State police to hold forum in effort to attract more women

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MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut State Police are hoping to draw more women to their ranks with a special recruiting forum planned during the agency's latest trooper application process.

The forum is scheduled for March 8 and 9 at the Connecticut Police Academy in Meriden.

Female troopers will be on hand to share their experiences and answer questions.

Public safety Commissioner James Rovella and top state police leaders will also talk to prospective applicants.

Women comprise only about 8% of the 922 state trooper positions.

The deadline to apply to be a state trooper in the current application period is March 13.

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