Did you ask them or did they just state that to you out of the blue? I have been to DPS on numerous occasions and never heard them tell anyone that or anything else about actually carrying, they usually just want to get you in and out of there. Additionally, it's best not to ask for or take any legal advise from DPS. No one in recent memory has been convicted of any crime for simply OC in CT, in fact no one has reported even being arrested or detained in quite some time. In any case do some reading here on the forum and you will see that precedent has been set and it does not matter what they say, the BOFPE has stated OC is legal and not a reason for permit revocation, numerous LE agencies are on the ball with this now as well.