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State of Connecticut Judicial Marshal Employment Requirements

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The state of Connecticut employs judicial marshals to monitor court hearings in superior and family court and to transfer prisoners. If you are interested in employment as a judicial marshal, you must submit a formal application and prove you meet requirements regarding criteria such as fitness and moral character.

Criminal Background Check

Connecticut Code, Section 6-32(g) requires applicants for a judicial marshal appointment to undergo a criminal background check. On the application, you must disclose all pending criminal charges, adult criminal convictions, misdemeanor convictions for violence, possession of drugs or weapons or fraud and any forfeiture of a bond or collateral.

Fitness and Drug Screening

As a prospective judicial marshal, you must pass a physical agility test. You must also undergo drug screening tests. The application also asks questions regarding physical fitness and requires disclosure of convictions for possession of drugs.

Other Miscellaneous Requirements

Judicial marshals must be registered voters in a town within the county of service. Judicial marshals may not be state employees at the time of service. Applicants who have donated something of value to a person who sits on the State Marshal Commission are ineligible for appointment as a judicial marshal for two years following the donation.

Completed Application For Appointment As a Judicial Marshal

The application for appointment as a judicial marshal requests basic information such as former names, date of birth, address and citizenship. You must also disclose educational history, a list of licenses and diplomas and the past five years of employment on the application. You must indicate any mental, physical or emotional disorder that could interfere with duties and responsibilities as a marshal and submit the contact information for three persons who can provide character references.


Trudie Longren began writing in 2008 for legal publications, including the "American Journal of Criminal Law." She has served as a classroom teacher and legal writing professor. Longren holds a bachelor's degree in international politics, a Juris Doctor and an LL.M. in human rights. She also speaks Spanish and French.

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