Lisa M. Dadio, is the Director of the National De-escalation Training Center, Region Seven in partnership with the city of New Haven Police Department and the Yale University Police Department. She is an Assistant Dean in the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, the Director for the Center of Advanced Policing, Graduate Program Coordinator for the M.S. Investigations program and Senior Lecturer at the University of New Haven. Mrs. Dadio has a M.S.W. (clinical, children and families) from Southern Connecticut State University, M.S. in Forensic Science (advanced investigations) from the University of New Haven, B.S. and A.S in Law Enforcement Administration (minor in Political Science) from the University of New Haven. She and her colleagues have provided training to recruits through senior level law enforcement officials, in areas such as Traits, Values and Behaviors and its Role in Policing, Leadership Training and Regional Detective training.
Mrs. Dadio is a retired Lieutenant from the New Haven Police Department where she spent approximately 16 years in the detective division, as a detective, Sergeant and then Lieutenant, commanding the Major Crimes Unit. Mrs. Dadio is a certified Law Enforcement Instructor for the State of Connecticut and a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) through the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF). Mrs. Dadio is a member of PERF, the Connecticut Police Chief's Association (CPCA) and the American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS). Mrs. Dadio received numerous awards, citations, and letters acknowledging her passion, leadership, and work ethic both in law enforcement and higher education. Mrs. Dadio is frequently sought after by news agencies to be interviewed and provide comment on policing matters and investigations.