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Pangaro Police Training


Pangaro Police Training teaches today’s modern professionals’ vital skills through courses designed to engage and empower its participants. 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.

Course Offerings

This course is for patrol officers and detectives to effectively deal with the challenges of a roadside interview.  Skills taught will enable officer to manage and control the environment and deal with time constraints.  Practical exercises will reinforce instruction.   

Our highly-experienced instructors teach how to:

  • Identify common criminal behaviors and signals
  • Interview management
  • Detect deception by analyzing verbal and nonverbal cues
  • Developing short-term rapport and conversational skills to extend interview
  • Recognizing defense mechanisms and emotional and stress responses
  • Ways to overcome denials
  • Giving Miranda application, ensure the admissibility of statements, and constitutional requirements
  • Effective law enforcement recording

Bombing and the threat of being bombed are harsh realities in today’s world.

Be prepared to cope with a bomb incident.

The course instructor is Detective Sergeant Jim Varick with the New Jersey State Police Arson/Bomb Unit.  

The program would be of benefit to all personnel from the boots on the ground to executive staff. This course is open to all First Responders, police, fire, and EMS personnel.  Through this awareness level training, First Responders will have the ability to safely respond to incidents involving improvised explosive devices and explosions. Personnel responsible for policy planning and implementation would benefit from this training by gaining knowledge that can be applied in both the planning and response phase in their respective communities.

This course covers:

  • understanding the current threat environment
  • basic understanding of bomb threats
  • how to safely and efficiently manage a bomb threat
  • classes of explosives and explosive effects
  • improvised explosive devices (IED’s), along with the components that comprise an IED
  • the evacuation decision making process
  • notification processes
  • search protocols
  • types of suspect items that might be encountered.

2 Day Police Photography

Crime scene photography remains one of the most important aspects of criminal investigation.

 Notes and sketches document only items of evidence and interest that the investigator recognizes and records. However, proper use of a camera can capture everything of significance at a crime scene or accident scene that is contained in the viewfinder. This permanent recording can prove invaluable days, months, and even years after the crime or accident scene has been completed by law enforcement. Surveys of those charged with documenting crime scenes continually reveal the lack of basic skills in operating a digital camera and thus obtaining relevant photographs suitable for presentation in courtroom proceedings.

This is a two-day classroom presentation and hands-on seminar for law enforcement officers who have a limited knowledge of utilizing digital photographic equipment and would like to advance their law enforcement photography skills. The program is geared toward patrol officers and detectives with a limited grasp of crime or accident scene photography. Attendees will work through numerous practical exercises and review images produced during classroom exercises, receiving feedback from the instructor on tips to improve the photographic documentation process.

  Each participant will learn the following concepts, techniques, and skills:

  • Fundamentals of Photography
  • Basic Camera Techniques
  • Basic Crime Scene Photography
  • How to photograph simple motor vehicle accidents
  • The basic requirements for digital photography in the legal setting

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: Students must each have a digital camera (the one which will be used in the job setting), external flash unit (if available), and instructional manual for the camera, extra batteries for camera and flash, two media cards of 8 megapixels or larger. 

3 day Police Photography

Capturing a True and Accurate Depiction of the Scene

Crime scene and traffic accident photography is critical to the investigation.

Lack of basic skills in operating a digital camera is common and a hindrance.

Proper use of a camera can capture everything of significance at a crime or accident scene and is an invaluable permanent record for years after the incident

Day 1: Lecture based training with class exercises on:

  • Fundamentals of Photography
  • Basic camera techniques
  • Basic Crime Scene Photography
  • Hot to photograph simple motor vehicle accident
  • Basic requirements for digital photography in the legal setting

 Day 2  Basic Police Photography-Crime Scene  

Attendees will work through numerous practical exercises and review images produced during classroom exercises, receiving feedback from the instructor on tips to improve the photographic documentation process.  

Day 3 Police Traffic Accident Photography  3pm – 9pm

One of the most challenging scenes a police officer has to photograph is a nighttime traffic accident. On this day, students will practice photographing actual scenarios using natural lighting conditions.  After learning the proper use of a camera on day one, officers will work on the challenges of low light and difficult lighting conditions.  The course will deal with the specific technique of painting with light. Prerequisite is one day basic or 2 day Crime Scene Photography (now or previously attended) conducted by this instructor. 

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: Students must each have a digital camera capable of a manual setting (the one which will be used in the job setting) external flash unit (if available), tripod (mandatory for Traffic Accident portion) and instructional manual for the camera, extra batteries for camera and flash, two media cards of 8 megapixels or larger.

This course will provide a solid foundation of investigation skills and techniques for the detective or officer conducting investigations.  Guidelines and skills needed to investigate a variety of crimes will be taught including burglary, theft, fraud, homicide, suicide and suspicious deaths, vice and narcotic crimes, assaults, sex crimes, crimes against children and the elderly.  Experienced instructors will train in the classroom then students will participate in a mock crime scene with role players to practice new skills.  This method provides officers the opportunity to practice techniques with guidance and gain a solid understanding of a thorough and complete investigation.

This 2 day course will cover the following topics:

  • The Investigator’s Responsibilities
  • Goals and Objectives of a Successful Investigation
  • Case Management Strategies & Organization
  • Search and seizure issues
  • Surveillance techniques
  • Informant management
  • How to prepare and document a proper investigative report
  • Key elements of crime scene photography
  • Interview and interrogation techniques
  • Components of and writing Search Warrants
  • Courtroom testimony
  • Crime Scene Processing and Management which is vital to solving criminal offenses (including protecting and recording crime scene, rules and methods of collection and preservation of evidence including lifting latent prints, types of evidence and use of forensic kit elements)

In any type of a crisis call that your officers respond to, how the first officer on scene handles it can make a life-saving difference. Our 2-day course combines classroom training led by an experienced FBI trained crisis/hostage negotiator with the use of professional role players to bring the training to life.

Crisis Intervention and Verbal De-escalation Training provides law enforcement professionals with time-tested communication skills proven to help de-escalate volatile situations.  These skills when used by police officers significantly enhance the agency’s professional image and relations with the community. 

This impactful course gives an overview and the basic elements of critical communication skills and negotiation techniques.  Verbal De-escalation is what we use during a potentially dangerous, or threatening, situation in an attempt to prevent a person from causing harm to us, themselves or others.  This 2 day course will teach the verbal de-escalation/communication skills (for crisis and other day-to-day situations) to assist officers in the routine performance of their job in situations such as: assisting someone with a possible mental illness, domestic disturbances, dealing with children, assisting victims, helping traumatized witnesses, and even diffuse and dissuade potentially suicidal/violent subject from reacting to stressors with violence.                                                              

Topics covered:

  • Quickly evaluate any interaction to determine whether de-escalation efforts are reasonable to consider, tactically practical, and likely to be successful
  • Strategies for ensuring personal safety
  • Behavior Escalation Stages
  • Using tone, body language and appropriate words
  • Understanding physiological changes during aggression

This program, taught by a female, Captain Donna Roman Hernandez (Ret.), covers AG guidelines but goes beyond that covering the personal story of survivorship and victimization of 35 years at the hands of her father, a sheriff’s officer.  By sharing her own story, students get a unique and real insight on understanding the victim mindset, the coercive control model of abusive relationships, and how the PD should handle a DV investigation between law enforcement personnel.

Domestic violence is a complex crime. Responding law enforcement officers must be equipped with an understanding of the nuances, dynamics, and course of conduct of intimate partner violence/abuse to effectively address the victim’s needs and to hold the offender accountable with a thorough and comprehensive investigation.

 This course will help the student to understand:

  • Victim-centered, trauma informed response when officers respond to domestic violence incidents whether it be the first time or the 10th time.
  • How to recognize the physiology of trauma
  • The nature, dynamics, cycle and patterns of domestic violence
  • The signs and symptoms of abuse and its physical, emotional and physical effects on victims and families
  • How to identify the common characteristics and mindset of batters and victims (Coercive Control model)
  • How to assess strangulation
  • How to understand the short and long term impact of violence upon children
  • How to identify the primary aggressor
  • How to conduct victim-centered interviews and investigations and support systems available for victims.
  • Sexual Assault Incident Report 
  • Investigative Strategies
  • Victim Coping After Sexual Assault
  • Report writing considerations
  • Trauma Informed Victim Interviewing
  • Suspect Interrogation
  • Working with Vulnerable Populations

During the training I provide them with handouts filled with resource information for victims’ of crime, including the county victim-witness coordinators and victim advocacy groups in New Jersey.

Captain Hernandez (Ret.) was a trainer with the AG’s Office DV Training Team for 12 years, teaching police officers and investigators throughout New Jersey how to respond to and investigate DV cases.  Presently, Capt. Hernandez is a National Trauma Speaker with Equal Justice USA. 

This course will identify the police officer’s role in responding to the specific needs of children exposed to domestic violence in the home setting to help save their lives.  Officers will learn:

  • A Victim-centered, on-scene, proactive protocol for effectively responding to the needs of children in stress
  • How to provide trauma-informed, developmentally-appropriate responses to traumatized children
  • Identification of who has been exposed to violence and trauma
  • Developing a safe environment to help children and family members re-establish a sense of security and stability
  • Providing advocacy resources for victims

A highlight of the course is a child survivor’s perspective about how the exposure to domestic violence impacted her personal life and as a police commander.

This Field Training Officer (FTO) Course trains the FTO to train, evaluate, and mentor recruits for work as law enforcement officers.  This program covers the basic skills needed to ensure a trainee is ready to conduct solo patrols in a safe and professional manner.
During the 3 days, students will:

  • Students will use an FTO Program to follow a detailed list of skills to build on from day one to release of trainee for solo patrol.
  • Learn practical exercises the FTO can use determine trainee progress and areas that require remediation.
  • Review a set of conceptual ideas germane to law enforcement that the FTO can provide to trainee to ensure the trainee understands the rights and responsibilities of acting as a police officer.
  • Understand and review the legal basis for police actions in situations such as: arrests, searches, seizures, use of force, vehicular pursuits, handcuffing, weapons retention, and other similar actions that take place every day for police officers.
  • Understand and review an ethical and integrity based set of standards for the trainee so they can properly interact with citizens.

Understand and review the specific rules and regulations of their particular agency, county, and state.

Class participants will review, discuss, and practice the following topics  to impart with trainees (including but not limited to):

* Personal responsibilities as a police officer, both on duty and off duty. * Legal and safety issues making car stops.

* Operating the police vehicle under normal and emergency conditions.  * Interacting with citizens.  * Report Writing.

  • Safety and legal issues making suspicious person stops. * Traffic direction- techniques, safety, location, and use of devices and timing.  * Approaching a crime scene.  * Fire call and response.  * Active Shooter response.  * Court procedures, responsibility and testimony.  * Domestic Violence awareness for police officers.  * Answering calls for service both emergency and non-emergency.  * Making arrests for both disorderly person’s offenses and indictable crimes.  * Juvenile interactions and crimes against juveniles and by juveniles.  * Narcotics identification, use, and abuse.  * Police pursuit.  * Proper use of Miranda, show-ups, and other forms of ID.  * Dealing with people in crisis.

Criminals use hidden compartments in vehicles to hide their illegal drugs, guns, and money from the police. Every officer has stopped a vehicle with a hidden compartment but never knew it.  This course will teach your officers what to look for to spot these hidden compartments and find the illegal items.

The course is taught by New York State Police Detective who is a recognized expert in this field. This course has been taught to police and government agencies around the world in conjunction with the DEA and now this course is now available to every officer in our area.

This course teaches you:

What to look for when stopping a vehicle, the tell-tale signs that a vehicle had been altered to create a hidden compartment.

To listen for the things the people say to indicate they are operating a vehicle with a hidden compartment.

Where to look on the vehicle and in residences to find these hidden compartments.

This course is a must for every officer that works the road and every detective that serves search warrants. The course also highlights the physical indicators and verbal clues used by individuals concealing illicit contraband. 

The course through the use of lecture, video and inspection of actual concealed compartments in vehicles which allows the student to see the mechanics of these compartments. Designed to familiarize the student with many types of concealment, it covers both commercially available items as well as custom manufactured compartments.

“Concealed Compartments was an amazing class, even for our highly experienced narcotics investigators.  Everybody can get something out of this course, no matter how skilled you are.  No doubt this course has made our entire unit better and more skilled.  Our production after having attended Concealed Compartments has increased dramatically.  Thanks for an incredible course.”  Sgt. Adam Schwartz, Bensalem PA Police Department.  The day after having attended Concealed Compartments, their narcotics unit found a hidden compartment in a vehicle and confiscated drugs, weapons and thousands of dollars.

Very little education is available to assist the law enforcement community in interacting with the special needs community. This one-day course is designed for all members of law enforcement and covers identification and successful navigation of the interaction between the first responders and children and young adults with autism or other developmental disabilities. We offer best practices for:
• Field contacts
• Arrest and Restraint
• Miranda
• Interview Techniques

This course will help the law enforcement officer understand:

  • The crime of human trafficking, a form of modern-day slavery
  • Its dynamics and the traumatic effects upon the victims
  • The forms of human trafficking exploitation
  • The mindset/ profiles of human traffickers.

This training identifies the challenges and barriers faced by officers in handling human trafficking cases; offers interview techniques for a victim-centered interview and investigation; the need for collaboration between law enforcement agencies; and the support services that are available for victims of human trafficking.

4-Day “HyperDrive” Narcotics Investigation consists of:

  • Vetting the Informant,
  • Surveillance Tactics and Techniques,
  • Choosing the Right Type of Investigation (Hand-to-Hand Buys, Control Purchases, Undercover Purchases or Order and Rip)
  • Acting Undercover,
  • Raid Techniques, Planning and Execution.

This course also includes the segments Drug Identification, Laws and Terminology, Interview Interrogation Techniques, Search Warrant Writing, Report Writing and Courtroom Testimony.  Teaching the techniques of the investigation is only the beginning.  To enhance the classroom learning, HyperDrive uses professional role players to run a mock case at various off-site locations.


The investigator will gain an understanding of police ethics, barriers that may hinder ethical behavior, and common types of police misconduct.  We will also guide you through the legal requirements surrounding internal affairs investigations.  From your department’s policies and relevant administrative laws to the legal issues related to record keeping and the releasing of information to the media, you will be informed on the latest rulings and accepted procedures.
 In addition, this course will provide effective techniques to prepare for and conduct interviews of complainants, witnesses and anyone in your agency accused of wrongdoing or improper behavior.  Since many of these cases do not have solid evidence, the outcome often depends upon the skills of the interviewer.

Course Topics include:

  • Police ethics
  • Policies, rules, standards, and procedures
  • Misconduct and discipline
  • Complaint processing
  • Preparing for and conducting interviews
  • Legal issues and case law
  • Record keeping requirements

Fairness and objectivity are crucial to the success of an internal affairs investigation.  This course will provide the investigator with the ability to accomplish that task.

This 2-day course teaches various techniques to enable the officer to gain information and determine the accuracy of it during interview and interrogation processes.

This course covers the difference between interviews and interrogations, preparing for and conducting professional, structured criminal interviews and interrogations more effectively, and different styles and proven techniques most commonly used. Skills taught will enable investigator to detect deception by analyzing verbal and non-verbal communication.

Our highly-experienced instructors teach how to:

  • prepare the room for the interview
  • building rapport
  • gathering data
  • interpret body language and gestures
  • defense mechanisms
  • emotional responses
  • using theme development and transitional stories
  • detecting deception
  • giving Miranda application, ensure the admissibility of statements, and constitutional requirements
  • purpose of videoing and use of visual aids in statement taking

Students will participate in exercises with role players to practice skills taught. 

This course teaches the fundamentals of investigation so patrol officers develop a complete understanding of investigations to better handle initial reports and responsibilities and to participate as needed in larger investigations.

This course is valuable to agencies with limited manpower, with cross-training requirements, and for agencies looking to enhance patrol officers skills to assist detectives as needed.

This 2 day course teaches patrol officers the needs and dynamics of a crime scene and the fundamentals of all criminal investigations emphasizing elements necessary to build a strong case.  To enhance learning, officers will interact with role players in a mock crime scene.  

Unit Topics:

  • Crime Scene Management which is vital to solving criminal offenses
  • Establishing physical parameters of a crime scene
  • Properly protect and record Crime scene using report description, measurements, sketches and photographs
  • Rules governing and methods of the collection and preservation of evidence
  • Types of evidence: impressions, forensic biology, trace evidence, weapons and written documentation
  • Review and practice using components of a forensic kit including fingerprinting
  • Conducting on scene or field interviews
  • Reviewing the unique elements of assault, burglary and robbery crimes
  • Recognize features of suspicious death/suicide
  • How to prepare and document a proper investigative report
  • Courtroom testimony

Our Instructors use practical techniques and principles using a combination of classroom, lab and field exercises that simulate real world law enforcement situations that officers may face.   

Proper handling of incidents involving juveniles is essential. Whether involved as suspects, victims or witnesses, these cases represent a special set of issues and proper police response is critical.

This course will teach law enforcement officers appropriate methods and procedures to implement with juveniles as suspects, victims or witnesses. 

Topics covered:

  • The intricacies of interviewing juveniles,
  • Investigating cases of child abuse as well as missing and runaway juveniles,
  • The Uniform State Memorandum of Agreement Between Education and Law Enforcement Officials,
  • An overview of Title 2A and 2C Statues specific to juveniles,
  • Family Court,
  • Sex crimes as well as child victims of pornography and sexting,
  • Investigating bullying charges,
  • Underage drinking
  • Various case studies including investigations of juveniles involved in robberies, sexual assault and homicide.

Segments on objectives of a successful investigation, crime scene management strategies, and interview and interrogation techniques will also be reviewed in the course.  

This course is designed to prevent corruption in the sale or transfer of liquor license. The Transfer of a Liquor License is a vital process for any municipality. In many towns and cities the investigation associated with this process is given little or no attention, which allows for corruption in the sale or transfer.

This program will provide the investigator responsible for this type of investigation the tools and tactics needed to uncover impropriety including: tracking the source of cash, discovering the true hidden partners, and ensuring that all of the pertinent laws are followed. A solid transfer investigation requires that an officer explore areas that are different that a normal criminal investigation.

Learning where to look and what to ask can make the difference in a legitimate transfer and one that can involve organized crime.

This one day course teaches Advanced Patrol Tactics and Hidden Compartment Searches.

Officers learn how to go beyond ticket writing to making quality criminal cases.

Patrol Tactics will teach officers to develop and trust instincts, to identify illegal activity, to investigate with road-side interview techniques and perform searches working within constitutional guidelines and legal restrictions leading to solid criminal cases and arrests.  Illegal drug identification, paraphernalia and recognizing their effects will be reviewed.  The report writing component teaches documenting all pertinent facts needed to support case and withstand defense scrutiny. Segments on safety practices, hidden compartments and using in-car video for your benefit round out the day. 

The incidents of ACTIVE SHOOTERS have increased nationwide.

Training to respond to this life-threatening situation is NOT AN OPTION.

The focus of this program is to train the trainer.  The course focuses on training techniques:

  • Method of instruction practices
  • Student evaluation and documentation
  • Coordinating with different agencies at varying levels of drill events highlighting areas of concern of various host locations
  • Scenario development to cover a broad range of settings and developing cross training protocols to alleviate budget concerns
  • Simulation drills options

During the course, students will get a historical overview of tactical changes in approaches to dealing with active threats of violence from armed individuals in domestic and workplace environments and information on how to impart this training to others. 

Many agencies rely on pre-911 pre-employment practices such as blindly accepting candidates with the highest physical and/or academic test results.  State law requires us to take those qualifications into account; but the law does not require agencies to ignore the more important qualifiers such as the candidate’s character and ethical history, financial responsibility, temperament, or their record of interpersonal relationships.  Since 9/11, department’s background investigations are also about ensuring national security.

Conducting an in-depth, thorough and complete investigation on each candidate is the only way to protect your agency.  With this valuable information, hiring committees can make informed decisions.  

This course covers scope, tactics and techniques necessary to reveal all negative traits as well as past criminal or inappropriate behaviors and actions on the part of applicants.

Instructors will cover:

  • Getting beyond candidate’s best friends and pre-set, practiced answers
  • Identifying areas of concern and recognizing potential red flags
  • Interview techniques and tactics that can reveal a candidate’s beliefs and feelings on a variety of job-related topics
  • Gauging a candidate’s temperament beyond their answers
  • Preparing and documenting a report including collecting and recording data and witness interviews
  • This course will also cover the legal requirements pertaining to when certain questions can be asked and how much information the applicant is obliged to provide.  What to do if you learn the employee has lied during any part of the process and when it is legally permissible to terminate the process.
  • This program is designed so your agency can prevent the need for expensive law suits and worse, the disruption of your agency or company as you fight to correct the problem.

The course will provide law enforcement personnel with best practices for sexual assault investigations and sexual violence response guidelines and investigative strategies for officers to integrate a victim-centered approach in their handling of sexual assault cases, including:

  • Victim and suspect interviews
  • The dynamics of sexual assault
  • Types of sexual violence and sex crimes
  • An awareness of victims’ experiences and rights
  • Vulnerable populations and cultural dynamics
  • Resources for victims of sexual assault.
  • All officers regardless of their rank will benefit from this course.

Sexual assault is one of the most complicated crimes to investigate.     

In the investigation and prosecution of most sexual assault cases, the role of the victim is much more important than in other crimes since the victim is usually the sole witness to the crime. Unfortunately, sexual assault victims are sometimes reluctant to cooperate with law enforcement because they fear the perpetrator will return to retaliate. It is therefore imperative the sexual assault investigators understand victim responses and utilize the appropriate interview skills necessary in these cases.  Not all victims of sexual assault behave in the same manner, so it is essential the investigator be informed, of mental and physical reaction to sexual assault.  Understanding and working with your victim is crucial to successfully prosecuting these cases.

Topics also covered:

  • collecting evidence
  • writing reports that effectively present the facts of even the most challenging sexual assault cases
  • using a Sex Assault Nurse Examiner System
  • understanding different types of sex crimes to include the specific statutory differences
  • identifying and overcoming personal feelings and beliefs about sex assault
  • the search for truth with compassion

Street Gang Recognition and Identification with an emphasis on MS-13.
Gang history, tattoos, hand signs, colors, codes, graffiti and criminal activity are presented using power point, lecture and video presentation. This is course is designed to give a basic working knowledge of gangs and the basic ability to recognize and properly identify a street gang member. An overview of how to conduct a gang investigation through the exploitation of confidential informants, sources of income and the targeting of hierarchy is explained in detailed. These investigations concentrate on the interview and interrogation as well as the targeting of “shot callers”, the individuals responsible for committing and authorizing acts of violence in furtherance of the gang.

The course will emphasize situational analysis as a supervisor.  Supervisors will also be instructed how to handle: shift responsibilities, citizen complaints, uniform inspections, documentation practices, and employee reviews.  Segments will be given on presentations, training, conducting a proper briefing and MOI practices and public relations.

This course will provide concepts and tactics of solid leadership and mentoring practices:

  • The critical shift
  • The rigors of leadership
  • Leading as an executive
  • How to help employees overcome deficits
  • Dealing with a difficult employee
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Setting standards
  • Enforcing guidelines with compassion
  • Setting and monitoring standards and expectations
  • Leading and managing crisis situations and critical incidents

A police officer taking on the role of an undercover operative is an extremely important aspect of police work.   Vice, gang, narcotics and fraud investigations often need officers to work undercover; prior training is imperative for safety of the officer and for the success of the operation.

Topics covered:

  • Role of undercover operative
  • Cover stories and identities
  • Recognizing danger signs and safety concerns
  • Carrying weapons and physical threats while undercover
  • Committing crimes while undercover
  • Situations involving alcohol, drugs, and sex
  • Dealing with challenges from criminal targets
  • Controlling emotions during undercover operation
  • Dealing with personal feelings and family concerns
  • Managing personal relationships with persons involved in criminal activity while acting undercover
  • Testifying about your work as an undercover operative

Students will participate in exercises with professional role players to practice skills taught.

This training discusses the aftermath of a shooting and the physical, emotional and psychological effects on the wounded officer, their loved ones and police department/colleagues.  Also discussed are:

  • The physiology of trauma
  • Law enforcement post-traumatic stress
  • The signs and symptoms of PTSD
  • Mental health wellness strategies for the wounded and responding officers and their police departments
  • Wounded officer peer support groups
  • Officer safety measures

This training includes an award-winning police documentary produced by Captain Donna Roman Hernandez that features three New Jersey police officers emotionally describing what it felt like to be shot, the aftermath of their shootings, how they survived and post-incident lessons learned.

All courses are live, online, or webinar trainings!

Meet the Training Team!

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Lt. Joseph Pangaro

Joseph Pangaro is a retired 27-year veteran police officer, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant in 2013. Lt. Pangaro was the lead training instructor of his police agency and certified as an instructor by the NJ Police Training Commission. Lt Pangaro was trained in school Security Assessments by the Dept. of Homeland Security. Lt. Pangaro…


Capt. Kevin McDermott

Kevin P. McDermott began his Law Enforcement career with the Township of Ocean Police Department in March of 1979 upon completion of the Monmouth County Police Academy. His career spanned five decades ending with his retirement in 2013. During that period of time he served as a Patrol Officer, Youth Detective...


Capt. Donna Roman Hernandez

Donna Roman Hernandez was born, raised and educated in Newark, New Jersey. She is a former Police Captain and Patrol Commander who served 30 years in policing in the Patrol Division of both the Essex County Police and Caldwell Police Departments in New Jersey. She was the first female bilingual Hispanic Officer...

Capt. Barry Cohen

Capt. Barry Cohen

Barry Cohen has 20 years of experience in Law Enforcement. He currently serves as a Captain for a municipal police department in the position of the Executive Officer in charge of the Administration and Training Bureau. He has been responsible for the training of sworn law enforcement personnel. Some of the Police training that Barry…

DSGT Jim Varick

Det. Sgt. Jim Varick

Jim Varick has been employed in state level law enforcement for nineteen years. He has served as a public safety bomb technician for the past fifteen years. As part of his current assignment he is deputized as Task Force Officer with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearm, and Explosives (BATFE) where he is a Certified Explosives Specialist (CES)...

Anthony Gangi

Anthony Gangi

For over 18 years, Anthony Gangi has worked in the correctional setting dealing with both male and female offenders. He served on the custody level and has moved through the ranks from line officer to upper-level management. With a background in Psychology, he has become a leading expert in inmate manipulation. He is currently the host of Tier Talk, which...

Lt Ed Segarra

Lt. Ed Segarra

Eduardo Segarra III is the CEO and Training Coordinator for Life Safety Solutions LLC. and brings with him over 30 years of combined military, law enforcement and SWAT experience. His career started with his service in the United States Marine Corps while obtaining his degree in Administrative Science and Criminal Justice. Ed served as a Detective Lieutenant with the Township of Ocean Police Department...

Undercover Police Officers

We have a group of undercover police officers who are currently in ACTIVE duty and deployed in an undercover capacity and therefore cannot have their identity revealed. “Undercover Police Officers” are a group of officers providing detailed and comprehensive lectures addressing current trends in criminality; specifically, street gangs, narcotics trafficking and vehicular...

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