In-Person Only Class


Sep 02 2022


9:00 am - 4:00 pm




North Bergen Police Department
6100 Tonnelle Ave. North Bergen, NJ 07047


  • Lt. Joe Pangaro
    Lt. Joe 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 is also a trained and certified Crime prevention officer who continues to train police officers at police academies throughout the Northeast. Lt. Pangaro has built the curriculum for school security training programs including “Plan and Prepare” and “Planning the Active Shooter Drill”. These programs are based on his experience as a police training officer and delivered to hundreds of police officers and schools in the region. He has also created multiple training programs, both classroom and hands on based, designed for the school, law enforcement and business communities on topics of safety and security, proper investigations, anti-drug awareness, cyber bullying, interview skills and violence response.

Building Successful Cases Through Report Writing

Officers will be instructed on various types of reports and key elements needed for each. Style, grammar, and punctuation skills are reviewed. Modern and various methods of accurately reconstructing events, organizing thoughts and observations at a scene to generate a timeline are taught. Officers are taught that a well-written report needs to be:

  • Efficient, including only necessary words and facts
  • Professional, free of grammar and spelling mistakes
  • Objective, omitting opinions, explanations, and theories
  • Thorough, including all pertinent information
  • Organized, presented in a logical sequence

In addition to report writing, a segment of the class will cover witness and suspect interview skills and techniques and how to decipher differing accounts and record statements. The class will stress the necessity of documentation of custody of evidence, how injuries were handled, and investigations carried out. Lastly, courtroom testimony skills will be reviewed emphasizing challenges that can be made to the officer’s report.

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