In-Person or Remote Class


Dec 09 2024


9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Middlesex County Police Training Center
11 W. Patrol Road, Edison NJ 08837


  • 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.

Pre-Employment Background Investigation

Conducting a thorough and complete background investigation is one of the best ways to prevent future problems in your agency. Once a person is hired the process to remove them can be arduous and costly.

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 record of interpersonal relationships.

Conducting an in-depth, thorough, and complete investigation of each candidate is the only way to protect your agency.  With this valuable information, hiring committees can make informed decisions. This course covers the 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 the 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 lawsuits and worse, the disruption of your agency or company as you fight to correct the problem.

Paying via Purchase Order: CLICK HERE (we will send an invoice within 24 hours)

Paying via Credit Card: CONTINUE BELOW (Discounts are available for training subscribers, HIDTA members, or officers funding their own training. Contact for discount codes and for more information.)

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Remote Ticket
Available Tickets: 20

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In-Person Ticket
Available Tickets: 40

Select this ticket if student will attend training at the venue. A printed manual, handouts, snacks, and beverages will be given to all attendees.

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