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True Security Design

True Security Design provides a comprehensive approach to creating the safest possible environment for your organization and facility. This includes bringing together modern technology and law enforcement experience to assess, educate and train those in your care.

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True Security Design offers courses for school administrators and staff to help keep their students safe. Topics covered in these courses include crisis intervention, active shooter drills and more.

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True Security Design offers training for schools around the youth vaping epidemic. These trainings cover everything from the dangers of vaping to developing policy and conducting proper investigations.

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True Security Design teaches todays modern professionals’ vital skills through courses designed to engage and empower its participants.

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An effective Threat Vulnerability & Risk Assessment (TVRA) is the first step in developing an effective security program for your school or business.

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The goal is to transform security training from the tiresome requirement it has too often become into engaging and productive learning through interactive sessions and real-life, role-playing exercises.

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True Security Design Awards!


Best Student Threat Assessment Team Training


Best Law Enforcement Education Program

ASTORS Award Winner

Best Risk Analysis Methodology for K12 Schools

“Surviving an Active Shooter and Securing your Site for Modern Threats in Places of Worship, presented by Joseph Pangaro, was an invaluable presentation illustrating and emphasizing the importance of procedures, standards and rehearsals. The presentation helped me identify weaknesses in my facility security program and provided solutions and examples for risk mitigation.

Although this course was presented to security leads and representatives of various facilities, this course would be extremely beneficial for everyone in the workplace. I think this will help create a common operating picture in regards to security. I plan to pursue and coordinate either this exact lecture with Joe, or something very similar for my entire facility.”

-Ricky Dumlao, Director, Facility & Maintenance

“We attended the A+Technology & Security Safety Seminar active shooter seminar given by Joe Pangaro in 2019 and it couldn’t be more informative. The procedures they taught us were helpful and received positively by our building when we shared what we learned. We certainly will be putting these ideas into action ASAP and would definitely attend a future seminar.  Thank you for having us.”

-Eric Tenner, Facilities Manager & Chris Spoto, Head Custodian

“At Newsday, the safety of our employees is paramount. Given the times we live in, we wanted to provide our employees with the knowledge and training they need to recognize danger and react in the best way possible. Offering Active Intruder Awareness Training sessions with Lt. Joseph Pangaro, allowed us to do just that. Lt. Pangaro has extensive experience in this type of training. He presents in an easy to understand manner, giving employees valuable information, stressing ‘awareness and preparedness’ rather than fear.”

Tim Winter, Manager, Newsday Security

“The Security Threat Vulnerability, Risk Assessment (STVRA) that True Security Design conducted for the Sachem Central School District was incredibly beneficial to our continued focus on safety and security. Joe Pangaro and his staff brought a professional perspective and energy to the STVRA process. Our district serves over 13,000 students across 15 schools. Throughout the process True Security Design gave every one of our schools the attention required for the most thorough analysis. The STVRA was followed up by opportunities for district administrators to receive ongoing clarification and consultation, as well as a presentation to the Board of Education and our community. Our security practices have been much improved as a result of the audit. True Security Design is most worthy of consideration by school districts seeking exceptional quality in the area of security analysis.”

-Kenneth E. Graham, Ed. D., Superintendent of Schools, Sachem School New York

“The safety of our students and staff and the security of our schools and grounds are foremost concerns. Our collaboration with True Security Design provided the district with a comprehensive assessment of its vulnerabilities, and practical actions that the district can take that respects its primary function, to educate our children in a safe environment.”

-Bernadette M. Burns, Superintendent of Schools, West Islip Schools

“Joe Pangaro and his team are trustworthy and knowledgeable. The security audit they performed for our district was thorough and included specific recommendations to help us improve our operations. I highly recommend True Security Design to other districts seeking an unbiased perspective through the lens of a former law enforcement official.”

-Donald B. Murphy, Ed. D., Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction & Technology, Hauppauge Public Schools

“Joe performed a comprehensive TVRA in Spring Lake Heights shortly after my arrival as the new superintendent. His thorough analysis of both our strengths and weaknesses enabled the district to create a solid plan for securing our district. Furthermore, his interactions with staff throughout his visits made them feel confident in the recommendations contained within the TVRA. Joe’s plan allowed me to make major strides in ensuring that our school community is trained and prepared for any type of emergency situation.“

-John Spalthoff, Superintendent of Schools, Spring Lake Heights Schools

“We have had several discussions with our staff with regards to your valuable information on security and what to look for in the schools and the community at large. We here at Ocean County Vocational Technical School appreciate your knowledge.”

Nancy Weber-Loeffert, Asst. Superintendent, Ocean County Vocational Technical School

“True Security Design are the best, best, best! Every school staff needs this Crisis training for their staff members. This training will save lives of students and teachers and if you do it right…it might save your own life! I recommend them to everyone.”

-Andrew Hardwick, Security Director, Hempstead Schools

“Our school has worked with Joe Pangaro over the past four years. Not only are our facilities safer as a result of the important recommendations for safety upgrades, but our staff have reported feeling safer and more confident as a result of participating in the Run, Hide, Fight training. Joe also conducted an impromptu lock down drill during school hours to assess our school’s security skills and later attended a faculty meeting to have discussion. We are grateful to him for always helping us each year and for always answering any questions or concerns.”

-Jill Singleton, Head of School, All Saints Episcopal Day School

Once again, the training was really terrific. I have already had a few requests for training for more people and hope that we can fit it in our next fiscal year’s budget.

-Sari Sharaby, Senior Director of Finance, USDAN Summer Camp for the Arts

“Thank you so much for your amazing presentation and training on Monday. It was extremely helpful and such an eye opener for us all. We were truly impressed with all your experience and look forward to recommending you to all of our peers and families that work in school districts.”

-Amanda Alvarez, Director/Owner, Appleview ELC & Pre-School

I would like to take the opportunity to let you know that Lieutenant Pangaro was very well received by the CT Law Enforcement Community that attended the courses.   The content of his presentation was spot-on.  Lieutenant Pangaro’s knowledge of the subjects, his hands-on, real-world (work) experience in applying the techniques and concepts along with the passion and conviction with which he presented it was exceptional.  He is a very polished and dynamic instructor. In short, we are very happy with him and his work product.  We look forward to working with him and your company well into the future.”

William E. Steck – Director Field Services Division – Connecticut Police Academy

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