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College-Student Internship Program



We are proud to join with area universities and colleges to offer internship experiences through our College-Student Internship Program.  This non-paid internship allows students the opportunity to observe and work in several divisions of our Department. It is our intention to provide a comprehensive, meaningful learning experience to provide participants with the knowledge to assess the police profession firsthand.

Our internship does not guarantee the exact experiences a participant will receive, due to the nature and unpredictability of police activities. High-level, experiences may include;

  • Introductions and Departments

  • Law Enforcement Accreditation and Policy Development

  • Recruiting and Hiring Processes

  • Records Section

  • Training Section

  • Court

  • Community Outreach Programs

  • DARE

  • Car Seat Fittings

  • Senior Citizen Assistance Program – Yellow Dot


Those interested in participating in our College-Student Internship Program are asked to review the application requirements below.


Prerequisite to Application

  • Must be actively enrolled, in good standing, at an accredited university or college.

  • Must be an undergraduate (Sophomore, Junior, or Senior) by credit hours, i.e. a minimum of 3 completed semesters and at least 36 credit hours.

  • Must be a United States citizen.

  • Must sign Putnam Police Department confidentiality agreement.

  • Must pass full personal background investigation.

Note: A personal background investigation for interns is equal to the investigation for Police Officer applicants. The investigation will include a criminal history check and applicants will be required to submit fingerprints.


Application Requirements

  • Cover Letter

  • Personal Resume

  • Unofficial Transcript

  • Personal Essay of between 500-750 words, answering the following questions:

    1. Why are you interested in a Putnam Police Department College-Student Internship Program?

    2. What can you offer the Putnam Police Department as an intern?

    3. What do you expect to learn from your internship?


Completed applications must be received no later than DATE and mailed to;


Putnam Police Department – College-Student Internship Program

ATTN: Captain Justin Lussier

189 Church Street

Putnam, CT 06260


QUESTIONS? Please contact Captain Justin Lussier at 860-928-6565 or

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