Supervision, Leadership, and Mentoring


Most valuable part of the course:

2017

  • "In other courses, I was told what to do-in this course, Joe teaches the how and why to do it.  I got more out of this course than expected.  And the mentoring portion is clearly a valuable tool to improve performance of employees." Charles Pensari, Elmwood Park PD
  • "The EDP, types of leaders & traits and the difference between a boss and leader."  Andrew McCluskey, Clinton Twp. PD
  • ​"The instructor was extremely knowledgable.  The "real life" examples were on point and relevant.  The course was well organized and the pace excellent.  The time flew by."  Barry Cohen, Union PD
  • "Real life on the job incidents and examples." Michael Nelson, Berkeley Heights PD
  • "Pace was perfect and used many life examples in the lecture.  Most valuable part was the employee development plan."   Tom Smith, Hillsdale PD​

2016

  • "Going over material with examples." Stephen Rydzewski
  • "How the instructor dealt with his own deficiencies & how to overcome problem employees.  Great Class," John Kline, Collingswood PD​
  • ​"Role Call training, and employee development plan." Lisa Esposito, Madison PD
  • "Review of overall material and showing how to help deficient employee improve rather than firing them." Ed Mitchko, Madison
  • "The information was provided with a new and different perspective.  Student interaction and the ability to discuss issues with other students and instructor was very valuable." Michael Rolph, Morris Plains PD​
  • "​The course could be used as a refresher for those who have been in leadership roles for extended periods of time and tend to forget who they are there for.  The whole course was extremely valuable.  The content I learned, I want to begin using today." Michael Koroski, Morris Plains PD
  • " I learned things that I intend to implement immediately with my squad."  Alana Walker, Plainfield PD
  • ​"Poor employee evaluation program." Douglas Alcott, Teaneck PD
  • "I will be able to utilize the material immediately as a new sergeant to help mentor officers.  The most valuable part of the course, was learning techniques to speak/discuss on-going issues with subordinates as well as using positive reinforcements for working on changes."  Mike Moliere, Teaneck PD

2014

  • "This is the 2nd supervision course​​ I've attended.  The 1st was filled with theory and analysis whereas this is grounded in fundamental as well as practical information." Charles Groder, Holmdel PD
  • "It was important to not take for granted that as a law enforcement supervisor you will make an impact on other officers lives and careers." Ron Johnson, East Orange PD
  • "The course was outstanding.  It gave me a lot of things to think about as a new supervisor.  I gained a lot of knowledge." A. Valentia, East Orange PD
  • "Very helpful to get clarity on the different generations.  I found the on-the-job stories of good and bad bosses helpful.  You can learn how to be a good boss from the bad ones."  Tracy Stuart, Stockton University PD
  • "I learned a lot about myself and how I can impact and teach those I am leading.  The most valuable part was learning how to get the most out of the people you are going to lead and how to help them overcome obstacle." Sgt. Christopher LaRuse, Montclair University PD
  • "Information pertaining to the critical shift and the real life experience stories."  Bill Agar, Hazlet
  • "Gave me several ideas on things I can do immediately.  The stories were helpful." Chris Acevedu, Hazlet Pd
  • "The course helped explain the mindset of some of the people you will be supervising-understanding generation gap, Generation X, and Silent Generation. " Nathaniel Montgamy, Lakewood PD
  • "EDP, and giving me a way to teach my sergeants a better understanding of how leadership is cultivated and developed."       Lt. R. Acosta, East Orange PD


​“Years ago, I worked a grow-room case with Joe that developed out of a burglary in Little Silver, Joe was excellent to work with.  Nobody can type out an affidavit and search warrant like he can! I will be sending officers to Joe's classes.

Daniel Shaffery, Chief of Police, Little Silver, NJ

Advanced Street Interview


Most valuable part of the course:

2017

  • "The deceptive behaviors and how to combat them-and getting to apply those skills during role playing scenarios." 

               Andrew Priece, NJSP

  • "The role playing portion." Joseph Cecere, Hackettstown PD
  • "​Everything I use in interview is self-taught, this course helped a lot. The most valuable part was learning how to break down an interview." Tim Henn, Hillside PD
  • "Practical examples and using actors." Phil Jasina, Bernards Twp. PD
  • "The practical interviews with the actors." Anthony England, Bernards Twp. PD
  • ​"Joe used examples from cases he worked on as a detective while teaching the material." Lou Nanna, Aberdeen PD
  • How Joe explained his use of techniques in actual investigations." Eli Medrano​​, Elmwood Park PD

2016

  • "Knowledge of the instructor & role playing with scenarios", Michael Capone, Hackensack PD
  • ​"Practical, very well organized with good examples and techniques."  Nick Mauro, East Brunswick PD
  • "Role playing, feedback from actors and the stories were all helpful." Shayne Temple, Cranford PD
  • "Learning interview skills," Dimitry Smokin, Edison PD
  • "Role playing interviews- it could be improved if we had another day for more interview scenarios." C. Gadomski, Edison PD
  • "The role play with the actors.  Very practical."  Robert Leoniy, Edison PD
  • "Breaking down how to work through the interview in a methodical way. And I learned several new techniques and tips."     Brett McCarthy, Hackensack PD

2015

  • "Real life interactions & practical application.  This course can be improved if there more since it was very effective-          Great Class!" Ryan Gerrity, Cranford PD
  • ​"The practicals and the PowerPoint.  I don't think this course can be improved." Robert Caravela, Branchburg
  • "The role playing and it helped me focus on different interview styles." Daniel Reichard, Plainsboro
  • "Excellent course, spot on! The practicals and role playing were most valuable.  Bruce Stankiewicz Jr., Plainsboro PD
  • "The practical exercises with role players were the most valuable part of the course.  The course can be improved by making it more than 1 day.  Joseph Luciquano, Hoboken PD
  • "Scenarios were the best and can be improved if it was more than 1 day." Teddy Santics, Hoboken PD

Pre-Employment Background Investigation


Most valuable part of the course:

2017

  • "Bringing in the actors and doing the practical exercise".  Tom Struble, Holmdel PD
  • ​"Interviewing techniques and Employee Development Plan".  David LaBaw, Ewing​ PD
  • "Role playing and powerpoint".  Michelle Hill, Point Pleasant​​​ PD
  • " I picked up several useful & helpful techniques.  Most valuable part was obtaining outside tips & techniques that other agencies/interviewers use when hiring." Thomas Collins, Plainfield PD
  • "Role playing interview was most valuable and I received good questions to ask applicants." Chris Sylvester, Plainfield PD
  • "Examples and types of questions that can be used in future will be very helpful when I am interviewing applicants, Lt Michael Richards, Plainfield PD
  • "Incorporating interview techniques was very valuable." Peter Lyasko, Rockaway Twp. PD
  • ​"Use of actual examples to drive points home." Captain Nicola Lomonte, Hillside PD

2016

  • "Use of trained actors not cops in role playing scenarios." Keith Hardie, O.C. Sheriff
  • "Using actors to get a better understanding of interview." Brooke Joaquin, O.C. Sheriff
  • ​"Learned new tactics when conducting background, learned what to look for; using compassion when interviewing which leads to the answers you are looking for." Philip Liberatore, Marcus Hook PD
  • ​"Role play interaction coupled w course material at the start." Joe Kenney, Edison PD
  • ​"Styles of how to ask questions, rule of 3, & what to look for from people.  Using the actors with the role playing was the best." Mike DeLucia, Tinton Falls PD
  • "Live interviews w actors." Rob Humeny, Lakewood PD


On this page, we have included some of the comments we received from from clients or from the student surveys that we collect after each class (only the comments made by students who voluntarily include their name are posted).  


The posted responses are to the question  "What was the most valuable part of the course?"


 Also, we want you to know that every single survey we have collected by our thousands of students has said that our course has given them practical tools to perform their job better.

 It is our greatest honor to be a part of helping our students perform their (often incredibly challenging) jobs better.


 We wish all law enforcement personnel Godspeed.   

 

We hope that in sharing these comments you can feel confident

in choosing Pangaro Training for your training needs.  

Dynamic Training for Law Enforcement,

                      School, and Business Professionals


Writing Search Warrants & Affidavits


Most valuable part of the course:

2016

  • "The scope of the search warrant and items to put on your pedigree.  Hard to improve on this class."  Joseph Glynn, Little Silver
  • "Most valuable part was basin material taught on real life examples."  Taylor Doremus, Little Silver
  • "Actual life experience of instructors."  Matt Ryan, Septa 
  • "Course was very helpful.  Most valuable part of course was the importance of the information required."  William Robinson, Surf City PD
  • "The practical and review of previous search warrants." Detective Brady, Seaside Park PD

“Working with Joseph Pangaro over the past two years has resulted in concrete outcomes at our school. Not only are our facilities safer as a result of the important and creative 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 is very knowledgeable, responsive, and respectful of our school culture and we are a safer school for having engaged his services.  We have used other vendors before that gave us generic recommendations that were not worthwhile.  Joseph Pangaro offered us invaluable, practical advice geared specifically for needs.”

Warmly,
MS. JILL SINGLETON
Head of School
All Saints Episcopal Day School, Hoboken NJ
jsingleton@allsaintsdayschool.org

Juvenile Investigation


Most valuable part of the course:

​2017

  • "Interview with juvenile actors." Richard Gizzi, Bayonne PD
  • "Interview training with child actors." Steven Rhodes, Bayonne PD
  • "Interviews with the 2 actors." Rodney Ryland, Teaneck PD
  • "The practical adds a very real experience feeling to the course." Stene Araneo, Pine Beach PD
  • "Role play was very useful." Frank O'Brien, Franklin Lakes PD
  • "Learning about the ABC and juvenile laws." Christine Collins, Hoboken PD
  • "Role Playing." Vin Gargano, Madison PD
  • "Role Playing was very useful.  I enjoyed the interviewing portion.  Great practice!" Dennis DaSilva, Westfield PD​


Essential Patrol Updates


Most valuable part of the course: 

​2017

  • "All of it, CUMMA information was the newest to me.  Trial techniques and and the refresher on DV was valuable."     Alex Kaufmann, Princeton PD  
  • "​Incorporating interview techniques." Peter Lyasko, Rockaway Twp PD
  • "Case law" Robert Leoniy, Edison
  • ​"Interview and courtroom testimony." Carrie Barlett, Neptune PD
  • "Courtroom testimony and interviewing" Ptl. A. Lee, Princeton PD
  • "Outstanding, credible instructor and drug knowledge was most valuable." Luke Guinee, East Brunswick PD


Internal Affairs Investigation


Most valuable part of the course:

2017

  • "Reminder of AG guidelines & model forms on line.  Good overview of IA work and policies." Larry Smith, Elizabeth PD
  • "Dealing with employees with respect." Matt Lohenitz, Easton PA
  • "Lieutenant Joe was a good speaker and did not harp on any one thing.  Loudermill & Weingarten knowledge with PBA reps was most valuable part of the course."  Donato DeMarco, Elizabeth PD
  • "Reference to more resources and EDP." Ed Barnett, Woodbridge

Since 2009, Lt. Pangaro (Ret.) has offered training at the Monmouth County Police Academy. Pangaro Training courses are very popular with all the officers who have taken them.  They offer great value and practical training for every student.  Lt. Pangaro (Ret.) conducts himself and his programs Professionally, with safety in mind always respecting the academy and my staff.  Lt. Pangaro (Ret.) is MOI certified and his teaching style is upbeat, energetic and straightforward.  In addition to his programs, Joseph has assisted us by teaching both recruit classes and other in-service programs we offer.  The reviews of his classes reveal he is very well received by anyone who has taken any of his classes.  

Chief David Morris (Ret.)

Director of Monmouth County Police Academy, 2013

Criminal Investigation 


Most valuable part of the course:

​2017

  • "Learning tools that I can use in my daily work in the Investigation Bureau." Paul Quinn, Hoboken PD
  • "Practicals- using actors was a great way to practice and use what was learned in class. I also want to comment, that I took the John Reid course a few years ago and it was an excellent course, but I enjoyed and I felt like I learned more skills in your course, Thank you, ​Maria Miller, East Brunswick PD
  • "The practical was very good experience and the instructor's experience was very valuable."   A. Wanounou, East Brunswick PD
  • "​Overall it was a very informative class and lots of fun, the scenarios and working with detective from other departments and exchanging notes and ideas was very valuable."  Jeff Krimmel, West Orange PD 
  • "Practical use of lessons with actors."  Matt Ryan, Septa Police
  • "Interview techniques." Michael Simmons, Septa Police
  • "Interviewing body - body language and words to listen for." Christine Collins, Hoboken PD
  • "The entire course." Louis Rodriquez, Hoboken PD
  •  "The actual interviews.  They gave a "real feel: to everything that we learned."  William Dundas, Bayonne PD
  • "Interview and interrogation with actors. I feel that it is the most difficult at work." A. Zevlikaris, Linden PD
  • "Interview concepts and techniques." Nicole Melchionna, Linden
  • "I'm still in patrol.  I found the entire class useful and this class helped tremendously." Matthew Jones, Linden PD
  • "Fingerprinting." John Fabula, Kearny PD
  • "Experience speaking with actors and doing fingerprinting." Taylor Doremus, Little Silver PD





Working Undercover


Most valuable part of the course:

2017

  • "I believe the most valuable was the interaction/acting portion."  Mark Gutierrez, Hackensack PD
  • "New good information-the most valuable part of the course was the acting exercises." Jennifer Estevez, Bergen County Sheriff Department
  • " How to present yourself without blowing cover & comfort level." D. Tanelli, Bergen County Sheriff Department
  • "Very informative, excellent presentation. The mock buys were the most valuable part of the course." J. DelaBruyere, Hackensack PD

2017 - Concealed Compartments


Most valuable part of the course:

  • "How to identify if trap is present" Bryan O'Neill, Atlantic City PD
  • "Excellent course." PO Enriquez, Bergenfield PD
  • "Signs of traps." S. Roland, Wall Twp PD
  • "Instructors real life experience." Chris Mason, Wall Twp. PD
  • "Knowledge of operating traps." Robert Morgano, Robbinsville PD
  • "Life experience stories as real examples." Keith Rotondi, Hoboken
  • "Different signs of suspicious behavior and traps." Ty Hughes, Wall Twp. PD
  • Key points & identifiers to look for while conducting a search." James Ellis, Bristol Boro PD  
  • "Explanation of the anatomy of a trap." Chris Brugger, Bergenfield PD