Inside Public Safety

Kindra Graham Graduates From Emerge at Yale

July 25, 2023

For Kindra Graham, wishes do come true. She heard about Emerge at Yale in a meeting and said to herself, “this is what I need.” Months later, Graham and 22 early-to-middle-career staff members are the second cohort to graduate from the leadership initiative.

Graham, who has worked as a...

Officers Participate in Torch Run for Special Olympics

July 3, 2023

Pictured (L to R) Erik St. Germain, Karl Rodriguez-Perez, Frank DeCresenzo. Officers Erik St. Germain, Karl Rodriguez-Perez, and Lt. Frank DeCrescenzo ran in the New Haven leg of the three-day, 12-leg race to raise awareness for those with intellectual disabilities of all ages. Officers Roberto...

Protecting a Time-Honored Tradition

May 30, 2023

Lieutenant Jay Jones has worked every baccalaureate, class day, and commencement since he started working for the Yale Police Department (YPD) more than 30 years ago.

This year, Jones was in charge of police operations, where he controlled vehicle traffic at intersections and pedestrian...

Ronnell Higgins Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

May 30, 2023

Ronnell Higgins, associate vice president of public safety and community engagement, recently received the 2023 Henry C. Lee College Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of New Haven for his contributions to criminal justice and policing.

It’s an absolute honor to receive...

New Recruits Sworn in as Yale Police Officers

May 26, 2023

Congratulations to probationary officers Matheus Scalzo, Yasmin Ramadan, and Scott Bohannon, who was recently sworn in as officers for the Yale Police Department.

The officers were surrounded by their family and friends for the swearing-in ceremony.

Pictured (L to R): Scott...

Inspector General Visits Public Safety

May 26, 2023

Connecticut’s first-appointed inspector general and former Judge, Robert Devlin, Jr., spoke to Yale Law School Justice Collaboratory staff, Yale professors, members of the Police Advisory Board, the New Haven Police Department, and Yale Police Department leadership.

The meeting...

YPD Officers Promoted to Bureau of Investigation

May 26, 2023

Detective Hershman was pinned by his father, retired judge, Honorable Peter Hershman. The Yale Police Department (YPD) hosted a promotion ceremony for Angelo DeLieto and Seth Hershman at the Rose Center.

DeLieto was promoted to the rank of sergeant, and Hershman was promoted to the rank...

Assistant Chief of Police Serves a Different Community

April 13, 2023

Assistant Chief of Police, Von Narcisse, recently read his book “The Forgotten Prophecy” to children at the New Haven Public Library. Published in May 2021, the children’s book is about an old scroll and a group of friends who go on an adventure. Narcisse created this story during...

Public Safety Personnel Explains Hiring Process for Security Officers

April 13, 2023

Reginald Chavis, Jr., Public Safety Security Operations Training Manager conducted a Security Operations training for the New Haven Hiring Initiative Employment Readiness Program at the Dixwell Q. House on March 13.

Chavis discussed the mission of Public Safety, organizational roles and...

Yale Police Collaborates with New Haven Police to Expand Reach

April 12, 2023

The Yale Police Department (YPD) has always worked closely with the New Haven Police Department (NHPD) to keep the Yale community safe. In March, the YPD and NHPD collaboration was expanded to temporarily support the New Haven Police Department.

Yale Police will collaborate with the New...

Public Safety Spotlights Longest Serving Women in Law Enforcement

April 12, 2023
Antoinette Stanley

Years of Service with Public Safety: 24 years

Position: Longest serving Yale Police dispatcher

Diane “Dee” Eggert

Years of Service with Public Safety: 24 years

Position: Central Alarm Station Operator

Detective Lori Feola

Years of Service with...

Command Staff Attend FBI Training

April 11, 2023

Chief of Police Anthony Campbell and command staff personnel attended an FBI Command College training hosted by the Connecticut Chapter of the FBI National Academy at Mohegan Sun.

The two-day training focused on crisis communication and command leadership. Instructors from federal, state...

Farewell and Good Luck Captain Kraszewski

February 28, 2023

The Yale Police Department and the Office of Public Safety sent well wishes to Captain William Kraszewski during his retirement from the police department with 34 years of service.

Chief Anthony Campbell presented Krazewski with a certificate of achievement and thanked him for his...

Public Safety Creates a Safe Environment for Martin Luther King III Event

February 28, 2023

The Office of Public Safety was essential in creating a safe environment for the Martin Luther King Day Celebration: “Sanctuary in the Storm,” where Martin Luther King III served as guest speaker.

Associate Vice President Ronnell Higgins, New Haven Police Assistant Chief Bert Ettienne....

Donations needed for annual Turkey Drive

October 31, 2022
Help us feed those in need this Thanksgiving!

The Yale Police Department, along with the City of New Haven’s Youth and Recreation Department (YARD) and other local community partners, are hoping to feed many this Thanksgiving holiday. Last year over 1,000 turkeys and trimmings were...

Yale Public Safety Officers continue giving back to the community

June 30, 2022

This spring members of the Yale Police Department have been busy coordinating or participating in several community events . These included two Mother’s Day outreach events, an event at The Nest at Alphabet Academy, and more.

In early June, several members of the Yale Police...

Meta offers hate crime training at the Yale Police Department

June 30, 2022

The Yale Police Department is offering hate crime training in late July. It is open to all members of Yale Public Safety and other outside partners, including FBI agents, the New Haven Police Department, and dispatchers.

This training will be run by Meta an American multinational...

Yale Public Safety hosts Dispatcher Education Summit at West Campus

June 30, 2022

On August 2 - 4, Yale Public Safety’s Security Division is hosting a dispatcher/telecommunicator education summit curated and taught by the National Emergency Number Association (NENA). NENA serves the greater 9-1-1 community by providing guidelines for emergency response through standards...

Prepping for a safe commencement

June 30, 2022

Yale Commencement is an exciting time for graduates and a time of partnership and extensive preparation for the Office of Emergency Management (OEM). Most of the planning happens several months before the event as the OEM team coordinates with other Yale departments and the City of New Haven....

Yale Police Department announces new hires and a recent promotion

June 30, 2022

Dear Yale Police Colleagues,

It gives me great pleasure to share with you a recent promotion and Yale police new hires.

Chief Higgins announced in May the opening of an Assistant Chief of Police position. This position was posted for internal candidates only. The req will be open...

Yale Police coordinate multiple community outreach events during April and May

May 31, 2022

Members of the Yale Police Department (YPD) were busy coordinating several community events throughout April and May. These included another bicycle presentation, two grocery giveaways, and several Yale childcare socials—Earth Day drawings and spring flower planting.

In coordination with...

Yale Public Safety offers Autism training and awareness

May 31, 2022

April is Autism Acceptance Month. To bring more education and awareness to its officers and staff, the Yale Police Department (YPD) hosted several Autism talks and a panel discussion. Each week members of the YPD heard from experts in the field, including several Yale physicians and professors...

Chief Higgins presents at U.S. Air Force base

May 31, 2022

As part of National Police Week, Chief Higgins gave a presentation entitled “Developing Full-Range Leadership” during the Flight Commander’s Edge Course at the Westover Air Force Reserve Base in Chicopee, Massachusetts. He spoke to 25 Company Grade Officers and enlisted members from both the Air...

The Yale Police Department welcomes New Officer Angelo DeLieto

March 31, 2022

The Yale Police Department (YPD) recently added three new officers to their force: Gregg Curran, Angelo DeLieto, and Karl Rodriguez-Perez. All three are experienced officers who came to Yale from other police departments in the area. Please join us in welcoming them to Yale.

We talked...

March community outreach events

March 31, 2022

The Yale Police Department (YPD) teamed up with the Yale African American Affinity (YAAA) Group to purchase and present a brand-new bicycle and helmet to a student at East Rock Community Magnet School in New Haven.

Members of the YPD and YAAA attended the school’s monthly assembly and...

Yale Police Officers help distribute 1,000 free meals

March 31, 2022

Last month, Yale Police Sergeant Martha Cedeno-Ross and Officer Myisha Giddings helped distribute 1,000 meals to people in need. As part of Black History Month, the City of New Haven’s Youth and Recreation Department held its second annual dinner distribution. Families were able to stop by...

Yale Public Safety announces updated mission and objective supported by four priorities

March 31, 2022

Yale’s Department of Public Safety and the Committee on Policing have embraced the foundational themes of the March 2020 report by...

The Yale Police Department welcomes new officer Karl Rodriguez-Perez

March 31, 2022

The Yale Police Department (YPD) recently added three new officers to their force: Gregg Curran, Angelo DeLieto, and Karl Rodriguez-Perez. All three are experienced officers who come to us from other area police departments. Please join us in welcoming them to Yale.

We caught up with...

The Yale Police Department welcomes new officer Gregg Curran

March 31, 2022

The Yale Police Department (YPD) recently added three new officers to their force: Gregg Curran, Angelo DeLieto, and Karl Rodriguez-Perez. All three are experienced officers who came to Yale from other area police departments. Please join us in welcoming them to Yale.

We met with...

Four security officers recently promoted to security manager

February 28, 2022

Yale Public Safety is pleased to announce the promotion of four Security Officers to the position of Security Manager. Congratulations to William Hewitt, Nathan Kyder, Eric Traester, and Ronnie Williams on their recent promotions.

William Hewitt has been at Yale for 15...