Kristina Hallett – Police Commission
As a clinical psychologist and professor specializing in work with first responders and veterans, I bring valuable knowledge and expertise of the needs of both officers and the community. I strive to create balanced, healthy, and collaborative relationships while supporting others to do the same.
I’ve lived in Suffield for 23 years and my husband, Tom is retired from the CT Department of Corrections. My daughter, Sandra, is a graduate of the Suffield Public Schools, current resident of Suffield with her Master’s in Social Work and son, Shane, is an Army veteran, having served for 9 years as a Sapper and Combat Engineer, including deployment in Afghanistan.
I come from a long line of law enforcement and military service and have continued this focus in my professional life. I bring extensive leadership and management experience through my work as the Supervising Psychologist at Osborn Correctional Institution and Northern Correctional Institution, as well as multiple senior level positions within education and public service. Member of the Suffield Pedestrian and Traffic Safety and Infrastructure Committee.
I have completed a multitude of law enforcement trainings through the Municipal Police Institute, including Implicit Bias, Officer Wellness, Stress (Stigma and Surviving) in Policing, First Responder, Fair and Impartial Policing, Defensive Tactics, and Communication & De-escalation. I have expertise in addressing substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, school and youth issues, as well as working with juvenile and adult offenders.
As a member of the Police Commission, I will be a resource to the Chief and officers, by using my law enforcement trainings, leadership and clinical experience as a guide to navigating the challenges and strengths of our diverse community, as well as support the Daigle Study implementation.