purposes;

5. Has successfully completed an approved handgun safety course;
6. Has not been convicted of a felony or a violation of;
a. Criminal possession of a narcotic substance;
b. Criminally negligent homicide;
c. Assault in the third degree;
d. Reckless endangerment in the first degree;
e. Unlawful restraint in the second degree;
f. Riot in the first degree;
g. Stalking in the second degree;
7. Has not been convicted as a delinquent for the commission of a serious juvenile offense;
8. Has not been discharged from custody within the preceding twenty years after having been found not guilty of a crime by reason of mental disease or defect;
9. Is not subject to a restraining or protective order issued by a court in a case involving the use, attempted use or threatened use of physical force against another person;
10. Is not subject to a firearms seizure order issued for posing a risk of personal injury to self or others after a hearing; or
11. Is not prohibited from possessing a firearm for having been adjudicated as a mentally incompetent under federal law.

Required Documents:
1. Completed application – Call 860-685-8494 to have an application mailed out.
2. Two fingerprint cards
3. Two copies of your birth certificate or passport
4. Firearms training certificate if you are a resident of Connecticut
Renewal Information:

Change of Address:

Must inform the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) in Middletown, CT. within 72 hours.

Automobile carry:
Individuals not licensed to carry handguns in Connecticut may not possess firearms in their vehicles

Places off-limits when carrying:
1. A permit to carry is required to carry a handgun outside one’s home (even though one may still be on his own property) or in any place of business in which one is merely an employee, not an owner or operator. A permit is also required to transport a handgun back and forth between one’s home and place of business, or to and from a range for target shooting.

States that Honor the Connecticut Pistol Permit

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin