Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hostage Negotiator Trains Patrol Officers To Dial It Back


After a tour abroad teaching cops how to ease tense stand-offs, a respected former top city cop has returned to offer New Haven officers the same de-escalation training—a first-in-the-state effort launched amid police-citizen controversies nationwide.

...The police department tapped one of its own, former Lt. Ray Hassett, to teach the course. Hassett retired from the department in 2012, after 25 years as an officer. Hassett served as district manager for the Dwight neighborhood as well as the department’s SWAT chief.

Read more from the NewHavenIndependent.org [HERE]. 

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