De-Escalation Training – New Face of Law Enforcement

Lieutenant Ray Hassett

Date & Time: March 15, 2017, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm.
Location: Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science
Instructor: Developed and presented by Lieutenant Ray Hassett (ret.) New Haven Department of Police Service, New Haven CT.
Tuition: $75.00

NEW FACE of LAW ENFORCEMENT is a course designed to teach Police Officers, through the art of reflective listening, how to deescalate a situation in order to achieve a safer resolution. It is a course designed by Cops who have already used these skills in the street and who know they can save lives. The NEW FACE curriculum was developed and is presented by Lieutenant Ray Hassett (ret.) New Haven Department of Police Service, New Haven CT.

NEW FACE is a four hour interactive course which also employs scenario based exercises. We use scenario based exercises for some of the following reasons:

1: You behave under stress like you train
2: Practice builds confidence
3: They can actually be fun to do
4: You learn from your mistakes when no lives are at risk

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Upcoming Events

27th Annual Arnold Markle Symposium

The Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science thanks all of the attendees and agencies at the 27th Annual Arnold Markle Symposium on the Investigation of Drug Related Deaths that was held October 22-23, 2018. The Symposium was extremely successful and offered another venue to discuss the problem that society faces with opioid related deaths. Our thanks to all of the speakers, and a special thanks to the parents who shared the stories of their loved ones. We are also grateful to the sponsors that helped us present the Symposium this year. The next Symposium is scheduled for October 21-22, 2019, we hope to see you there.


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Dr. Lee has been a member of the faculty at the University of New Haven since 1975 and helped establish one of the foremost academic forensic programs in the world. The University and its students are world-renowned in this field. You can visit to find out more about undergraduate and graduate study in the University of New Haven’s Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences.

The Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science is housed in a state-of-the-art building on the University of New Haven campus. While we work hand-in-hand toward a common goal, it is important to note the Lee Institute is a separate entity that works closely with the University.

Through training, consultation, research and a unique public learning center, the Institute’s goal is to make the criminal justice system more effective. Toward that goal, we provide unique and effective training programs and cutting edge resources to professionals in the law enforcement fields.

More About Dr. Lee

Dr. Henry C. Lee is the founding father of the Institute. The legendary investigator is known for finding the tiniest clues. He has even solved a murder without a body. Find out more about the world-famous investigator on