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Dean M. Esserman

Visiting Lecturer in Law (spring term)
Dean Esserman is a Clinical Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and Chief of Police in New Haven, Connecticut. A recognized innovator in community policing, Esserman also serves as Distinguished Executive in Residence/Visiting Scholar at the Roger Williams University School of Law and the School of Justice Studies. He previously served as chief of police in Providence, Rhode Island, Stamford, Connecticut, and at the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Metro-North Police Department. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a law degree from NYU School of Law and was a Fellow at the Yale University Child Study Center.

J.D., New York University School of Law, 1983
B.A., Dartmouth College, 1979

Courses Taught
City Policing: Exploring Policies and Practices
Innovations in Policing